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StateImpact Indiana: School Lunch

by Elle Moxley

August 23, 2012

What our kids are eating in their school lunches has been a topic of discussion since the School Nutrition Association was created in the 1940s.   But the guidelines are always changing.   New rules handed down this year from the United States Department of Agriculture focus less on calories and fat and more on whether all... More »

Evan Bayh campaigns for Senate candidate Joe Donnelly

by Brandon Smith

August 22, 2012

Former Indiana Governor and Senator Evan Bayh is hitting the campaign trail with Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

IU Public Policy Institute hosts gubernatorial candidates tonight

by IPR News

August 21, 2012

Indiana’s three gubernatorial candidates will take the stage at IUPUI tonight for a series of conversations with retired Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard.  Republican Mike Pence, Democrat John Gregg, and Libertarian Rupert Boneham will speak individually with Shepard about the state’s policy future.  Topics will include education, workforce development, energy and the environment... More »

Pence responds on Health Care Act for Indiana

by Brandon Smith

August 21, 2012

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Mike Pence says Governor Daniels should avoid implementing the Affordable Care Act in Indiana.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Pence issued a formal response today to Daniels’ request for input on the health care law. More »

New Castle baseball team heads to Little League World Series

by Jingxia Wei

August 17, 2012

A Little League baseball team from New Castle is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania today… warming up for their first game in the Little League World Series.  IPR’s Jingxia Wei spoke to the team by phone about the tournament. And results are in from the Little League Softball World Series.  Anderson’s Riverfield Little League All-Stars took fourth... More »

Indiana officials don’t agree with July employment report

by Brandon Smith

August 17, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Indiana’s unemployment rate increased for the second straight month in July, even though the state’s private sector added jobs for the ninth consecutive month.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, state officials are disputing the bureau’s findings. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Training prisoners for the coal mines

by Julie Rawe

August 16, 2012

After the state cut funding for college degree programs for inmates, Indiana’s prison administrators are redesigning their educational programs for prisoners.  They are now focusing on training inmates for jobs in specific industries.  And as StateImpact Indiana’s Julie Rawe reports, that means training prisoners for jobs in, — among other professions — coal mining. More »

All Indiana counties now eligible for federal drought loans

by Brandon Smith

August 16, 2012

Farmers and livestock producers in all 92 Indiana counties are now eligible to receive emergency loans from the federal government to provide relief from the severe drought.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Legislative study committee tackles teacher evaluations

by Brandon Smith

August 15, 2012

As a new school year begins, it’s not just students who have homework due – Hoosier school corporations are required to submit new teacher evaluation programs to the state Department of Education by next month.  And as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, some legislators are concerned about the effectiveness of the evaluations. More »

Indiana University studies link between test scores and ACT scores

by Elle Moxley, StateImpact Indiana

August 14, 2012

Students at schools where scores on end-of-course assessments are improving don’t necessarily do better on college entrance exams. That’s the finding of an Indiana University researcher studying the correlation between school performance and college preparedness.  IU School of Education Professor Adam Maltese says students at schools with higher performance actually scored half a point lower... More »

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