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Schools see ISTEP+ glitches for second day

by Kyle Stokes

April 30, 2013

Computer issues at a national testing company have forced Indiana education officials to suspend online statewide testing for the second day in a row.   StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports similar problems yesterday that kicked about 30,000 Indiana students out of their online ISTEP tests. A representative from testing company CTB/McGraw Hill has not returned requests... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Common Core Questions

by Kyle Stokes, Elle Moxley, and Gretchen Frazee

April 29, 2013

Opponents of nationally-crafted academic standards known as the Common Core claimed victory on the General Assembly’s final day in session last week.  Late Friday night, the Indiana House passed a bill designed to put any further rollout of the standards on hold — pending public hearings and a legislative review of the Common Core.  There... More »

Governor Pence and Speaker Bosma wrap up legislative session

by Brandon Smith

April 29, 2013

Governor Mike Pence and Speaker Brian Bosma are mending fences after a legislative session where disagreements between the two over Pence’s tax cut proposal were often public.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Indiana House and Senate disagree over gaming bill details

by Brandon Smith

April 22, 2013

With final negotiations underway on the fate of legislation aimed at helping Indiana’s gaming facility, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on a fundamental disagreement between the House and Senate sponsors of the bill. More »

Ball State University announces new sports facilities and capital campaign

by Stephanie Wiechmann

April 20, 2013

Ball State University has announced a $20 million campaign to fund new sports facilities on campus.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Indiana legislature not discussing Affordable Care Act implementation

by Brandon Smith

April 19, 2013

House Speaker Brian Bosma says the legislature is largely finished dealing with implementation of the Affordable Care Act this session.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, House Democrats say the General Assembly is punting on the biggest jobs bill in a generation. More »

Second Harvest Food Bank uses grant money for new truck

by Stephanie Wiechmann

April 18, 2013

Second Harvest Food Bank turns 30 this year.  To celebrate, it’s treating itself to a shiny new vehicle, thanks to help from grant money and the community.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Chesterfield packs auditorium to hear about Mounds Lake Reservoir project

by Stephanie Wiechmann

April 16, 2013

Four hundred people packed into the Chesterfield community auditorium Tuesday night to get answers about a proposed reservoir that could snake its way through Madison and Delaware counties.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. A map of the proposed reservoir can be found here. Future community meetings: Tuesday, April 23, at Daleville High School Cafetorium in Daleville... More »

State April revenue forecast reignites discussion on tax cuts

by Brandon Smith

April 16, 2013

A new revenue forecast predicts even stronger tax revenue growth for Indiana over the next two year.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, House and Senate fiscal leaders say it will not dramatically alter budget negotiations. More »

Muncie educates community about tackling county meth problem

by Sarah Phinney

April 15, 2013

Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler says the city has spent $150,000 in resources to combat methamphetamine addiction and production.  That’s because the city deals with one meth lab incident per week.  IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports on how the city is responding. More »

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