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StateImpact Indiana: Common Core Nonfiction

by Elle Moxley

May 30, 2013

Over the next several months, state lawmakers will review a set of nationally-crafted academic standards known as the Common Core.  Indiana signed on to the standards in 2010, but now some parents and policymakers want out.  One of their concerns is a requirement that 70 percent of what high school students read now come from... More »

Indiana announces Biosciences Research Institute

by Brandon Smith

May 30, 2013

Governor Mike Pence says the creation of a new Biosciences Research Institute will create jobs, attract investment and talent from around the globe, and help retain the state’s top graduates.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on what’s being called the first industry-led life sciences research institute in the country. More »

Warm temperatures bring seasonal businesses back to Muncie

by Safarali Saydshoev

May 29, 2013

Summer temperatures are finally here and now begins the busy months for businesses that target warm weather.  Most are year-round operations, but seasonal businesses can still be found in Muncie.  How can a Muncie business owner survive with a seasonal business?  IPR’s Safarali Saydshoev reports. More »

Pence asks President to reject new carbon standards

by Brandon Smith

May 29, 2013

Governor Mike Pence wants President Barack Obama to reject new carbon emissions standards the Environmental Protection Agency is considering.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Pence says the new standards would damage Indiana’s energy future. More »

Ball State’s storm chasing students see tornadoes up close

by Jason Puhr

May 28, 2013

Eight Ball State students got to experience first-hand the destructive tornado season the Western states have seen this month.  While on a storm chasing trip for class credit, the students headed towards severe storms in an attempt to understand how and why bad weather happens.  IPR’s Jason Puhr reports. More »

Supreme Court of the United States will not hear Indiana abortion funding case

by Brandon Smith

May 28, 2013

The U-S Supreme Court today declined to hear the case challenging an Indiana law that attempts to halt state funding to Planned Parenthood of Indiana.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Tuhey Pool reopens this weekend

by Jason Puhr

May 24, 2013

Muncie’s Tuhey Pool will open for the summer on Saturday.  As IPR’s Jason Puhr reports, the community pool is under new management this season. More »

Indiana Academy builds like an Egyptian

by Stephanie Wiechmann

May 23, 2013

High school students at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities have spent the last two weeks creating their own Egyptian tomb in the basement of the high school at Ball State University.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

International students learn English at International Conversation Hour

by Safarali Saydshoev

May 23, 2013

Each semester, Ball State University plays host to more than seven hundred international students.  For the last five years, the students have been practicing English and acclimating to Muncie at the International Conversation Hour.  IPR’s Safarali Saydshoev reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: A to F Rewrite

by Kyle Stokes

May 22, 2013

Indiana education officials will soon re-write the formula state leaders use to assign letter grade ratings to schools — again. Barely a year ago, the State Board of Education approved new rules for identifying the best- and worst-performing schools in Indiana. Now, the General Assembly has given state officials until November to try again. Among the groups hoping to... More »

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