IPR News
« Back to the Archives

StateImpact Indiana: ISTEP Technology

by Kyle Stokes

June 28, 2013

A question still lingered after executives of testing company CTB/McGraw-Hill appeared before state lawmakers last week to apologize for the two-day disruption of this April’s ISTEP exams. That question, as StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports – how could the company not foresee the server error that disrupted at least 78,000 students’ exams? More »

Indiana Senator Dan Coats talks about immigration reform

by Brandon Smith

June 28, 2013

Indiana Senator Dan Coats says he believes compromise between the House and Senate is possible on immigration reform.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Coats says that will require a key concession by Senate sponsors. More »

Vouchers help seniors pay for fresh produce at local farmer’s markets

by Jason Puhr

June 27, 2013

Area farmers markets have been getting a small boost from the state Department of Health for more than a decade.  Through local agencies, senior citizens can get food vouchers that can be redeemed for fresh local produce.  IPR’s Jason Puhr reports on the impact the simple program is having on the community. More »

ARF celebrates 15 years with new educational program

by Safarali Saydshoev

June 26, 2013

Muncie’s Animal Rescue Fund is turning 15 years old this year.  As IPR’s Safarali Saydshoev reports, the staff will soon begin taking their pet care message into Muncie schools. More »

Indiana officials mull constutional same-sex marriage ban after Supreme Court decision

by Brandon Smith

June 26, 2013

Indiana officials are joining Americans across the country in reacting to today’s Supreme Court decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act.  Same-sex marriage is already banned in Indiana.  But at issue next session is a bill aimed at writing that ban into the state constitution.  IPR’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Pence administration optimistic about Healthy Indiana Plan future

by Brandon Smith

June 25, 2013

Officials in the administration of Governor Mike Pence  say they’re optimistic that thousands of Hoosiers will retain their health insurance in the Healthy Indiana Plan through an extension of the program by the federal government.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

US Supreme Court clears Ball State in workplace discrimination case

by Stephanie Wiechmann

June 24, 2013

Ball State University has been cleared on a charge of creating a racially-hostile work environment in a case that reached the US Supreme Court.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Indiana’s May Employment Report

by Brandon Smith

June 21, 2013

Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped for the second month in a row as the state’s private sector continues to add jobs.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on May’s numbers. More »

Anderson Common Council votes on new annexation plan with lack of attendance

by Jason Puhr

June 20, 2013

A majority of Anderson Common Council members did not attend a special meeting called by the Anderson mayor Thursday night.  As IPR’s Jason Puhr reports, Mayor Kevin Smith wanted to discuss a new annexation plan. More »

StateImpact Indiana: ISTEP Review

by Kyle Stokes

June 20, 2013

It’s been two months since computer problems halted online ISTEP exams across Indiana — and it will likely be another month until students and teachers know whether their results will count.  That’s when a New Hampshire-based testing expert will answer the question of whether the interruptions are enough to throw out the results.  While more... More »

Older Stories »

« Back to the Archives