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More copper wire thefts reported in Muncie and Anderson

by Stephanie Wiechmann

December 17, 2013

Indiana Michigan Power says it has seen an upswing in copper wire thefts in the Muncie and Anderson area in recent weeks.   IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Superintendent Ritz says training for college and career the same

by Stephanie Wiechmann

December 12, 2013

State schools superintendent Glenda Ritz says that training students for a post-high school career has become the same as training students for college.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Ball State economist predicts small amount of growth in 2014

by Stephanie Wiechmann

December 11, 2013

A Ball State University economist predicts a small amount of economic growth for both the US and Indiana in 2014.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Muncie schools makes case for state transportation waiver

by Stephanie Wiechmann

December 9, 2013

Officials with Muncie Community Schools say they will not provide bus transportation for students next year because voters denied a tax referendum that would fund the service. But to stop service so soon, they’ll need permission from the state. As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the district and the public made their case to the state... More »

State education officials dispute may delay work on academic standards

by Elle Moxley

December 6, 2013

Some State Board of Education members say their public ongoing dispute with state schools superintendent Glenda Ritz might delay work on revising Indiana’s academic standards.  StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Years of F Grades at Glenwood

by Kyle Stokes

December 5, 2013

State education officials have a decision to make about a school with some of Indiana’s worst test scores.  Glenwood Leadership Academy in Evansville is likely to earn an F on the state’s grading scale for the sixth straight year.  That would normally trigger an intervention — the state hiring an outside company to help turn... More »

Governor Mike Pence announces his 2014 legislative priorities

by Brandon Smith

December 5, 2013

Governor Mike Pence’s 2014 legislative agenda is full of proposals that would increase spending while curtailing state tax revenues…heading into a non-budget session of the General Assembly.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, that agenda includes a phase-out of the state’s business personal property tax. Governor Pence’s agenda also includes a call for funding... More »

Anderson University receives Lilly grant to study clergy salaries and debt

by Stephanie Wiechmann

December 4, 2013

Anderson University’s School of Theology has received money from the Lilly Endowment foundation to help improve the financial well-being of students who serve as the spiritual heads of churches.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Superintendent Ritz says Pence agency documents show attempt to gain power

by Brandon Smith

December 4, 2013

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says emails from Governor Mike Pence’s new education agency reveal an attempt to oust her as State Board of Education Chair.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Pence administration officials say that attempt is going nowhere. More »

Despite tensions, State Board of Education plans for future

by Elle Moxley

December 3, 2013

Members of Indiana’s State Board of Education say they’re making progress on the state’s education goals despite ongoing tension between state superintendent Glenda Ritz and the ten other board members. As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, the board met today to outline some of those goals. More »

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