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Ben Skirvin

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August 30, 2011

 

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“Failing” School Companies Give Donation To Superintendent

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett received donations from two vendors connected with two “failing” schools in Indianapolis

August 29, 2011

 

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Indiana Board of Education Approves Take Over Plan

The Indiana Board of Education held its final vote earlier today on the take over five Hoosier schools, four of them from Indianapolis.

August 29, 2011

 

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Longer School Day: A Student Perspective

Bloomington South High School Junior Eleanore Fuqua is a young student journalist and she brings us the inside scoop when it comes to waking up early for class

August 26, 2011

 

No New Evidence Found In Landfill Search

After nine days, Bloomington Police Department have decided to discontinue a search of the Sycamore Ridge Landfill.

August 26, 2011

 

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What’s Next For The “Failing” IPS Schools?

Many questions still remain in the ongoing saga of the state take over of four failing schools in the Indianapolis Public School system.

August 18, 2011

 

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How Are Indiana Universities Investing On Wall Street?

Indiana’s three biggest public university endowments have a combined $2.7 billion tied up in various investment strategies.

July 21, 2011

 

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Why Do Indiana Schools And Unions Want Longer Contracts?

Many Indiana schools rushed to complete contract negotiations temporarily avoiding a new law which limits collective bargaining agreements.

July 20, 2011

 

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Who’s Left Out Of Indiana Charter School Options?

Only 19 of Indiana’s 92 counties have at least one charter school. In many in rural areas the nearest charter school could be 70-miles away.

July 8, 2011

 

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Schools Struggle To Work With Growing Latino Population

State Impact Indiana reports on how schools are integrating a growing percentage of English Language Learners into Indiana's cash strapped classrooms.

June 8, 2011

 

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GM Investing Money, Creating Jobs At Bedford Plant

Officials with the company say the investment will be used to replace plant machinery and will result in the creation of about 51 jobs.

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