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October 1, 2014

 

Batchelor Middle School Media Specialist Jaime Burkhart helps social studies teacher Becky Boyle plan a lesson for her students on the American Revolution.

How The Role Of A School Librarian Is Changing

Today’s librarians have a slightly different role than in the past, as they’ve had to adapt to survive technological advances and budget cuts.

September 26, 2014

 

Toll Road

How The Toll Road Bankruptcy Could Impact Indiana

Less than a decade into its lease, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy.

September 10, 2014

 

Emily (left) and Holli Burnfield work on language arts lessons together. The girls are homeschooled, along with their younger sister Layla, in Bloomfield.

Homeschool Families Don’t Have Many State Guidelines

As families opt to homeschool to avoid dealing with the frustrations of traditional school, Indiana's lax regulations often leave them to their own devices.

August 20, 2014

 

The number of teachers' aides on public school staffs has increased by 130 percent since the year 1970.

Non-Teaching Personnel Now Make Up Half Of District Staffs

Nationwide, the number of non-teaching personnel on school staffs has increased over the last half century, at a faster rate than that of teachers and students.

August 13, 2014

 

Teachers around the state are trying to adjust to new standards and anticipate the unknown assessment students will take this spring.

As New School Year Begins, Teachers Cope With Changes

Teachers around the state are trying to adjust to new standards and anticipate the unknown assessment students will take this spring.

August 1, 2014

 

Students at a Jump Start program in Seymour work with their teacher on learning the alphabet.

Little People, Big Plans: Pre-K Preparations In Jackson Co.

Since the state Jackson County for its pre-k pilot program, education leaders there have been getting ready for the program’s launch next summer.

July 15, 2014

 

Superintendent Glenda Ritz addresses the press outside July's State Board of Education meeting.

Teachers Anxious Over State Board Tension, Lack Of Movement

Infighting between State Board of Education members and Superintendent Glenda Ritz worries many Indiana teachers, who need board guidance on pressing issues.

February 5, 2014

 

Snow Plow

Companies Look For Alternatives As Salt Supplies Diminish

Maintenance crews are looking for more effective and cheaper options to keep the streets safe and clean.

November 15, 2013

 

Indiana is home to 1,000 state-regulated dams, including 241 that are considered

Six High-Hazard Dams Could Cost Peru Residents Thousands

A group of residents just north of Peru is scrambling to come up with thousands of dollars for dam maintenance and repair.

January 21, 2013

 

river otter

Growing River Otter Population Poses Problem For Landowners

Indiana has been working for decades to bring the river otter population back to the state, but the otters are starting to create some problems for landowners.

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