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Muncie Schools Struggling To Hire Enough Teachers

Some Indiana schools struggle to find enough teachers as the new school year begins. Muncie Community Schools officials say the district lost 53 teachers, about 11 percent of its staff, between May and Aug. 9. The district will not rehire all of the positions, but it did hired back 13, and it is still looking for three guidance counselors. In May, […]

The Road To Affordable Pre-K In Indiana

In the landscape of Indiana education politics, it’s rare to find a topic people on opposite political and ideological sides agree on. But over the last few years, one such topic has come forward: affordable pre-k. Most of the people working toward this goal agree the state should offer funding to make that possible. But opinions diverge there, over […]

Charter School Funding And Approval In Indiana

A hallway in Seven Oaks Charter School. (Brad Davis/WFIU)

Indiana has a national reputation for encouraging school choice. Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence has touted school choice as part of his education record. Certain ratings put the state as the biggest champion of school choice. In a nutshell, there’s a lot of choice and people know it. It’s a simple idea. Proponents say choice gives families the ability to leave schools […]

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