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Ben Skirvin

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February 11, 2012


The Nostalgia Of Single-Class High School Basketball

There has been talk of returning to a single-class high school basketball tournament.

January 31, 2012


Will Apple Dominate Indiana’s E-textbook Market?

iPads seem to be popping up in schools and universities all over Indiana, but how strong is Apples grasp on Indiana's e-textbook market?

January 26, 2012


Brain Drain In Indiana: The Facts And Opinions

In some Indiana counties, as many as 75 percent of all college students leave Indiana after graduation.

January 18, 2012


Interactive Map: Brain Drain In Indiana

One in three graduates from Indiana’s public colleges left the state and the ones with the most advanced degrees were the most likely to leave.

January 13, 2012


US Secretary Of Education Opposes School Vouchers In Indiana

US Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan says he disagrees with efforts in Indiana to expand school voucher options in the state.

January 12, 2012


Want To Buy An Old School? Too Bad. Charters Get First Dibs.

A new law passed last year allows charter schools to buy unused school property for $1 and charter schools have not been shy about hunting these schools down.

January 5, 2012


What Happens When A School Closes?

Nearly 146 traditional public schools have closed in Indiana over the last four years. We’ve mapped the fate of as many of those buildings as we could.

December 22, 2011


The Seven Most Influential Lawmakers In Indiana Education

Republicans control the Indiana General Assembly and a handful of conservative lawmakers were behind controversial legislation last legislative session.

December 14, 2011


Tiny School Avoids Closure By Becoming Charter

What happens when a small town in southeastern Indiana loses its public school and residents attempt against all odds to replace it with a charter school?

December 7, 2011


Is Indiana Doing Enough To Stop Bullying?

Indiana does not have mandatory oversight and review of bullying trends or specific legal remedies laid out in cases where bullying occurs.

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