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Elle Moxley

Elle Moxley came to WFIU in 2012 from The Examiner, a community newspaper in suburban Kansas City. She previously worked for KBIA-FM in Columbia, Mo.; The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill.; and the Associated Press in London. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri, where she studied multimedia journalism and broadcasting.

Recent Posts by Elle Moxley

March 17, 2014


Students work on art projects at Busy Bees Academy, a public preschool in Columbus.

Indiana Will Tap Into Existing Funds To Pay For Pre-K Pilot

Funding for Indiana’s newly-minted preschool program will come from existing appropriations and federal funds.

March 12, 2014


State Board members Cari Whicker, left, and Brad Oliver listen during a presentation on new social studies standards.

State Board Approves Updated Social Studies Standards

The State Board voted 10-1 Wednesday to approve updated social studies standards after a year-long review process.

March 12, 2014


Carrie Hillyard, who leads the turnaround team Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation leaders created to assist five struggling district schools, speaks to State Board of Education members at a public hearing on the future of Glenwood Leadership Academy.

State Board Signs Off On Local Improvement Plan For Glenwood

State education officials will step up oversight of an underperforming school in Evansville, but the efforts will stop short of state takeover.

March 12, 2014


State Board of Education member Andrea Neal, center, helps her students prepare for the state's 'We the People' competition. Neal, who teaches middle school history, says she's not satisfied with proposed social studies standards.

Five Things To Know About Proposed Social Studies Standards

Lost in the furor over Common Core has been the routine review of Indiana’s social studies standards, which are up for a vote Wednesday.

March 7, 2014


K-12 educators and subject matter experts reviewed the state's academic standards during a two-day workshop in Indianapolis last week.

Indiana Chamber Reviews Proposed Education Standards

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants to see more rigorous math standards and a recommended reading list added to the proposed expectations for schools.

March 5, 2014


The SAT is getting an overhaul in 2016 — and retooled to align with the Common Core academic standards.

Biggest SAT Question In Indiana Is Alignment To Common Core

High school students will take a very different college entrance exam in two years when the company that administers the SAT rolls out a new test.

March 4, 2014


Publishers are marketing textbooks as aligned to Common Core, but new research suggests the material may not match up closely with the nationally-crafted expectations for what students should know and learn at each grade level.

If State Opts Out, Will Schools Still Get Common Core Texts?

While the proposed expectations state education officials will consider next month overlap with Common Core, they also include Indiana-specific content.

March 3, 2014


Manchester University professor Tim Brauch lectures his discrete math class. Brauch has been involved in the rewrite of Indiana's K-12 standards.

Listen: Inside Indiana’s Academic Standards Rewrite

Still wondering how Indiana arrived at new academic standards to replace the Common Core? We take a look inside the revision process.

February 26, 2014


State Board of Education members Cari Whicker, left, and Sarah O'Brien listen during the Indianapolis public meeting on academic standards.

Common Core Opponents, Proponents Criticize New Standards

Both groups told state education officials Tuesday at a public hearing in Indianapolis there are just too many proposed academic standards to teach.

February 25, 2014


State Board member Brad Oliver and state superintendent Glenda Ritz listen during the January 2014 meeting.

Five Questions For State Board’s Brad Oliver On Standards

State Board of Education member Brad Oliver answers StateImpact's questions about the ongoing academic standards review process.

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