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Indiana Chamber of Commerce Damaged Teaching Profession

MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – We came across an interesting editorial from a Jay County newspaper, Commercial Review, holding the Indiana Chamber of Commerce accountable for destroying the teacher profession in Indiana. We could hardly believe it came from an Indiana newspaper. We were pleasantly surprised to have some company in East Central Indiana though we’d […]

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Indiana Education Reform Developed in Boardrooms

Rich Hoosiers Meddling in Indiana Education Reform By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana (BLOG)– There will be a march today in the Statehouse Atrium at 2:00 pm to protest the handling of democratically elected Superintendent of Public Education, Glenda Ritz. It’s mainly to protest the stripping of her powers by Governor Mike Pence and the Republican-led […]

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Ball State Burying Million Dollar Losses in Reserves

Whitewashing and Censorship Continues at Ball State University MUNCIE, Indiana – In case you didn’t see the article in the Ball State Daily News, the board of trustees decided to bury the majority of the $13.1 million lost in 2011 in their reserves to avoid “negatively affecting students or teachers”. The loss was a result […]

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Education Government

Governor Pence Sells Out Hoosier Children

Indianapolis, IN — State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) said Governor Pence owes Muncie and the rest of the state a more complete explanation about why he did not submit the state’s application for an $80 million federal grant for early childhood education. “I was shocked and dismayed to learn of the governor’s 11th hour decision, […]

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Culture Education

The Hoosier Poverty Problem Needs Real Solutions

Indiana’s Kids Rely on Smart Poverty Policies from Hoosier Lawmakers By: Andrew Bradley More than one in five Hoosier children are stuck living in poverty, and they need Indiana’s policymakers to tackle innovative policy solutions to help secure their future. Data recently released by Kids Count and the Indiana Youth Institute reveal that the poverty rate […]

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Culture Education

Programming Languages: Is Coding the New Literacy?

21st Century Literacy: New Initiative Makes Case that Learning to Code is for Everyone Many people view computer programming as a narrow, technical activity appropriate for only a small segment of the population. But, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from MIT’s Media Lab, the University of California’s Digital Media and Learning (DML) Research Hub, and […]

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Education

Charter Schools: Study Finds Widespread Fraud, Mismanagement & Waste

Charter school operators want to have it both ways. When they’re answering critics of school privatization, they say charter schools are public — they use public funds and provide students with a tuition-free education. But when it comes to transparency…

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Mayor Dennis Tyler Declares “Muncie Moving Forward”

MUNCIE, Indiana – This past week, City of Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler gave the “State of the City” address to a packed house of attendees at the Horizon Convention Center. While the address is generally retrospective, I get the sense this is yet another symbol of spring, or the birth of a new life for […]

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Community Education

Muncie Central Early College a Reality

Muncie, IN – During a press conference this afternoon, Tim Heller, Superintendent of Muncie Community Schools and Dr. Andrew Bowne, Regional Chancellor, East Central & Richmond at Ivy Tech Community College announced the establishment of the Muncie Central Early College. The Early College programs will begin in the fall of the upcoming 2014-2015 school year […]

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Education

School Consolidations: Who’s Next?

MUNCIE, IN – As the 2013 saga involving Muncie Community Schools is winding down, except for the Tea Parties always festive tradition of “beating the dead horse”, we are starting to get some clues about who might be next in Delaware County school consolidations. As Governor Mike Pence is learning, before you promise businesses that […]