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City Community Education Government Press Releases

Glenda Ritz: “No Make up Snow Days for Indiana Schools”; Fights Disaster Capitalism

Photo taken by Aimee Fant at Murpah Shrine Club, Muncie, Indiana Glenda Ritz Stands for Common Sense Muncie, Indiana – As if Indiana needed another reason to support Glenda Ritz in her common-sense efforts to improve the Indiana educational system and keep it intact, according to Lydia Sheaks of the Elkhart Truth, State Superintendent Glenda Ritz […]

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Government

Muncie Schools: School Bus Waiver Hearing Concludes

Muncie Community Schools Plead Their Case on the School Bus Waiver MUNCIE, Indiana – As Mark Burkhardt, Chief Financial Officer of Muncie Community Schools (MCS) said tonight to the four members from the Department of Education and School Transportation, “I certainly don’t envy your decision because both options aren’t really attractive.” Mark was referring to […]

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Education

Muncie: Parents Glimpse Into Future of Education Reform

MUNCIE, INDIANA – Education reform has been covered often on Muncie Voice. It’s not a topic exclusive to Muncie, or Indiana, so there are lessons which can be learned from other communities NPR’s Claudio Sanchez wrote an article about the difficulties in Philadelphia’s school system. If you live in Muncie, Indiana, you should read it. […]

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Community Government

Muncie School Board Votes to Merge High Schools

MUNCIE, IN – It took all of 10 minutes during their special board meeting of the Muncie Community School Board to end the 51 year tradition of Southside High School tonight in a packed gymnasium inside the Muncie Area Career Center. The school board members were shuttled into the Career Center and once the pledge […]

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Education

Muncie Community School Board: Residents Make Last Appeal

MUNCIE, INDIANA – The Muncie Community School Board met tonight in the Anthony School Administration building for a standing room only business meeting giving local residents one last time to make their appeal for Option F to the school board. A handful of residents, mainly parents and students of Muncie Southside were given 3 minutes […]

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Education

School Referendum: Why I’m Voting Yes, And You Should, Too

Muncie’s School Referendum 2013 – Voters Will Decide A family relocating to the Muncie area is being shown potential homes in the Old West End, by their realtor. They are looking for an older home to restore, of which a number of great bargains to be found. The parents ask about the school options available. […]

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City Community Culture

Is Muncie Saving “Face” on Facebook?

Living the Lie You Always Wanted-Is Muncie  Saving “Face” on Facebook The math says “Yes.”     Image: Courtesy of http://www.someecards.com “May your life someday be as awesome as you pretend it is on Facebook” There’s more to this story than Muncie’s Facebook users could ever care to tell. This meme on the surface is tongue in […]

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Community

University Village Update: ‘Nattering Nabobs of Negativism’

Muncie, Indiana – Last week the local newspaper was given an “exclusive look” at the drawings for the newly named Village Promenade in Muncie’s University Village area. Those drawings are provided at the end of this article for your review. However, the developers of the project, Investment Property Advisors (IPA), has a similar project in […]

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City Culture Government

What Being the Whitest Black Guy Really Means in the Heartland; Checking in-50 Years After “The Dream”

What Being the Whitest Black Guy REALLY Means in the Heartland; Checking in- 50 Years after “The Dream” By- Aimee Fant   Photo: Associated Press, USA- August 24th 2013 How very easy it is to underestimate the significance of a great or small thing, when we don’t have a dog in that fight. That’s not to say that […]

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Culture Government

Middletown: Where’s the Stimulus?

(photo courtesy of The Century Foundation) Gallup concludes in their recent industry poll that our economy is the main driving force behind perceptions of industry. I would contend that Americans consider many aspects beyond just our economy. The Fed’s stimulus package has pumped trillions into the financial industry since 2009. It’s fueled the stock market […]