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4:36 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Education Bill Proposes ISTEP Replacement

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The Senate may take up a bill to scrap Indiana schools’ state-mandated tests.

Sens. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) and Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) have proposed junking the Core 40 end-of-course assessments entirely, and replacing ISTEP with something shorter, cheaper, and easier to grade.

President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) says students and teachers are frustrated with how much time is spent either taking tests or getting ready for them. And he says he‘s still hearing complaints from schools in his district about problems with McGraw-Hill‘s administration of ISTEP.

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Weather Closings
6:11 am
Mon January 26, 2015

School Delays For Tuesday, January 27

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The following schools are on a 2-hour delay today:

Covington Community School Corporation

Southeast Fountain School Corporation

Education
6:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Charter School Efficacy Again In Question As Ball State Closes Schools

In the 2013-14 school year, Indiana opened 11 charter schools...and closed eight.
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In his State of the State address, Governor Mike Pence doubled down on the state’s efforts to be one of the nation’s leaders in the number of charter schools, saying he wants to even out the funding model so charters get more money relative to their traditional public school brethren.

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Sports
5:54 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

Boilers Come Up Short Against The Buckeyes

The Purdue women's basketball team lost to Ohio State 79-71 Sunday afternoon in Mackey Arena.
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Five players scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Purdue women’s basketball team to a win today at Mackey Arena.

The Boilermakers lost to Ohio State 79-71 in overtime.

The Boilers struggled in the first half, shooting just 27.3% from the floor.

But the team rallied in the second half, building a 12-point lead with 9:49 remaining in the game.

The Buckeyes surged back, outscoring the Boilermakers 21-9 during the last nine minutes of regulation.

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Arts & Culture
7:11 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Book Review: Congo - The Epic History of a People

The Democratic Republic of Congo currently ranks among the world's most failed nation states, second only to war torn Somalia.

Congo: The Epic History of a People, relates the story of the last several centuries of the Congolese through interviews and historical research in what many say is a gripping tale that reads like a novel.

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