Nearly a million Hoosiers on food stamps will receive phone calls in the next few days as the state gets the word out about a change in the timing of their benefits. The change is meant to ease the burden on grocery stores.
Listen to Brandon Smith's story about a gathering at Indiana Statehouse Sunday celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela.
Though many of the speakers at the service for the late South African leader expressed sorrow at his passing, the focus was on Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the example he set for people across the world.
Superintendent Glenda Ritz has been at odds with the rest of the State Board of Education for months, and now some Board members say they’re worried the ongoing dispute will delay important work revising Indiana’s academic standards.
When state lawmakers paused rollout of the Common Core in the spring, they gave the State Board of Education a July 1, 2014, deadline to revisit Indiana’s academic standards.
Legislative leaders say they are reluctant for the General Assembly to intervene in the fight between State Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the State Board of Education. That’s despite a flare-up this week in the ongoing conflict.
Superintendent Ritz Wednesday accused Governor Pence’s new education agency of trying to oust her as chair of the State Board. The allegations came almost immediately after a mediation session between the State Board and Ritz that failed to yield many positive results.
Governor Mike Pence’s 2014 legislative agenda is full of proposals that would increase spending while curtailing state tax revenues heading into a non-budget session of the General Assembly. That agenda includes a phase-out of the state’s business personal property tax.
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says emails from Governor Pence’s new education agency reveal an attempt to oust her as State Board of Education Chair. But Pence administration officials say that attempt is going nowhere.
For the third consecutive year, WBOI will present unique holiday music specials produced by Rob Martinez, a station volunteer and owner of one of the largest private collections of Christmas music in the United States.
Three specials will be broadcast this December with a different theme for every half-hour segment. Some of the themes will include Christmas disco, Modes of Christmas Transporation, an NFL Christmas, Christmas Obesity, and Christmas Blues.