StateImpact Indiana
10:48 am
Thu August 23, 2012

StateImpact Indiana: How Federal School Lunch Guidelines Are Changing Menus At Indiana Schools

Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 10:32 am

What kids are eating in their school lunches has been a topic of discussion since the School Nutrition Association was created in the 1940s. That’s because the guidelines are always changing.

New rules handed down earlier this year from the United States Department of Agriculture focus less on calories and fat and more on whether all the food groups are being served.

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1:18 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Legislators concerned about new teacher evaluations

Some legislators say they're concerned about the effectiveness of new Indiana teacher evaluations.
Brandon Smith Indiana Public Broadcasting

As a new school year begins, it’s not just students who have homework due – Hoosier school corporations are required to submit new teacher evaluation programs to the state Department of Education by next month.  But some legislators say they are concerned about the effectiveness of the evaluations.

The state Department of Education developed a teacher evaluation model that was tested in dozens of school corporations last school year.  Schools don’t have to use that model – they can modify it, use other models or develop their own. 

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NPR Story
11:39 am
Fri August 10, 2012

StateImpact Indiana: Why The Project School Won't Be The First Indiana Charter To Close

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 10:33 am

Parents of children who attended The Indianapolis Project School will have to find somewhere else to send their kids after federal judge ruled Tuesday that Mayor Greg Ballard was within his authority as a charter school authorizer to revoke his sponsorship of the school.

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