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The IPS Magnet School Conundrum

“There are few bigger champions of diversity than white, college-educated city-dwellers. Except when it comes to schools. In that regard, we’re far more like suburbanites than we’d care to admit.”

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Millions Spent In Graduating Few

Tens of millions in state dollars due to come its way over the next two years, and a founder whose for-profit company charged millions of dollars in management fees and rent to the school.

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Phil Gulley: A Lesson On Education

“Let the teachers teach, let the principals oversee, let the superintendents be part-time, insist the parents do their jobs so the teachers can do theirs, and impeach any politician who piles on regulations while cutting funds.”

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How An Executive Order Changed A Butler Study-Abroad Group’s Travel Plans

“This misguided travel ban only shows that we need more exposure to diverse people, religions, languages, and ways of life, so that the unfamiliar becomes less feared,” says Butler University’s study abroad director.

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Jimmy Sullivan Was Here

Jimmy’s parents sent him to live at Muscatatuck in 1952. It was a state-run institution for people with developmental disabilities, a place where parents sent children with nowhere else to go.

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Talks of the Town: CreativeMornings and TEDx Indianapolis

Local experimental-art collective Know No Stranger lampooned Silicon Valley product launches. The pitch: a robot, Ascme, that only responded to “the crispy rhythm of monosyllabic speech.”

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Ask Me Anything: Jamie Merisotis

In America Needs Talent, Jamie Merisotis writes about the state of college in the U.S., where less than 25 percent of students attend full time and live on campus with the support of their parents.

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Tuned Out: Deborah Paul on Playing an Instrument

My mother insisted I know how to read music even if I couldn’t perform it, and maybe that was good enough.

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Video: Letterman Salutes Ball State on Late Show

“It’s like a wonderland of education,” he said of his alma mater. “When I was there, it was all dumb kids.”

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Tweets of the Week: Obama Does Indy Edition

Via @GoIndyGo: “You know Indy is a world class city when we can handle the President of the United States and @DaveCoulier on the same day.”

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Money Ball: How Some NFL Players Might Make a Quick Buck

Some NFL players could be going back to school—at Indiana University—instead of packing for vacation.

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Worlds Collide: Science and Religion at Ball State

Nearly six years into teaching his “Boundaries of Science” class, trouble found Eric Hedin, thanks in part to an anonymous informant whose identity and motivations remain a mystery. What happened next threatened to embarrass his employer, Ball State, which formed a special committee to investigate the class’s subject matter.

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Building Tomorrow: It Takes a Village

One summer, George Srour’s internship took him to Uganda. Now he leads a globally focused nonprofit organization and has Bill Clinton’s attention.

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Class Dismissed: Thoughts on Education

Amid all the chatter surrounding Common Core standards—what education is essential and what is not—I hear a lot about college prep but not enough about prep for life.

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Five Wild Ideas to Make Indy Better

A few of the city’s smartest urban thinkers give their take on what would make Indy a better place.

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