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The State Board of Education approved the scores students need in order to reach proficiency on Indiana’s new standardized test at a meeting Thursday.

How To Find Healthy Food At State Fairs And Festivals

Jul 23, 2019

Temperatures are soaring, and that means Midwesterners are headed to summer fairs and festivals. They’ll eat plenty of high calorie foods ⁠—from corn dogs to fried ice cream sandwiches ⁠— but some festivals are trying to include healthier foods.

Indiana House and Senate Republican leadership want to insert themselves into a federal lawsuit against Attorney General Curtis Hill and the state.

Hundreds of thousands of protestors flooded the streets of Puerto Rico’s capital Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello. Meanwhile, a group of passionate South Bend residents held a rally in solidarity with them. 

An Indiana non-profit is touring the state to bring opioid education and tools to faith based communities. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in Indianapolis Friday for the Young Democrats of America national convention. Pelosi’s remarks focused on the diversity of ideas within the Democratic Party.

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Greater Lafayette is home to a host of groups fighting for a cause, whether that’s racial equality, reproductive justice, or an end to gun violence. The broader goals of many of these organizations overlap, but sometimes conflicts can threaten to derail their conversations.

Employers from companies across northern Indiana got to visit Westville Correctional Facility Thursday as part of an initiative to encourage businesses to hire former inmates.

The U.S. census determines billions of dollars in federal funding for Indiana – including for schools – and education leaders across the state are on a mission to make sure every Hoosier child gets counted in 2020. 

Young Democrats say faith in politics is a critical tool in the path forward for their party and the country.