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Proposed College and Career Preparation Models Are Deemed To Restrictive For Students Age And Understanding

The Indiana State Board of Education has unanimously rejected a proposal to have Indiana high school education move toward college and career preparation models. The Republican-appointed panel declared the new diploma plan is not ready to be implemented. School board members had numerous questions on how this legislation would affect teacher staffing, arts education, disabled and special education students, foreign …

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Legislation Seeking How To Attract Teachers

A legislative panel has suggested 11 fixes to Indiana’s teacher shortage. According to the Times of Northwest Indiana, the General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Education believes these fixes will not immediately get teachers into classrooms. But they think the ideas will encourage recruitment and retention of teachers. The committee is calling for strong mentoring programs for new teachers, higher …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Are you compulsively impulsive?

Everybody knows what it’s like to be tempted by something in a store that they don’t need. Find out what’s behind our impulse to buy, and how to manage it. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: …

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Daily Local News – November 10, 2015

Last night the Bloomington Plan Commission heard the leading proposal for development of the so-called Core Property area of Bloomington’s Certified Technology Park; A panel of economists at the IU Kelley School of Business have released a list of predictions for the US economy heading into 2016. FEATURE Michael Honey, a Professor of Labor and Ethnic Studies and American History …

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Interchange – Brief: Michael Honey on Love, Solidarity, and the Black Freedom Song

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Michael Honey discusses non-violent theorist and organizer James Lawson, and John Handcox, the Great Depression-era tenant farmer and union advocate. Honey’s recent short film, Love and Solidarity, is about the work of James Lawson, who served as nonviolent theorist, teacher and organizer for Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, among others. As a Methodist minister in …

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Bring It On! – November 9, 2015

Doris Sims and Amrita Myers welcome Raffi Hasan and Ruben Marté. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Doris and Amrita welcome Raffi Hasan, director of the City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Program and Indiana State Police Captain, Ruben Marté. They join us to provide a prelude to an upcoming community conversation on the city of Bloomington’s relationship with law …

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“Disrespecting the Area” — The Changing Legality of Public Sleeping, in Bloomington and Beyond

Monroe County passed an ordinance in 2013 to set hours for use of the Courthouse lawn. The stated goal was to prohibit people from sleeping there.

One of the most clear challenges for a person or a family experiencing homelessness is finding a place to sleep. In many communities, including Monroe County, there are not enough shelter beds to meet the need. And for years, laws around the country have compounded the problem by restricting other options for places to rest. But that could be changing. …

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Activate! – Council for Community Accessibility: Vicki Pappas

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Vicki Pappas on the work done by CCA to educate about issues facing our community and the positive action CCA brings to working towards solutions. Also, more ways to connect to your community from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network. LINKS Council for Community Accessibility AccessAbility Decal Project Surveyors Team Growing Opportunities Education Volunteer CCA Activities & Events Committee Podcast: …

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Daily Local News – November 9, 2015

56 percent of Indiana residents are in favor adding LGBT anti-discrimination protections to the law, according to a survey by Ball State University and WISH-TV in Indianapolis; The Indiana Department of Transportation says they’re working to keep traffic moving in spite of major construction on Interstate 69. FEATURE One of the most clear challenges for a person or a family …

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Books Unbound – The Massacre of Yangzhou

The protagonist of “The Massacre of Yangzhou” is the southern Chinese city of Yangzhou, a rich and beautiful center of the failing Ming Dynasty as it succumbed to the rising Qing Dynasty. The episode is based on “‘Horrid Beyond Description’: The Massacre of Yangzhou”, from the book Voices from the Ming-Qing Cataclysm: China in Tigers’ Jaws by Lynn Struve. Struve …

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