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- A-F review panel wants more data, testing involved INDIANAPOLIS -- An advisory panel appointed by legislative leaders to review the state's controversial A-F accountability system has come up with its own proposal for rating schools that keeps the much-criticized letter grades but changes the formula
- Doctors to see new restrictions on painkiller prescriptions INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana is joining a growing number of states adopting tighter controls on how doctors are prescribing some of the most commonly used narcotic painkillers, in an effort to curb what public health officials call an epidemic of prescrip
- Schools head plans to go ahead with lawsuit TERRE HAUTE — Indiana¹s state superintendent of public instruction, Glenda Ritz, told the Tribune-Star Tuesday that she is continuing her pursuit of a lawsuit against other members of the state Board of Education for alleged violation of the Open Doo
- Coats heads back home, turning to deficit talk INDIANAPOLIS -- Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Coats returned home to Indiana this week, hoping to turn the political conversation away from a failed GOP strategy that partially shut down the federal government and toward what he sees as more critical issu
- ACA could draw scammers INDIANAPOLIS -- The rollout of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchange Tuesday came with more than computer glitches that stalled enrollment in the key program of the new healthcare law. It also came with fears that scam artists will be c
Congressman standing firm on government shutdown
Todd Rokita of Indiana’s Fourth Congressional District has been an outspoken opponent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — a k a Obamacare — since it was signed into law in 2010.
On Tuesday, the first day the federal government partially shut down in 17 years, the Republican congressman wasn’t backing down.
- Ind. prepares to roll out online health exchange INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- More than 500,000 Indiana residents without health insurance will be able to start buying it Tuesday under the Affordable Care Act, but while some are likely to decipher the federal website on their own with a few computer clicks
- Fallen Indy officer honored for heroic spirit INDIANAPOLIS -- A small-town boy who grew up to be a big-city cop was laid to rest Thursday, after he was a hailed as a hero for putting himself in harm's way to save a woman and her child from an angry man with a gun. Indianapolis police officer Rod
- Higher ed commish: 'College-going' culture a must TERRE HAUTE -- Indiana must develop more of a "college-going" culture because jobs of the 21st century require education and training beyond high school, Teresa Lubbers, Indiana's Commissioner for Higher Education, said Tuesday. Lubbers spoke at Sain
- Cop: Teachers 'don't need to be worried about doing my job' INDIANAPOLIS -- Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing doesn't plan to teach arithmetic in school any time soon. And he'd prefer it if educators not trained as police officers would not carry guns in school. "I didn't go to school to teach," Ewing told an In
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