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Common Core: Reasonable reform, or just another expensive test?

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Education | INDIANAPOLIS—The Common Core academic standards, the subject of fervent debate in my home state of Indiana and in several other states, looks like an…

A culture of high expectations

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Education | INDIANAPOLIS—A Hebrew proverb says: “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.” In Indianapolis, students at the…

Faithful leadership in Indiana

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Politics | With Mike Pence succeeding Mitch Daniels in the governor’s mansion, Christian conservatism is alive and well in the Hoosier State

Politically incorrect but creative thinking in the classroom

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Education | Indiana state Sen. Dennis Kruse doesn’t worry much about what’s politically correct. He saw the easy-divorce problem hurting children and families and…

Common Core: Reform or fad?

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Education | The jury is still out on the Common Core education standards. Some impressive education reformers stand behind them, including Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and…

Indiana Republican supports national educational standards

Indiana Republican supports national educational standards

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Education | Tony Bennett is officially running against Glenda Ritz for superintendent of public instruction in Indiana. He's the southern Indiana incumbent Republican…

Indiana town looks to avoid legal battle over cross

Indiana town looks to avoid legal battle over cross

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Religion | A cross with the message "Jesus Saves" has become another flashpoint in a debate over the First Amendment. The 26-foot-high cross in the Southern Indiana…

Teaching 'Yankees' how to love

Teaching 'Yankees' how to love

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Poverty | When Lucious Newsom died in 2008, his Indianapolis vision seemed destined to die with him. Newsom, a friend of governors and mayors, fed the hungry from the…

Theology for 3-year-olds

Theology for 3-year-olds

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2012 Books Issue | Theologians and others are turning out titles to present the gospel and church history to young, growing minds

Opening doors to recovery

Opening doors to recovery

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Compassion | For many college students, weekend parties that feature drugs and alcohol look harmless at first. But for Brian Crispin the party life at Miami University in…

Breaking the cultural barriers to college

Breaking the cultural barriers to college

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Poverty | The first in her family to go to college, Jaye Fenderson wanted to help others break through that barrier. But instead of churning out just another research…

Trending conservative in Indiana

Trending conservative in Indiana

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Campaign 2012 | Already a conservative state, Indiana has grown even more conservative than it was 20 to 25 years ago. And Richard Mourdock's Republican primary win this week…

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