New Albany, Floyd County Superintendent Raise Approved

The New Albany/Floyd County school board has approved a 20 percent raise for Superintendent Bruce Hibbard. The 5-2 vote came in front of a packed house at Monday’s school board meeting. Several who attended did not appreciate the board’s decision to grant the raise, which will bring Hibbard’s salary up to $170,000. “I think Dr. […]

Southern Indiana Schools Show Improvement on ISTEP+ Scores

Test scores for Indiana schools in the 2010-2011 school year were released today, and the pass rates in Southern Indiana showed improvements. New Albany-Floyd County showed a thirteen percent increase over the past two years, while Greater Clark Schools saw a 17 percent increase over the same period. The state uses standardized test scores in […]

Teach for America Coming to Appalachia

Three eastern Kentucky school districts have agreed to hire Teach for America instructors next fall. This will be the organization’s first operation in Kentucky and in Appalachia. Teach for America places young teachers in impoverished and struggling schools, and about three fourths of the organization’s operations are in cities, the nearest being Nashville and Indianapolis. […]

Inidana School Districts Faced with More Cuts

School districts throughout Indiana are now looking harder at making cuts after Governor Mitch Daniels stepped up the timetable for reducing the education budget by 3.5 percent. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Indiana districts expected to have 18 months to cut their budgets. But the Governor now says districts will have to absorb a $300 […]

Voters in Indiana Out in High Numbers

Voters in Floyd County, Indiana, have been turning out in higher numbers than previous elections, say many precinct inspectors there. Some residents, like Beth Hardin, say it’s the economy that is motivating people in this election. “People are just hurting around in this area because all of the factories have been closing and leaving,” Hardin […]

Absentee Voting is High in Indiana

Officials say the number of people voting absentee in Indiana has been high in the weeks leading up to Election Day. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. According to the Indiana Secretary of State’s office, 6 percent of the state’s 4.5 million registered voters had submitted absentee ballots in person or by mail by last week. The […]