Morning Bell: Cutting Coal In Boilermaker Country
Courtesy of Purdue University
The Wade Utility Plant at Purdue.
Purdue power plant changes near final approval by state – “A $33 million plan to cut coal use and improve power across Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus is nearing final approval from the state.” Lafayette Journal & Courier
NACS weighs tax increase to combat budget concerns – ”Northwest Allen County Schools officials say a tax increase referendum must be considered as the district struggles to find solutions to its budget woes… The district’s property tax-supported funds are projected to lose $2.4 million in 2013 because of the property tax caps imposed by the state.” Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Ivy Tech leadership position ‘critical’ to ECI – “The graduation rate at Ivy Tech East Central is… only 9 percent.” Muncie Star Press
Kindergarten Kamp readies kids for routine of school – We looked at a program just like this one designed to help ease kids into Grade K earlier this year. “‘School can be scary,’ [a Kindergarten Kamp teacher] said. ‘It can be overwhelming for the parents and for the children, so we’re hoping this will help that transition go a little smoother.’” Evansville Courier & Press
N.J. Mom Puts Kids To Bed With Math – Fun piece from Morning Edition: “The U.S. ranks 25th out of 34 countries when it comes to kids’ math proficiency. One New Jersey parent wants to change that by overhauling the culture of math.” NPR