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  @kwellscomm PraiseIndy.com News & Sports… It’s too soon to say that ‘suspect’ voter lists are evidence of voter fraud. That’s the word from Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, a Democrat who’s also the top prosecutor here in this county. Curry is pushing back on the Indiana State Police’s claims they’ve have found evidence of […]

@kwellscomm PraiseIndy.com News & Sports Happy Friday to you as we head into this three-day holiday weekend… Millions of Americans are expected to fill up on the cheapest gas in more than a decade and hit the road in record numbers this Fourth of July weekend. AAA says nearly 43 million people will travel over […]

Get In the Know With Kim’s Wednesday News & Sports Headlines Education tops today’s local headlines… State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, is anticipating a 20 to 30-percent drop in this year’s ISTEP scores. She attributes the projected decline to the test’s harder standards and a new format that students weren’t used to.  It’ll be […]

The legislature is IN in the Indiana Statehouse with bills moving through that that should not fly under your radar. Here’s the skinny… It’s official. The ISTEP exam given in public schools is now shortened. This, after Governor Mike Pence signed Bill 62, also known as the “ISTEP Shortening Bill.” Bill 62 calls for whacking off […]

While thousands packed the Indiana State House protesting how the Governor and Legislature has mistreated and disrespected her and public education, Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz was in the AM 1310 The Light studio talking with the community on Afternoons with Amos in a broad and wide ranging extended interview. Her opponents have tried […]

Gordon Hendry is a member of the Indiana State Board of Education who made headlines recently when he wrote an op-ed for newspapers around the state criticizing Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz for much of the dysfunction between the Superintendent and the Board in the past year.  Hendry is an at-large member of the ten member […]

For eight years Dan Elsener has served as a member of the Indiana State Board of Education, representing the 7th Congressional District, which consists of most of Indianapolis/Marion County.  Last year, voters in the 7th District overwhelmingly voted for Glenda Ritz to be state school’s chief in a landslide. Ritz won with 64.3% of the […]

EXCLUSIVE: On the day that the public learned the results of the troubled 2013 ISTEP Test, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz appeared on Afternoons with Amos and discussed a wide range of educational issues. Supt. Ritz talked about the overall results of the ISTEP tests and said that despite problems, Hoosier students made […]

3 From Indiana Killed In Texas Crash Investigators say three people from Indiana have been killed and several others were hurt in a pickup truck rollover accident on Interstate 30 in Northeast Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety officials told TV station KSLA that seven people were in the vehicle and the driver may […]

Despite Glitches ISTEP Scores Rise Despite the glitches during this year’s ISTEP testing, scores are up slightly. According to data from a study sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education, a majority of students scored as well as they would have had the interruptions never happened. Parents and schools should get their ISTEP results by […]

1-year-old Stuck and Killed By Car A 1-year-old girl was fatally struck by a vehicle Sunday evening. Investigators said the girl darted out in front of a van in the 3200 block of West Michigan Street. Neighbors said the 1-year-old was very good at walking and had been playing just minutes before the accident. Investigators […]

On the eve of Indiana Black Expo and with community concerned about violence in Indianapolis and other Indiana cities and the fall out of the Trayvon Martin case, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence visited Afternoons with Amos.  In his most extended interview on the program since becoming Governor, Pence talked with Amos and listeners on a […]