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- Perspectives in Education: Mary Nolan
It is terribly frustrating to hear people who are NOT teachers talk about reform, and add to that the term “accountability.” by NUVO Editors As a teacher in an IPS magnet school that HAS BEEN one ofthe most progressive and least test-oriented in the city, not to mention thecountry, we are being squeezed every year to do more to help our students passthe tests, but have less art, music, PE and field trips. It is terribly frustrating to hear people who are NOT teachers talk about reform, and add to that the term “accountability,”because that is a euphemism for standards and tests.…
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- The death of a local punk legend
The news hit me like a ton ofbricks last week: Legendary Indianapolis punk rock drummer Steve Pratt wasdead, killed July 3 in California under mysterious circumstances. by Steve Hammer The news hit me like a ton ofbricks last week: Legendary Indianapolis punk rock drummer Steve Pratt wasdead, killed July 3 in California under mysterious circumstances.* Pratt was one of the biggestpersonalities and brightest stars of the Indianapolis punk rock scene of the1990s and early 2000s, working with more than a dozen groups including cultfavorites TheMighty John Waynes and Drunko.…
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- Thumbs down: Duke’s shenanigans
Maybe since Duke can afford to pay a man $44 million for less than a day’s work, it can afford to shoulder the cost overruns at Edwardsport. by NUVO Editors Thumbs down: Duke’s shenanigans If Duke Energy’s cozy dealings with local regulators in recent years fuel some reluctance among the Indiana citizenry to embrace the company as an honorable corporate citizen, the news following the company’s just-completed merger with Progress (creating the nation’s largest utility owner) is not likely to ease sleaze radar rumblings.…
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- Thumbs up: Speaking of climate change
Congratulations to NUVO/Indiana Living Green managing editor and Apocodoc extraordinaire, Jim Poyser, who will receive advanced training as a “climate leader.” by NUVO Editors Thumbs up: Speaking of climate change Congratulations to NUVO/Indiana Living Green managing editor and Apocodoc extraordinaire, Jim Poyser, who will attend the Climate Reality Leadership Corps next month where “climate leaders” will focus on ways to help educate people about the effects of climate change.…
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- Thumbs down: Deathly hot
Officials cited extreme heat as the cause of death in more than 40 cases nationwide over the week of the Fourth of July. by NUVO Editors Thumbs down: Deathly hot Officials cited extreme heat as the cause of death in more than 40 cases nationwide over the week of the Fourth of July – at least three of those deaths happened in Central Indiana.…
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- Haiku News
This week’s important stories told to you in 17 syllables. On the docket this week: wolves, gods and a capricious tongue. by Jim Poyser news that US dronekilled a dozen militantsmet with canned applause Iran threatens toclose the Strait of Hormuz – acrooked cry of wolf…
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- Garden follies
Every season has the potential of subtracting something from a garden. A wintry ice storm may break branches off trees. A late spring frost may kill off a few blooms. A gust of wind (on an otherwise calm, hot, summer day in the middle of a drought) may knock over a red bud tree that [...]
- Something chilled and something from the grill
If you haven’t had the chance to do so, there’s still plenty of time to celebrate the edible hallmarks of summer. Today, I’m sharing a recipe that offers something from the grill, but includes an accompaniment with a personality all its own—think of it as a chilled and sweet response to the heat of the [...]
- Back to the mason jar
Everyone struggles to let go. At the grocery, we seek convenient sources of food because we’re too busy to cook. Today, Americans rely on Big Food, not mom, to prepare their meals. The Industrial Revolution was a major turning point in humans’ relationship with food, the Earth’s ecology and the environment. It ripped the nutritious [...]
- Listen here, young whippersnappers
By Gus Pearcy Of all the casualties of the Internet, only Bartlett is crying over the loss of quotation compilations. Like song lyrics, quotes are ubiquitous on the information superhighway. Heck, I’m even quoted from an article in 2004. Nuggets of wisdom pervade the web all saying the same thing in different ways. We’ve heard [...]
- Torry’s Top Ten: Signs that Customer Service is unknown at this place
10. “I ain’t wearin’ no hairnet. I just had my hair done.” 9. “I can’t sell you two gallons of gas. I have to ring it up by the dollar amount. I don’t know what two gallons of gas costs. That’s math. We don’t do math here.” 8. “I don’t work for you. I work [...]
- ‘Hilly Hundred’ riders fill up on fried chicken, cider
How much fried chicken does it take to feed 5,000 hungry cyclists? It may sound like a joke, but Greenwood resident Daina Chamness has to know the answer, right down to the last chicken leg.
- Public safety director has become a lightning rod
Public Safety Director Frank Straub has four academic degrees on the wall of his second-floor office in the City-County Building, a picture of himself with former President Bill Clinton behind his desk and an Indianapolis Colts hat on a shelf.
- 3 hurt when vehicle strikes Eastside house
Three people were injured early today after the vehicle in which they were traveling crashed into an Eastside house.
- Kennedy outlines neighborhoods proposal
Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy on Sunday unveiled a neighborhood plan that she says would take the city back to grass-roots policies.
- Divers search Georgia lake for Plainfield man in wheelchair
ACWORTH, Ga. — Authorities say divers planned to resume a search Monday for a 68-year-old man in a wheelchair who fell into a Georgia lake while getting off a large boat.
- New app will help you find a place to park
Worried about finding a place to park Downtown? You guessed it: There’s an app for that. ParkIndy, the group that operates the city’s privatized parking meters, continues to tap into the growing market for smartphones. Officials today will announce plans for an app that maps available parking spaces Downtown.