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Childcare in Bloomington: easy to find, difficult to afford

April 18th, 2019 No comments

When Emily Pike, executive director of New Hope Family Shelter in Bloomington, saw a 4-year-old girl from one of the shelter’s families come home from an unlicensed daycare with a nasty dog bite, she thought about what she could do to prevent something like that from happening to other children.

“What I do know is it broke my heart to watch this little girl have to go back to this same place where she was so scared, and where she had been really hurt,” she says.

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Doug Bauder serves LGBTQ+ at IU for 25 years

April 2nd, 2019 No comments

Doug Bauder sits upright in front of his desk to work on his computer and respond to emails, surrounded by LGBTQ posters and photos in his office. He frowns and thinks seriously, tapping the keyboard, creating a slow but rhythmic sound.

His forehead is wrinkled from years of concentration a product of his contribution to human rights in Bloomington. This is his 25th year as the director. He will retire at the end of the calendar year.

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Janel Forsberg perseveres through personal obstacles to realize teaching dream at Highland Park Elementary

April 2nd, 2019 No comments

As a single mom of two daughters and full-time preschool teacher, Janel Forsberg often has to multitask to get everything done in a day. That’s why she’s sitting in the Kroger deli section, clutching two bags of pretzels and her keys.

“I have to be a taxi service,” she says, laughing.

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Talking childcare in Bloomington takes persistence and patience

March 28th, 2019 No comments

When I first set out to ask Bloomington residents about their experiences with childcare and early childhood education in Monroe County, I thought it would be fairly easy. I thought people would have lots to say – who doesn’t care about children? Who doesn’t have something to say about today’s education system?

Well, as I found out, a lot of people just don’t have much to say.

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Challenging myself during random interview

March 28th, 2019 No comments

My experience during the person on the street reporting assignment was challenging. I served in the army for a few years. When I was in the military, I was a sergeant.

As a Non-Commissioned-Officer, I was a leader of a cannon crew section, which is consisting of nine-American soldiers.

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Bloomington residents divided on local childcare issues

March 26th, 2019 No comments

The high cost of childcare in Bloomington negates many of its benefits, according to several street-side interviews conducted along Kirkwood Ave. on Feb. 14. Sandra Drake, 42, of Bloomington, said she’s lucky that her and her husband’s jobs allow both of them to take care of their children, aged 2 and 4.

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On the Beat — Civic Life

February 21st, 2019 No comments

Jan. 9, 2019

Jeneen Interlandi, The New York Times Magazine

Preschool teacher Kejo Kelly deals with the daily challenges of under-funded early childhood education – absorbing extra students from absent coworkers and staying late to watch kids while trying to effectively shape their minds and behaviors.

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POS scannables

September 12th, 2018 No comments

This is a test of the POS quote boxes. They are used only in the POS story.

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