Indianapolis Business Journal

JUNE 13-19, 2011

This week, read about what led to a prolific local developer's bankruptcy filing and see which Indianapolis television station is at the top of the local news ratings. In the latest installment of our "Testing Reform" series, we explore why education leaders want to help high schools collect information about graduates. Also, see what's on our columnists' minds in Forefront. And check out our annual Corporate Citizenship supplement.

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Critics: City’s effort to help ex-offenders ineffective

Three years after Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard launched a city office designed to help ex-offenders avoid a repeat prison visit, some of those original supporters say the city’s Office of Re-Entry Initiatives not only has fallen short of that goal but has accomplished little else.

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Black Expo aims for more family friendliness

Indiana Black Expo is working to overcome last summer’s shootings and a recent staff mutiny, but observers say the root of the problem is declining interest among African-American adults in its signature event.

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High schools still track students after graduation

Even after 45 seniors from Indianapolis Metropolitan High School grabbed their diplomas and threw their mortar boards at a June 4 commencement, they knew they wouldn’t lose touch with their school. It’s not allowed at Indy Met.

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WTHR maintains ratings lead in local news

WTHR-TV Channel 13 retained its position during the May sweeps period as the most-watched station for news in central Indiana, earning top ratings among the four local television newscasters during eight of the 10 time slots in which it airs local news.

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