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Amazing Joe's restaurant serves a variety of affordable food including burgers, pasta, salads and sandwiches. Michaela Kelley, DN file

Muncie's best menus

Muncie is home to a variety of local restaurants and cafes, each with their own unique atmosphere and signature dishes. Be sure to check out these places at least once in the next four years because each of them have something great to offer. And if you don’t sample these local offerings by the time you graduate, you may want to consider graduate school.

Courtney Williams, third-grade teacher at East Washington Academy, teaches her students how to use an anemometer April 19, 2021. East Washington Academy is one of six public elementary schools in the Muncie Community Schools district. A recent Ball State study found more students were transferring into public schools as a result of school choice options than to private schools. Jaden Whiteman, DN File

Ball State study: School choice in Indiana leads to $88 million in savings on education spending in 2019-20

Dagney Faulk, Ball State director of research in the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), and Michael Hicks, George and Frances Ball distinguished professor of economics and CBER director, recently published a study about school choice leading to $88 million in savings for the State of Indiana in the 2019-20 school year — about 1 percent of the state’s annual general fund spending on education.

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