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Rachel Morello

Rachel Morello comes to StateImpact by way of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She has worked for various news and education-related organizations across the country - but no matter the locale, you’re sure to find her sporting a Packers jersey and tuning into “Car Talk.” You can follow her on Twitter @morellomedia.

Recent Posts by Rachel Morello

September 18, 2014

 

Wide variation in state academic standards makes comparison across the country - as well as internationally - difficult, according to new research.

Individual State Standards Don’t Bode Well For U.S.

New research finds that what’s considered “proficiency” in certain subjects varies widely across states, and between the U.S. as a whole and its neighbors.

September 17, 2014

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will offer flexibility to states in deciding whether to tie student test scores to teacher evaluations next year.

Indiana Undecided On Linking Test Scores, Accountability

Some states with waivers from the federal No Child Left Behind law plan put off using test scores in their teacher evaluations, but Indiana is still deciding.

September 10, 2014

 

Emily (left) and Holli Burnfield work on language arts lessons together. The girls are homeschooled, along with their younger sister Layla, in Bloomfield.

Homeschool Families Don’t Have Many State Guidelines

As families opt to homeschool to avoid dealing with the frustrations of traditional school, Indiana's lax regulations often leave them to their own devices.

September 4, 2014

 

Noblesville high school hallway

Research Forces Schools To Contemplate Start Times

The American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging middle and high schools to push back their start times to align students’ biological sleep rhythms.

September 3, 2014

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz voted to remove the

Controversial Teacher License Requirements Will Move Forward

The State Board of Education voted Wednesday in favor of REPA III, a controversial set of teacher license requirements.

September 3, 2014

 

A new national report places Indiana among the states considered the least prepared in the event of an emergency.

Hoosier Schools Could Plan Better For Emergencies

Indiana ranks among the bottom third of states when it comes to preparedness for natural disasters and other emergencies.

August 26, 2014

 

A new recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests middle and high schools delay the start of their day so students get the right amount of sleep.

Doctors: Let Students Sleep To See Better Performance

A group of doctors now recommends that middle and high schools delay start times to help students perform better in class.

August 25, 2014

 

Two more mayor's charters in Indianapolis will close after the end of this school year

Why Are So Many Charter Schools Closing?

Two more charter schools in Indianapolis have decided to give up their charters after the current school year ends, continuing what seems to be a recent trend.

August 22, 2014

 

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Dugger Receives $50,000 For New Community Charter School

The new Dugger-Union Community Schools has received support from the Indiana Rail Road in the form of a pledge of $50,000 in matching funds.

August 20, 2014

 

The number of teachers' aides on public school staffs has increased by 130 percent since the year 1970.

Non-Teaching Personnel Now Make Up Half Of District Staffs

Nationwide, the number of non-teaching personnel on school staffs has increased over the last half century, at a faster rate than that of teachers and students.

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