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Rachel Morello

Rachel Morello is an education reporter for StateImpact Indiana, WFIU and WTIU News. She came to Bloomington after graduating from Northwestern University, where she studied multimedia journalism and political science. No matter what city she’s covering, you’re sure to find her sporting a Packers jersey and tuning into “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” You can follow her on Twitter @morellomedia.

Recent Posts by Rachel Morello

January 6, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alexander McCall/WFIU News)

As Predicted, 2015 ISTEP+ Scores Drop Significantly

As many experts predicted, Indiana's ISTEP+ scores fell significantly following the advent of new academic standards across the state.

January 6, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alexander McCall/WFIU News)

Interactive: How Did Your School Fare On The ISTEP+ Test?

Check out our sortable tables of 2015 ISTEP+ scores, organized by district and individual school.

January 5, 2016

 

Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary (Photo Credit: Indiana Senate Democrats)

Gary Senator & School Advocate Will Not Seek Reelection

Longtime Gary Senator Earline Rogers – a champion for the district's school system – will not seek reelection to a sixth term.

January 4, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Tracking Education Legislation in the 2016 Session

Our StateImpact Indiana team will follow education-related bills throughout the 2016 legislative session, which kicks off Tuesday.

January 1, 2016

 

(Photo Credit: Alexander McCall/WFIU News)

Education Stories To Watch In 2016

Testing, teachers and new players on the national scale are just a few stories Indiana's education playmakers will be following in 2016.

December 31, 2015

 

(Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

StateImpact Special: Resources For Progress

For the final story in our StateImpact series from Gary, we meet someone who represents the shift the city’s schools are trying to make: "Officer Friendly."

December 30, 2015

 

GCSC administrators work with education consultant Irving Jones over the summer. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

StateImpact Special: Changing Gary’s Teaching Mindset

Next up in our series from the Gary Community School Corporation, see how the district's teaching force is changing, both in its makeup and its methods.

December 29, 2015

 

To many, Dr. Cheryl Pruitt stands out among other important Gary residents and benefactors, including Oprah, the Jackson 5 and Magic Johnson. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

StateImpact Special: Gary Administration Is Getting To Work

Meet Cheryl Pruitt, superintendent of the Gary Community School Corporation, in the second installment of our StateImpact series, "Community of Opportunity."

December 28, 2015

 

Gary, Indiana (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

StateImpact Special: The State of Education In Gary, Indiana

All this week, StateImpact will bring you stories from inside the Gary Community School Corporation – a district many agree is in need of repair.

December 23, 2015

 

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Department of Education: CTB Did Not Misscore ISTEP+

Independent experts say the did not find evidence that testing company CTB misscored student tests following allegations of technical issues.

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