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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

September 1, 2015


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan chats with a student during a stop on his 2014 back-to-school bus tour. (Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Education)

US Department of Education Bus Tour To Stop In Indiana

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior Department officials will make two stops in Indiana during their annual back-to-school bus tour.

August 31, 2015


Joe Hogsett is the Democratic candidate for Indianapolis Mayor. (Photo Credit: Dan Goldblatt/WTIU News)

What Do Indianapolis Mayoral Candidates Plan For Schools?

Indianapolis mayoral candidates Joe Hogsett and Chuck Brewer have both released platforms for education ahead of the November election.

August 28, 2015


The Indianapolis Public Schools board meets last summer. The board has since added a new member â one of several big changes the group agreed to Thursday night. (Photo Credit: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana)

Generally Positive Feedback For Big Changes At IPS

Reactions are altogether positive in response to a number of big changes made for the Indianapolis Public Schools district this week.

August 27, 2015


Richmond Community Schools is the latest district to implement a âno backpackâ policy at its high school. (Photo Credit: KPBS Online/Flickr)

Backlash Against New School Policies Prohibiting Backpacks

More and more districts are introducing policies prohibiting the use of backpacks in Indiana schools, much to the dislike of students.

August 25, 2015


More than 800 accredited colleges and universities nationwide do not require students to submit standardized test scores to be considered for admission. (Photo Credit: James Martin/Flickr)

Few Indiana Participants In New College Admissions Trends

In general, Indiana colleges and universities shy away from new trends in college admissions, like becoming test-optional and relying heavily on social media.

August 21, 2015


Five Indiana schools will receive state grant money to begin or expand their own dual language immersion programs beginning in the 2015-16 school year. (Photo Credit: Nathan Moorby/Flickr)

Five Schools To Focus On Language Immersion With State Money

The Department of Education awarded grant money to five Indiana schools to begin or expand dual language immersion programs as part of a new statewide pilot.

August 19, 2015


The number of first-year educators granted a Hoosier state license dropped dramatically last year, according to Department of Education data. (Photo Credit: Sofia/Flickr)

Searching for Solutions to Indiana’s Teacher Shortage

Most people don't dispute Indiana is facing a shortage in its teaching workforce. The question now: how can the problem be remedied?

August 13, 2015


More than 72,000 Hoosier students took one or more AP tests in 2014. (Photo Credit: Jessie/Flickr)

Grant Will Help State Cover AP Tests For Low-Income Students

The federal Department of Education granted Indiana over $300,000 to help cover the cost of AP tests for the state's low-income students.

August 11, 2015


(Photo Credit: Kerrianne Dimitrievski/Flickr)

Legislative Study Committee Talks Special Education Funding

A group of lawmakers Tuesday discussed the possibility of appropriating additional money for special education services.

August 10, 2015


State Superintendent Glenda Ritz, right, and her A-F accountability panel co-chair, Steve Yager, prepare for the group's second meeting.

What Does Ritz’s Campaign Move Mean For The 2016 Election?

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz is no longer seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, focusing instead on a campaign for re-election.

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