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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

July 1, 2015

 

State Board of Education members Byron Ernest (left) and Eddie Melton listen to presentations during the boardâs July meeting. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

State Board Kicks Off Flexibility Discussions for A-F Grades

The State Board of Education began discussing options for giving schools A-F accountability grades for the 2014-15 school year at their meeting Wednesday.

June 29, 2015

 

State Board of Education member Vince Bertram and state superintendent Glenda Ritz listen during the a meeting in June 2015. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

New Legislation Will Keep State Board Busy This Month

The State Board of Education has a ton on its to-do list Wednesday, thanks mostly in part to recently passed legislation.

June 26, 2015

 

Lawmakers passed 25 school-related bills during the 2015 âeducation session.â (Photo Credit: Jimmy Emerson/Flickr)

Check Out The Education Laws That Go Into Effect July 1

The Indiana General Assembly passed 259 laws this year, allowing discussions about changing ISTEP+ and the structure of the State Board of Education.

June 25, 2015

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (Photo Credit: Emporia State University/Flickr)

Indiana Waiting On Three-Year NCLB Waiver Extension

Indiana awaits a decision from the federal Department of Education on whether or not to renew the state's No Child Left Behind waiver for another three years.

June 16, 2015

 

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See How Your School District Fares For State Funding

See how your school district compares to others across the state with CEEP's new tool to explain changes to Indiana's school funding formula.

June 12, 2015

 

Indiana students take a number of tests that are either summative or formative in nature. (Photo Credit: David Hartman/Flickr)

Monroe County Students Will Not Take Acuity Test Next Year

MCCSC Superintendent Judy DeMuth says schools in her district will not take the formative Acuity test during the 2015-16 school year.

June 11, 2015

 

Indiana sits at an 87 percent high school graduation rate as of 2013. (Photo Credit: Coordenação Proerd Go/Flickr)

Indiana Contemplates Changing High School Diplomas

A subcommittee of the Indiana Career Council has drafted a new set of diplomas to replace the four current options available to Indiana high school students.

June 10, 2015

 

A supporter holds his sign supporting state superintendent Glenda Ritz during her announcement she will run for governor in 2016. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Ritz Roundup: ‘Glenda For Governor’ and Other Links

Looking forward to state superintendent Glenda Ritz's campaign for governor of Indiana, peek at some of her stances on education issues throughout her tenure.

June 8, 2015

 

The Indiana House of Representatives meets on the last day of the 2015 session. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Testing Dominates Education Agenda For Study Committees

Indiana lawmakers will continue discussions on a number of education-related topics in study committees this summer, including testing.

June 5, 2015

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz talks to reporters after announcing her candidacy for governor Thursday. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Will Ritz’s 2012 Support Translate To The Governor’s Race?

As State Superintendent Glenda Ritz runs for governor, how will her supporters from the 2012 race translate to this campaign?

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