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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

October 22, 2014

 

Educators at participating providers will administer part of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment directly to their students. The other part will be based on their observations of the child in their environment.

Q&A: Indiana’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

A member of the Early Learning Advisory Committee joins StateImpact to discuss the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, part of the state's pre-k pilot program.

October 21, 2014

 

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz is urging Governor Mike Pence to reconsider applying for federal money to support pre-k.

Deadline Extension Reopens Debate Over Federal Pre-K Grant

With the announcement of an extended deadline, State Superintendent Glenda Ritz is calling on Governor Pence to reconsider applying for a federal pre-k grant.

October 14, 2014

 

The Indiana Charter School Board decides Tuesday whether or not to add a classical charter school to Monroe County schools.

Charter Board Denies Bloomington Classical School Charter

The Indiana Charter School Board has denied a charter to the Seven Oaks Classical School in Monroe County.

October 14, 2014

 

Pre-k is an important issue in Indiana this year. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is just one of the state's policymakers who is attempting to make moves for the city's youngest students.

Funding Still A Roadblock For Ballard’s Pre-K Plan

The Indianapolis City-County Council approved $1.7 million for Mayor Ballard's pre-k initiative Monday, but the plan still has not reached its funding goals.

October 13, 2014

 

Glenda Ritz and members of the Indiana State Board of Education will meet on October 15.

What To Watch For At Wednesday’s State Board Meeting

The State Board of Education will discuss a range of topics at their meeting Wednesday, from school turnaround to everybody's favorite, A-F school grades.

October 9, 2014

 

State Board of Education members Sarah O'Brien, left, and Tony Walker sit on the board's school turnaround committee, along with Dan Elsener. The group has been gathering input from various turnaround operators, most recently in Indianapolis.

Future Of Arlington High School Still Up In The Air

State Board of Education members heard suggestions for the future of Arlington High School, a takeover school in Indianapolis, at a meeting Wednesday.

October 7, 2014

 

Two Indiana school districts will pursue referenda during this November's elections.

Education Referenda: Construction And (What Else) Pre-K

Two Indiana school corporations will pursue referenda this election cycle, joining the push for pre-k as well as seeking to build a new school facility.

October 6, 2014

 

The legislation's interim study committee on education has defined ten key items to focus on in discussions of early childhood education.

10 Key Questions From Indiana’s Study Committee On Education

The Indiana General Assembly is taking a close look at early childhood education this session, focusing on finding the answers to these ten key questions.

October 3, 2014

 

PreK

Lilly Joins Push For Pre-K With $22.5 Million In Grants

There is plenty of energy behind the push for preschool in Indiana, and now one of the state's major organizations has provided some financial fuel.

October 2, 2014

 

A math teacher leads a lesson on mathematic inequalities at Charter School of the Dunes in Gary. On average, kids in charter schools outperform their traditional public school counterparts in both math and reading.

Here’s Why Indiana’s Charter Schools Are #7 In The Nation

Indiana’s public charter school system is considered one of the best, anchored by a charter school law ranked second in the nation.

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