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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

April 22, 2015

 

State superintendent Glenda Ritz currently serves as the chair of the State Board of Education, but if Senate Bill 1 goes forward that would no longer be the case. (Photo Credit: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana)

A Recap Of Senate Bill 1 And The Future Of The SBOE

SB 1 could change the state superintendent's role on the State Board of Education – but she would retain many of her other duties.

April 21, 2015

 

Eighteen school-related measures will appear on local ballots May 5. (Photo Credit: Jessica Whittle Photography/Flickr)

More School Districts Will Seek Multiple Referenda In May

Thirteen school districts will ask voters to consider funding 18 separate school-related measures on the ballot May 5.

April 20, 2015

 

StateImpact Indiana

What’s Left In The ‘Education Session?’

Issues of testing, school funding and State Board of Education governance remain on the General Assembly's docket.

April 17, 2015

 

A new report finds statistical differences in academic outcomes for Indiana students using school vouchers versus their public school counterparts. (Photo Credit: chancadoodle/Flickr)

Study: No Academic Difference For Voucher Students

A new bipartisan report says there are no academic differences between students using school vouchers and their public school peers.

April 16, 2015

 

(Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

Additional Grants To Fund 600 More On My Way Pre-K Spots

Additional grants provided by a combination of public and private funds will create roughly 600 more spots for the fall state-sponsored pre-k program launch.

April 15, 2015

 

Dunbar-Pulaski Academic & Career Academy, Gary, Indiana. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

School Closing Forces Gary Community To Look For Solutions

The State Board of Education voted last month to close a failing middle school in Gary. What could that mean for the district as a whole?

April 9, 2015

 

Superintendent Glenda Ritz appears at a rally on her behalf at the statehouse in February. (Photo Credit: Gretchen Frazee/WTIU)

Bill To Change State Board Chairmanship Still Alive

A measure to change leadership on the State Board of Education now moves to the full House for a vote.

April 9, 2015

 

State Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville (Photo Credit: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana)

Senate Echoes House In Constructing Education Budget

The budget proposed by the Senate Appropriations Committee looks similar to a House version released last month, with a few key changes to school funding.

April 8, 2015

 

Universities around Indiana are responding to the religious freedom bill passed last week. (Photo Credit: Barbara Harrington/WTIU News)

Indiana’s Reputation Post-RFRA Reaches Potential Students

As the decision deadline approaches, students considering college in Indiana are weighing the potential implications of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

March 31, 2015

 

Members of the State Board of Education will meet Wednesday in Indianapolis. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

State Board To Continue Testing Talks Wednesday

The State Board of Education meets Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. in Indianapolis.

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