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December 10, 2014

 

State Board of Education members Dan Elsener (left), Cari Whicker and Brad Oliver were each appointed to his or her position by a Republican governor, which some say accounts for the tension with Democratic superintendent Glenda Ritz.

Eliminating CECI Is Only The First Step For The State Board

Now that Governor Pence has eliminated his education agency, will the State Board of Education be able to get along and accomplish work for Hoosier students?

November 19, 2014

 

Brittany McKee helps her sons Gage and Jayce Meza complete the craft as part of the parent engagement night at Edgewood Primary School in Ellettsville.

Parents Have Homework Too When It Comes To Family Engagement

Family engagement is a key component of efforts around the state to help children perform better in school.

November 12, 2014

 

The BCSC referendum could have raised up to $12.6 million dollars over seven years for Busy Bees scholarships

What One County’s Experience Might Mean For Statewide Pre-K

Bartholomew County voters said no to funding preschool with increased taxes. What will this mean for the larger discussion on how to fund pre-k statewide?

November 5, 2014

 

Glenwood Leadership Academy in Evansville is one of the district's failing schools. After one year in the district's Turnaround Zone, GLA has reduced office referrals, increased IREAD scores and are getting more students closer to passing the ISTEP+.

Evansville Has Secret Recipe To School Turnaround Success

After one year in the district's Turnaround Zone, Glenwood Leadership Academy is seeing improvements in multiple academic areas after being a failing school.

October 29, 2014

 

Shirts, signs and stickers are among the items Pre-K 4 All volunteers distribute to community members to spread the word about Bartholomew County's pre-k referendum.

‘Four Is The New Five’: Pre-K On Bartholomew Co. Ballot

The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation is asking voters to raise their property taxes to fund pre-k for low-income four-year-olds.

October 27, 2014

 

Memorial

Victims Of Downed Flight 4184 Remembered 20 Years Later

This Halloween will mark the 20th anniversary of the crash of a commuter plane en route to Chicago from Indianapolis. All 68 people on board were killed.

October 1, 2014

 

Batchelor Middle School Media Specialist Jaime Burkhart helps social studies teacher Becky Boyle plan a lesson for her students on the American Revolution.

How The Role Of A School Librarian Is Changing

Today’s librarians have a slightly different role than in the past, as they’ve had to adapt to survive technological advances and budget cuts.

September 26, 2014

 

Toll Road

How The Toll Road Bankruptcy Could Impact Indiana

Less than a decade into its lease, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road filed for bankruptcy.

September 10, 2014

 

Emily (left) and Holli Burnfield work on language arts lessons together. The girls are homeschooled, along with their younger sister Layla, in Bloomfield.

Homeschool Families Don’t Have Many State Guidelines

As families opt to homeschool to avoid dealing with the frustrations of traditional school, Indiana's lax regulations often leave them to their own devices.

August 20, 2014

 

The number of teachers' aides on public school staffs has increased by 130 percent since the year 1970.

Non-Teaching Personnel Now Make Up Half Of District Staffs

Nationwide, the number of non-teaching personnel on school staffs has increased over the last half century, at a faster rate than that of teachers and students.

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