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August 16, 2016

 

“My IPS” sign hangs in the school board chambers.

IPS Officials To Propose Splitting Middle, High Schools

District officials say they know closing a school is a highly-charged issue, but they see no other options.

August 16, 2016

 

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Legislature To Explore More Background Checks For Teachers

Indiana law only requires background checks at time of employment and only for fully licensed educators.

August 12, 2016

 

Outgoing CEO of Eli Lilly John Lechleiter outlines the need for the access to affordable pre-k in Indiana. Eli Lilly is partnering with several other groups statewide to lobby the 2017 legislature to create pre-k scholarships for low-income families.

New Pre K Initiative Asks Legislators To Expand Scholarships

A coalition of business, philanthropy, government and education leaders will push lawmakers to expand state-funded pre-K in the upcoming legislative session.

August 12, 2016

 

Bloomington High School South teacher Matt Hoagland says he hasn't seen enrollment spikes in his A.P. European History classes but says the number of students earning low scores on the nationally-administered year-end exams has increased.

5 Indiana Schools Give Majority Of Teachers Poor Ratings

Four of the five Indiana schools who rate a majority of their teachers as ineffective or needing improvement are charter schools.

August 11, 2016

 

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Education Dept. Seeks $4M In Damages After ISTEP Debacle

State superintendent Glenda Ritz says the state is seeking $4 million in damages from the state’s former testing vendor.

August 9, 2016

 

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ISTEP+ Panel Explores Options For New High School Test

High school students in Indiana schools will soon face a new standardized test, but it’s exact characteristics are still undetermined.

August 9, 2016

 

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State Ed. Board To Hold Public Hearings For Failing Schools

The Indiana State Board of Education will hold meetings for public comment on two schools located in northwest Indiana.

August 8, 2016

 

Walter Sommers received the award for promoting peace and tolerance through holocaust education.

CANDLES Museum Docent Given Highest, German Civilian Award

The award was granted by the President of Germany, and it was pinned to Walter’s lapel by German Counsul General Herbert Quelle.

August 5, 2016

 

New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education tells schools they are required to provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities.

Education Dept. Tells Schools To Rethink Discipline

New guidance from the department emphasizes the requirement that schools provide behavioral supports for students with disabilities.

August 3, 2016

 

According to a new report, students in recovery at a recovery school are less likely to relapse than teens in other substance abuse programs.

Students At Recovery High Schools Less Likely To Relapse

According to a new report, students in recovery at a recovery school are less likely to relapse than teens in other substance abuse programs.

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