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January 4, 2017

 

Milan High School senior Evan Smith has limited internet access at home, so he often tries to complete his homework at school. Milan Community Schools is the rare rural school district that invested in high speed internet.

Rural School Districts To Legislators: Support Our Internet Access

Reliable internet access is not just about fun experiences, like a virtual field trip. Online tools are necessary in today’s classrooms.

December 23, 2016

 

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Wayne Township Teachers Donating Small State Bonuses

The state uses a formula to decide how much money each school district receives to award bonuses to all teachers rated effective or highly effective.

December 23, 2016

 

Shaw, 8, plays an improv game with Erin McTiernan, an Indiana State University doctoral student. Shaw is a participant in an improv class at Indiana State University for children with high functioning autism.

Whose Line Is It Really?: How Improv Benefits Children With Autism

Indiana State University's psychology clinic offers an improv class designed for young children with high-functioning autism.

December 14, 2016

 

Students at a Jump Start program in Seymour work with their teacher on learning the alphabet. Seymour was one community where the current state funded pre-k program offered scholarships to low-income families.

What To Expect From A Pre-K Expansion This Legislative Session

When the General Assembly convenes for the 2017 legislative session, expanding state-funded pre-K will be a top priority.

December 14, 2016

 

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‘ISTEP’ Name May Change, But Test Itself May Not For 2 More Years

Indiana’s leading education lawmakers want to extend Pearson’s testing contract, to avoid rushing into a botched replacement for ISTEP+.

December 13, 2016

 

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2016 A-F Grades Released, Show Fewer As And Fs, More Bs And Cs

Last year, the SBOE voted to change how they awarded A-F grades, after ISTEP+ scores across the state dropped dramatically.

December 13, 2016

 

IPFW Split

Purdue, IU Presidents Discuss Possible IPFW Split

The Purdue Board of Trustees will vote later this week on whether to split Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne into two separate institutions.

December 1, 2016

 

Betsy DeVos of Michigan is Donald Trump's pick for Education Secretary.

Trump’s Pick For Ed Secretary Pushed For School Choice In Indiana

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for education secretary, has overseen large political donations to one Indianapolis-based organization.

November 29, 2016

 

Glenda Ritz is the Democratic candidate for Superintendent for Public Instruction.

ISTEP+ Panel Submits Recommendations For Writing New Test

State superintendent Glenda Ritz was one of two people on the 23-person ISTEP panel who voted against the final recommendation.

November 21, 2016

 

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IPFW Faculty Senate Passes Vote Of No Confidence Against Chancellor

The resolution says Chancellor Carwein is not committed to the university’s mission and strategic plan.

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