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What I Learned At StateImpact Indiana

Dan Elsener said something at the State Board meeting Monday that really resonated with me. The board was about to vote on new academic standards — standards the parents who testified at the meeting bitterly opposed. “The folks that are concerned about this are not the problem,” Elsener said, urging them to remain actively engaged […]

More Indiana Students Graduating High School Without Waivers

Elkhart Community Schools got more involved with students to improve the graduation rate among Latino students.

Though the state’s overall graduation rate was virtually unchanged between 2012 and 2013, the non-waiver graduation rate increased about one percent in 2012 — up to 81.7 percent from 80.5 percent. That means more students are meeting all of the requirements for graduation, such as passing statewide math and English language arts tests.

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