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Deadline Looms For ISTEP Panel To Design New Test

The committee created by lawmakers to rewrite Indiana’s standardized assessment, the ISTEP, met for the first time Tuesday. No decisions were made, yet it became clear to the educators, policymakers and lawmakers gathered that a vast amount of work lies ahead before their deadline just six months away. One major decision is whether a single […]

State Board of Education To Meet Wednesday

The State Board of Education meets for its monthly meeting Wednesday, with a fairly light agenda to tackle. The board will approve the changing of governing body procedures in MSD Washington Township and Kokomo, such as how the school board is elected. They also have the opportunity to approve technology and construction grants for a large number […]

Schools On The Ballot: Ft. Wayne And New Prairie

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

All week we are taking a closer look at the ten school referenda that will appear on ballots around the state May 3. A referendum asks voters in a particular area to choose whether to increase their property taxes to fund schools. We will follow all ten referenda and post results as they come in the […]

No Child Left Behind Update Will Soon Come To Indiana

There’s a new federal education law coming to town. It’s the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the updated version of George W. Bush’s federal education law, No Child Left Behind. Since ESSA was introduced, states have been waiting to learn how it will affect local schools, and it looks like that time is soon. After Congress passed an updated […]

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