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Frankfort’s English Learner Teachers Scramble For Resources

Frankfort teacher Anne Lanum works with English learner students.

The English learner population is growing across the Midwest, as more immigrants settle in smaller towns, and Indiana is currently seeing an increase of students needing to learn English at a higher rate than the rest of the country. While most schools struggle to meet the needs of students who don’t speak English, this challenge is especially […]

Why Free School Lunches Might Be Harder To Get Soon

In this 2011 photo, students at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA select their breakfast. A proposed congressional bill would tighten eligibility requirements for free- and reduced-school meals. (USDA/Flickr)

A new bill in Congress aims to make it harder for students across the country to get free lunches. If the bill is passed, 120 Indiana schools with about 60,000 students would no longer be eligible to participate in the federal school lunch program.

Educators On New ISTEP Panel Want Equity And Consistency

The new ISTEP+ panel tasked with re-writing the state assessment is established and will meet for the first time May 24. A majority of the panel’s members are teachers, principals and superintendents who have seen issues with the test first hand and want to see it change in ways that help teachers in the classroom and doesn’t marginalize […]

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