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Career Council Meets To Discuss Core 40 Requirements

The amount of classes Indiana high schoolers must take to graduate could be changing as the state explores more rigorous requirements to earn a diploma. The Indiana Career Council met Monday to discuss proposed changes to the default diploma option, known as Core 40. As we reported last week, there are four types of diplomas for […]

Glenda Ritz: How Education Could Play Into A Bid For Governor

Updated 2:09 p.m.: Education just became a much bigger part of the 2016 race for Indiana governor. State Superintendent Glenda Ritz announced her campaign for governor at an event in Indianapolis Thursday morning. The educator spoke first at Ben Davis High School, followed by a series of appearances scheduled around the state, according to her Facebook page. Ritz’s announcement has excited […]

Data: IREAD-3 Passing Rate Dips From Last Year

The number of students passing the state’s third grade reading assessment, the IREAD-3, dropped to 84 percent from last year’s passing rate of 86 percent. This is a preliminary rate, as students who failed can retake the test this summer. The test has been administered since 2012, and if students don’t pass they retake third grade versions […]

Federal Grant Could Improve Education In Indy Neighborhood

The federal government designated one Indianapolis neighborhood as a “Promise Zone” Tuesday, a designation that gives the low income area more access to federal grants to improve education, its economy and reduce crime. Indianapolis was chosen out of 123 communities. The Indy Star reports the designation is flexible and allows the community to focus on where […]

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