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Is Bloomington's Bus Driver Shortage Part Of A Bigger Story?

Franklin Township School Corporation decided to implement the fee in response to cuts in funding from the state.  Parents and state officials have repeatedly criticized the move claiming charging for bus service creates a barrier to free public education.

This story from our partners at Indiana Public Media in Bloomington caught our attention. As the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s school year has started, the district has found itself in desperate need of bus drivers. Bari Finkel reports: School administrators count on losing around five drivers each summer. Most leave because they have found better-paying full-time [...]

Through Their Eyes: Midway Through The Year

Eleanore Fuqua is a high school journalist at Bloomington South High School in Bloomington, Indiana

The second in our series from Bloomington South High School journalist Eleanore Fuqua on the effects of a changing school scheduleTwo and a half months gone in the year of change – the lengthened school day has outgrown its infancy and for many is now becoming more routine. With time, students, teachers, and administrators have adjusted to and solidified their opinions about the modifications.

Superintendent On Merit Pay: Teachers 'Are Not Widgets, They're People'

The new superintendent of the Bloomington-based Monroe County Community School Corporation is no fan of teacher merit pay. In an interview Wednesday, MCCSC superintendent Judy DeMuth called the state’s mandate to districts on implementing merit pay systems by the start of next school year “unfair.” Here’s what she told StateImpact: I really believe that a [...]

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