Indiana’s schools will remain closed until the end of the school year. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick made the announcement during a press conference Thursday.Continue reading
Indiana continues to see new COVID-19 cases, as testing increases. State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says the number of people tested has increased from fewer than 300 a week ago to more than 3,300 on Wednesday, with about 14 percent of those tests coming back positive.Continue reading
Indiana’s 2019 graduation rates were released by the Department of Education Tuesday. Of Starke County’s school corporations, Knox had the highest total graduation rate at 94.4 percent, while Oregon-Davis had the lowest at 77.1 percent.Continue reading
Low ILEARN scores are drawing concerns from state officials. The Indiana Department of Education says that across the state, the 2019 ILEARN showed a drop in achievement levels, compared to the old ISTEP test.Continue reading
Those thinking about becoming a teacher are now getting some extra encouragement from the Indiana Department of Education. This week, the department announced the launch of a teacher recruitment and retention campaign. At the heart of that are two new websites designed “to promote positive educational resources and interactions,” according to department officials.
On Wednesday, the Indiana State Board of Education(SBOE) approved several new graduation pathways for Hoosier high school students beginning with the 2019 freshman class.
Though these changes have been a topic of contention lately, the Board states that they were designed to give all students the skills and experiences they will need to take the next step in their educational journeys and to secure good jobs. Continue reading