Back to School

Samantha Blankenship / Ball State University

Classes at many Hoosier colleges, including Ball State University, begin on Monday.  Students and faculty will return to campus for a second academic year in a global health pandemic.

Jeanie Lindsay/IPB News

Students learning primarily in-person during the COVID-19 pandemic last school year benefitted from face-to-face instruction, according to a new analysis of state data shared with the Indiana State Board of Education Wednesday.

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COVID-19 is already disrupting the new school year for some students around the state, and it's creating challenges for schools hoping to keep kids in classrooms – especially in elementary grades. 

Jeanie Lindsay / IPB News

A new school year starts for many Hoosier students in the next two weeks, as COVID-19 cases are on the rise. With schools updating their safety plans and many children not eligible for a vaccine, one expert is recommending parents take extra precautions.

Screenshot of Zoom meeting

Officials from the South Bend Community School Corporation are reconsidering their reopening plan after hundreds of teachers and parents expressed their concerns over the past week. School Officials discussed alternatives to their original plan during a meeting Monday night.

I woke up at 3:00 last Friday morning thinking about a scene in a movie we’d watched the night before. One of the main characters, a police detective, had been called to the local secondary school to fetch her son who’d run afoul, himself, of the law of the blackboard jungle. After the conference, she wormed her way through a packed hallway of students walking the other way toward an exit.

Local Students Head Back To School

Aug 14, 2018


Many schools in Northern Indiana start this week. Students will see some changes in a few local districts this year.

After Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb made handheld metal detectors available to schools, many students in the area will see those this year.

Students at South Bend Schools will see new start times, 8 a.m. for elementary and 9 a.m. for middle and high schoolers.

Teacher Store Offers Free Supplies For Some Area Educators

Jul 23, 2018
Jennifer Weingart


For some area teachers, getting enough school supplies for their students is a lot cheaper with help from the non-profit Teacher Store in Elkhart.

The teacher store is part of the Feed the Children charity. It carries all sorts of school supplies from pencils and rulers to posters and binders that teachers from approved districts can take to their classrooms.

The store has specific hours for each district and only teachers can use it.