Education

South Bend Schools Approve Focus 2018 Plan

Dec 19, 2017

The South Bend School Corporation passed the Focus 2018: Design for the Future school plan yesterday with a unanimous vote. South Bend residents filled the meeting room for another opportunity to  voice concerns before school board members voted on the much scrutinized plan. Many parents expressed concern about how quickly the plan would make drastic changes across the school district.
 

Benton Harbor Area Schools

 

After nine months of a partnership agreement between the State of Michigan and Benton Harbor Area Schools, the results are largely positive. Academic scores are mostly up, but some benchmarks are still falling short.

 

APM

Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at 9 PM

Incumbent Democratic State Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Republican challenger Jennifer McCormick participated in a debate Monday in Fort Wayne. It was moderated by Claire McInerney of Indiana Public Broadcasting and Eric Weddle of WFYI Public Media, Indianapolis.

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Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with the new superintendent of the South Bend Community schools.

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WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Elkhart Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Haworth about a possible restructuring throughout the school system.

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StateImpact Indiana

May 29, 2015

StateImpact Indiana focuses on education issues in the Hoosier state and is a collaboration of the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations.

StateImpact Indiana features can be heard on WVPE Thursday mornings at 6:45 during Morning Edition and at 5:45 Thursday afternoons during All Things Considered.

Senate fiscal leader Luke Kenley says the budget reserves are a little less than the 12 percent level they'd been aiming for.

What do state lawmakers, teachers and other school advocates have to say about moving the IREAD-3 test to second grade?

The House Education Committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would require high school students to pass the 100-question civics exam before graduation.

Families and private schools get $4,800 per student from the state’s voucher program. Governor Pence's proposal would eliminate that cap entirely.

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