For the second year in a row, Indiana third graders will have to pass a high stakes reading test or risk getting held back.
It’s a lot of pressure for 8 and 9 year olds, but for some struggling readers, the IREAD-3 is an even bigger source of anxiety.
That’s because the root cause of their difficulty is dyslexia, a learning disability. Most students with special needs can qualify for a good cause exemption that allows them to move onto fourth grade even if they don’t pass.
Republican lawmakers will offer legislation next session aimed at solving problems with the Department of Child Services’ abuse report hotline.
The DCS centralized hotline has been a chief focus of criticism in the last few months, leading to a legislative study committee’s investigation into DCS practices. Complaints include long hold times on the hotline and a failure to respond to reports of abuse.
Fort Wayne is less than a day away from welcoming the leader of the Burmese democracy movement.
Signs welcoming Aung San Suu Kyi have been popping up throughout Fort Wayne, a city where many of her supporters relocated after fleeing political repression in their native country.
Organizers expect at least 7,000 people to turn out at Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday to hear Suu Kyi speak in her native language. Her speech will be translated on video on PBS39 for those who don't speak Burmese. It will also be broadcast live, without translation, on WBOI.
Tippecanoe County juvenile court judge Loretta Rush is Indiana’s newest Supreme Court justice – and the second woman to ever sit on the state’s high court.
Governor Mitch Daniels named Rush as his pick Friday. Hamilton County judge Steven Nation and Indianapolis attorney Geoffrey Slaughter were the other two finalists. Many in the legal community urged the governor to name a woman to the bench.
While Daniels says he wasn’t oblivious to those calls, quality was his first concern.