Education

StateImpact Indiana
1:31 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

StateImpact: When Education Starts Early, Kids Benefit

This month, the Family and Social Services Administration will announce the five counties selected to participate in the state’s new pre-k pilot program, Indiana’s first big move toward making preschool a priority. 

But many believe a child’s learning needs to be a priority from the beginning of life, well before they ever enter a classroom.

In our weekly education feature, StateImpact Indiana’s Claire McInerny has more on brain development from birth to age four.

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Education
4:45 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Pence Does Not Support Plan to Freeze A-F Grades for Schools

After announcing Indiana’s students will take a new standardized test this spring  that matches the state’s new standards, state superintendent Glenda Ritz suggested the state  should suspend A-F grades for schools because most students will perform poorly on the new  test.  

Governor Mike Pence says he will not  support that plan. 

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Education
1:12 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Educators Concerned About Quick Turnaround for New Test

Indiana’s students will take a new standardized test this spring – a year earlier than anticipated.

The test isn’t designed yet but it has to match the standards the state adopted to replace the Common Core.

Education officials and school leaders are worried about the short turnaround.

StateImpact Indiana’s Rachel Morello and Claire McInerny discuss the sudden change in testing plans.

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Education
2:39 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Study: Guidance Counselors Spending Less Time with Students

Guidance counselors are supposed to spend a lot of time with students. They help kids decide which classes to take, fill out college scholarship applications and advise them on the path they should choose after they graduate high school.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Heritage Trail - The First Lighted League Game

This week 131 years ago, League Park, known today as Headwaters Park, hosted the first professional evening baseball game under big league lights. WBOI’s Tom Castaldi from the Heritage Trail has that story. 

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Education
2:05 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

State Board Set to Meet Over 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver Troubles

The State Board of Education is convening Tuesday to discuss how it can hold on to its No Child Left Behind Waiver. The meeting comes after the U.S. Department of Education sent state superintendent Glenda Ritz a letter informing her the state’s waiver is at risk of being pulled.

During a formal review last summer, the U.S. Department of Education found Indiana was not meeting the requirements that exempt it from No Child Left Behind benchmarks.

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Education
12:41 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Heritage Trail - Old Tower Bank

Lincoln Tower was Fort Wayne’s first skyscraper and turns 99 years old this month.    The Heritage Trail’s Tom Castaldi tells us about the founding and history of one of Fort Wayne’s most recognizable buildings. 

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Education
8:00 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

This Week on WBOI Presents: "Growing Up in the Arab World"

This week on WBOI Presents, we bring you a fascinating conversation on what it's like to grow up in the Arab World.  

The panel discussion features IPFW professors Mohammed Alhassan of the Engineering Department and Assem Nasr of the Communications Department, who both grew up in Arab countries.  

Ipfw Arabic instructor Farah Combs moderated the discussion.  

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Education
5:50 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

American Stories - Mark Kostabi

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Executive Director Charles Shepard talked with us recently to talk about an artist named Mark Kostabi, who takes a very controversial hands-off approach to creating his art.  

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Education
2:47 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

FWCS Delays ISTEP+ Citing Ongoing Tech Issues

Fort Wayne Community Schools is delaying the high-stakes ISTEP+ exam after problems surfaced with the online version of the test.

School officials announced the decision Monday after several days of interruptions and technology issues related to test provider CTB-McGraw Hill’s servers.

Students will now take the exam the old-fashioned way: with paper and pencil.

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