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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.