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WBOI Weekend News Roundup 03/17/18

Mar 16, 2018
Joe Hren

This Weekend News Roundup focuses on highlights of the Indiana General Assembly Session, which came to a chaotic close this week. We cover what bills passed, what didn't and  several last minute bills that passed before the session's midnight deadline.  

Then we move into a special feature covering #NationalWalkoutDay and how Indiana students participated. Thanks to the WBOI News Team and the network of Indiana Public Broadcasting reporters, people from eight schools in a 215 mi radius were able to share their motivation for and mode of protest. 

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Students across the country participated in National Walkout Day Wednesday, to show solidarity with victims on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 dead. Students from Carroll High School were just a few to participate.

Northwest Allen County Schools

Students at schools across the country are planning walkouts Wednesday in solidarity with the 17 casualties of the shooting last month in Parkland, Florida. Some northeast Indiana schools are citing walkouts as an opportunity for students to participate in a live civics experience.

At least one district, however, isn’t following this trend. 

Parents are among those concerned over new graduation requirements approved by the State Board of Education in December. Parents joined other stakeholders in a meeting held at Northwest Allen County Schools Tuesday night.


Northwest Allen County Schools are experiencing a growth in student enrollment. As a result, the board of school trustees took preliminary measures to build a new elementary school to accommodate students.