schools

My Summer Vacation
5:30 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

My Summer Vacation

Waynedale Elementary teacher Julie McCoy traveled to France over the summer to attend a a French attending.  Julie first visited France several years ago, when she took a gap year after high school to be a nanny in the country.  WBOI's Katy Anderson sat down with Julie to talk about her trip, French weddings, and why she's glad she took that gap year.    

Sara Pulse is a music teacher at Indian Village Elementary and traveled abroad in Europe over the summer. She traveled to Europe this summer and talked about why this trip was so meaningful.

Read more
081412EVALUATION
1:18 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Legislators concerned about new teacher evaluations

Some legislators say they're concerned about the effectiveness of new Indiana teacher evaluations.
Brandon Smith Indiana Public Broadcasting

As a new school year begins, it’s not just students who have homework due – Hoosier school corporations are required to submit new teacher evaluation programs to the state Department of Education by next month.  But some legislators say they are concerned about the effectiveness of the evaluations.

The state Department of Education developed a teacher evaluation model that was tested in dozens of school corporations last school year.  Schools don’t have to use that model – they can modify it, use other models or develop their own. 

Read more