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200 educational practices recognized for state's bicentennial



The Indiana Department of Education recognized the 200th Promising Practice on Dec. 9 in honor of the Indiana bicentennial.

The Promising Practices program looks for and identifies strong education practices and services in schools and communities throughout Indiana. During Friday’s Statehood Day celebration, the Department recognized 31 programs, according to a release by the Indiana Department of Education.

Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, developed the program in 2016 in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial year to give recognition to 200 programs focused on making sure all students have access to quality education and wrap-around services.

Ritz said the Department of Education honors the state’s bicentennial by highlighting education services. She said recognizing these 200 Promising Practices positively impacts the schools and the state.

“Great schools are the backbone of strong communities,” Ritz said in a press release.

Programs include family learning nights, school safety and culturally responsive equitable learning environment programs among school districts around the state.

This recognition has been steady over the past twelve months. The Department has recognized more than 200 Promising Practices in Indiana schools, according to the release.

These programs are not just recognized, they are also shared across the state as an example of the best tools and programs that have a positive effect on Hoosier students, according to the release.

Katelyn Haas

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