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MCCSC collaborated with Latino Outreach, IU La Casa and Latino Cultural
Center, El Centro Comunal Latino and Indiana Minority Health Coalition
for the event, which featured interactive activities and presentations
specifically tailored to the Latino community.
The Indiana Department of Education released on Dec. 4 a letter from
Gov. Mike Pence’s Center for Education and Career Innovation outlining
its policy plans, one of which is the removal of Ritz from her current
position as chair of the SBOE.
The graduation rate rose to 86 percent for Indiana, one of sixteen
states to be at or above 85 percent, according to four-year high school
graduation rates for 2011-2012 released by the U.S. Department of
Education on Nov. 27.
The office of Glenda Ritz, Indiana superintendent of public instruction,
released a document that Ritz says shows how Gov. Mike Pence’s Center
for Education and Career Innovation wants to lessen her authority.
On Nov. 18, the U.S. Department of Education released its Mapping the
Nation program, an interactive map of the U.S. that shows state-level
data on demographics, economics and education relating to global
The “Reading, Writing & Bidding!” auction for the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools started Nov. 25 and will run until Dec. 9.
Rep. Rebecca Kubacki, R-Syracuse, chairman of the Family, Children and
Human Affairs Committee, plans to cosponsor day care ratio bills this
year, which would impose new rules on unlicensed, federally-funded day
The U.S. Congress introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act
in November, which is a 10-year program meant to fund preschool for
4-year-old children from families at less than 200 percent of the
Federal Poverty Level.
Parents who wish to have a meeting with teachers in the Monroe County
Community School Corporation will now have to schedule an appointment
themselves, according to a MCCSC announcement.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz walked out early during a State Board of Education meeting Wednesday.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 23 percent of
United States students attend rural schools. Rural areas, defined
generally as five miles or farther from an urbanized area, face
difficulties in getting resources to students.
Community members discussed the possibility of a new charter school
joining the Monroe County Community School Corporation Tuesday night. Presentations
were given at the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship to help
people understand charter schools and how they will affect MCCSC.
Marion County Judge Louis Rosenberg threw out Superintendent of Public
Instruction Glenda Ritz’s lawsuit against the State Board of Education
A new aspect students will have to consider at Monroe County Community Schools is which high school they’d like to attend.
State education officials are currently deciding on a new grading system for Indiana schools for the third year in a row.
Gov. Mike Pence announced Friday more than $9 million in grants will be distributed to Indiana schools to increase security.
Batchelor Middle School in Bloomington was host to a group of students from across the Atlantic this past week.
Monroe County Community School Corporation released Spring 2013’s test
scores in its fall newsletter, showing its ISTEP, SAT, ACT and Advance
Placement scores are all above the state averages.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation has been named a Riley
Corporation by the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children for its
donations in the past year.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Education Oct. 22.On Oct. 25, members of the board Troy Albert, David Freitas, Sarah
O’Brien and Tony Walker issued a letter to Superintendent Ritz asking
she call off the lawsuit. They said no such secret meeting took place
and that Ritz is failing to respect the board’s authority.