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David Chen asks a student to repeat a phrase in Chinese during his class on December 9. Chen rewarded every student with a piece of candy after they had pronounced the phrase correctly.

Risking a new way

Rookie teacher David Chen employs an unorthodox method in MCCSC’s first-ever Chinese language classes. But success isn’t guaranteed.


$300,000 awarded to county schools

The Monroe County Community School Corporation received $300,000 in grants this year for their after-school programs.


Education grant competition opens

The U.S. Department of Education has announced the opening of applications for the Investing in Innovation Grant Competition.


5-year-old Gianni McDowell reads a book while monroe county residents, including his mother, discuss the ISTEP standardized test during the Monroe County Coalition for Public Education's discussion on standardized testing.

Community decries ISTEP testing

The Indiana Coalition for Public Education and members of the community met Tuesday to discuss ISTEP and other standardized testing.


Increase in federal budget aids education

The Obama Administration included $69 billion in discretionary appropriations for the U.S. Department of Education in its budget for the 2015 Fiscal Year, a 2-percent increase from the 2014 budget.



To ease schooling, Indiana joins web education program

Indiana is the first state in the country to officially join an initiative launched by the National Council for State Reciprocity Agreements that will help connect Hoosier students with online education in other states.


MCCSC to promote disability awareness

The Monroe County Community School Corporation will celebrate Disability Awareness Month with events planned throughout March.


IPS reaches agreement over Title IX violation

The Indiana Public Schools system and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement after IPS failed to give girls an equal opportunity in athletics.


Kelly Smith speaks at a public hearing held to discuss the status of failing Monroe County on Tuesday at the Monroe County Community School Corporation Administration Center.

MCCSC schools discuss plans to improve

Administrators and teachers from Fairview and Highland Park Elementary schools spoke Tuesday about their schools’ turnaround plans.



MCCSC plans makeup snow days

During a winter that dumped a record amount of snow in Indianapolis, schools across the state have been closed multiple times this school year, and MCCSC missed five school days.


Charter school tries to increase support in Bloomington

Proponents of Seven Oaks Classical School spoke to members of the Bloomington community Saturday at the Monroe County Public Library about the charter school focusing on classical education they hope to open in fall 2015.


Elementary school program sets reading challenges

Students at Summit Elementary School are challenging each other to read as many minutes as they can and achieve a school-wide goal of reading for 170,000 minutes during a period of two weeks.


Day care licensing standards too lax

Amid reports of lax safety standards, the state government is trying to create a safer environment in Indiana day care.



Bills prioritize pre-K education

Throughout the nation, pre-kindergarten education is being hailed as one of the best ways to help children succeed in life. Indiana is no exception, with some legislators working to make pre-K education more widely available.

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