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Ritz asserts Pence’s center wants to weaken her power

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.


DOE releases online map showing global ties

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 connectivity.


Ind. representative advocates for day care reform

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 cares.


Educators recommend early education for students

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.


Parent-teacher meetings not required at MCCSC

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.



Schools serve rural students

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.


MCCSC debates charter school proposal

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.


Judge dismisses Ritz's lawsuit

Marion County Judge Louis Rosenberg threw out Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz’s lawsuit against the State Board of Education on Friday.


MCCSC to offer high school options

A new aspect students will have to consider at Monroe County Community Schools is which high school they’d like to attend.



Grants aim to improve school safety

Gov. Mike Pence announced Friday more than $9 million in grants will be distributed to Indiana schools to increase security.


MCCSC releases spring test scores

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.


MCCSC named Riley Corporation by hospital

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.


Board members respond to Ritz lawsuit

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.


Hanks chosen as MCCSC diversity specialist

Diane Hanks, former assistant principal at Tri-North Middle School,  has a new role as Talent and Diversity Specialist for the Monroe County Community School Corporation.



Ritz files suit against education board

The lawsuit alleges members of the board violated Indiana’s Open Door Law by taking action in secret by drafting, or directing the drafting of, a letter they sent to President Pro Tempore David Long and Speaker Brian Bosma dated Oct. 16, 2013


Ella Goldman works on glazing his pottery piece during the Ceramics for Kids class on Wednesday at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. The class is one of the numerous offered to Bloomington area kids to help them improve and practice their artistic skills.

Ivy Tech offers art program

Ivy Tech’s Ivy Arts for Kids program offers various art courses throughout the year for students in preschool to age 16.


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