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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.

Rebecca Rose, Emily Perry, Christine McAfee and Jeff Henderson take turns answering questioning and giving advice addressing technology safety as a parent at Jackson Creek Middle School Auditorium Tuesday evening. The event, called Children & Technology, was co-sponsored by the Office of the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney and the Foundation for Monroe County Community Schools.

MCCSC discuss kids' tech safety

Parents of students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation gathered at Jackson Creek Middle School to discuss technology use.

Local school earns state's top grade

After falling from a grade of B from the Indiana Department of Education to an F in 2012, Templeton Elementary School was able to increase its grade to an A for 2013.

From left, local blogger Steve Hinnefeld, state senator Mark Stoops, and representative for the Indiana Coalition for Public Education, Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer, discuss issues facing public schools at City Hall on Thursday.

Coalition discusses education issues

The Indiana Coalition for Public Education of Monroe County discussed issues and upcoming changes recently set forth by Gov. Mike Pence.

Principal of Fairview Elementary School Tammy Miller speaks during parent-teacher meeting on Tuesday at Fairview Elementary School library. The meeting was held to discuss the education system of the school.

Parents talk Fairview's future

Tears started flowing at Fairview Elementary School as parents discussed their children’s reading level and their future.

State releases schools' A-F grades

This year's A-F grades were released for Indiana schools, with 12 schools in the Monroe County Community School Corporation receiving A's, five receiving C's, one a B and two F's.

DOE unveils financial aid kit

The United States Department of Education launched its online Financial Aid Toolkit on Dec. 4. The toolkit is designed to guide student advisers and counselors in the process of helping students choose a college.

Luis Gabriel Valente and Jonatan Jesus Valente participate in making crafts during the Latino Family Night on Monday at Summit Elementary School.

School corp. organizes Latino family night

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

Ritz responds to letter from Pence’s center

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.

Graduation rates rise in Ind.

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.

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.

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