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School corp. organizes Latino family night

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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.


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Ritz responds to letter from Pence’s center

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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.


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Graduation rates rise in Ind.

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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.


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DOE releases online map showing global ties

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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.



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Ind. representative advocates for day care reform

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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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Educators recommend early education for students

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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.


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Parent-teacher meetings not required at MCCSC

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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.



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Schools serve rural students

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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.


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MCCSC debates charter school proposal

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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.


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Judge dismisses Ritz's lawsuit

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






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MCCSC releases spring test scores

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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.



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Board members respond to Ritz lawsuit

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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.