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education  •  Mar 25, 2014 12:19 am

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.

student life  •  Jan 30, 2014 12:15 am

ABA recognizes SPEA professor

The American Bar Association awarded Lisa Blomgren Amsler, a faculty member at IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Section of Dispute Resolution’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work.

administration  •  Apr 7, 2013 10:46 pm

Is 'proficient' good enough?

More than 75 percent of international students at IU come from non-English speaking countries. Despite being told they're proficient by official University tests, some are still not prepared to learn in English when they arrive on campus.

Feb 25, 2013 11:33 am

Seeing is believing

IU Cinema, founded in 2011, has worked with the film industry, University departments and schools to create an “art house” moviegoing experience.

We talked to Alvin Tan, president of IU's Singapore Student Association, to find out what life's like for an international student in Bloomington.

Professor Bernice Pescosolido, whose research looks at mental illness stigma, said the stigma makes it difficult for students and others to seek treatment and get the proper help.

Residents’ concerns about lethal methods of deer management proposed by the Deer Task Force prompted further discourse from the Bloomington City Council and residents Wednesday.

The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools is auctioning a free pet adoption at Bloomington Animal Shelter, a five-day vacation in Cancun and 16 "priceless" pieces of Nick's memorabilia.

education  •  Nov 15, 2012 11:42 pm

Ivy Tech named military friendly

G.I. Jobs chooses schools that offer the best and most adaptable services. Veteran students may also vote for schools they believe are military friendly, according to a press release.

Nov 13, 2012 11:39 pm

Public education reform uncertain

Ousted Indiana education chief Tony Bennett leaves a bevy of reforms in his wake, changes his successor said she will try to rescind.

Urban deer in Bloomington have been the subject of a controversy that resulted in the city’s creation of an 11-member deer task force, charged with producing information about and solutions to the perceived deer problem. The task force’s efforts culminated in a 200-page report released in October that sparked further controversy because it proposes lethal means to reducing the urban deer population.

Cassandra Guarino, an associate professor of educational leadership and policy, said value-added models are data-driven and objective methods of teacher evaluations that improve the status quo. However, she said the models are biased, error-laden and might be based on faulty tests.

education  •  Nov 1, 2012 12:27 am

Education experts discuss IPS reform

IPS Superintendent Eugene White and David Harris, founder and CEO of the Mind Trust, offered analyses of the specific problems affecting IPS, and which reforms would solve those problems.

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