A national report card for emergency preparedness ranks Indiana among the least prepared states when it comes to emergency plans for schools and child care facilities. The state does not meet half of the minimum standards for addressing natural and manmade emergencies
Indiana Congressional leaders joined Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Wednesday, in touring a local high school and work sites around Indianapolis. The trip aimed at seeing how students are developing career skills and applying them for in-demand jobs.
Increasingly around the state and country, the first day of school is getting earlier. Some districts starting the first week of August. Research supports earlier start dates, saying it increases student retention. But, this absence of free time for students during traditional summer months can affect seasonal businesses.
The Indiana Department of Education has reached a $3 million settlement with test vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill, after technological glitches interrupted state standardized ISTEP tests in the 2012-13 school year.
Last week, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced a plan that would give 1,300 low-income students access to preschool. Wednesday, he and Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee visited preschool students to see the impact of enrolling before kindergarten.