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"This I Believe": Lost in Conversation

Mar 5, 2019
Author: Amanda Kirchner (Twin Lakes HS)
Rachel Lattimore

I believe in conversation – deep, thoughtful, purposeful conversation. Whether it’s in physics about the thermodynamics at play when I grab a glass of ice water, at home going over college plans with my mom, or in the newspaper room debating my advisor on the latest controversial topic in the news cycle, each conversation I’m part of expands my worldview.

"This I Believe": Lost in Conversation

Mar 5, 2019
Author: Amanda Kirchner (Twin Lakes HS)
Rachel Lattimore

I believe in conversation – deep, thoughtful, purposeful conversation. Whether it’s in physics about the thermodynamics at play when I grab a glass of ice water, at home going over college plans with my mom, or in the newspaper room debating my advisor on the latest controversial topic in the news cycle, each conversation I’m part of expands my worldview.

Shelly Fitzgerald, the guidance counselor placed on paid administrative leave from Roncalli High School after her marriage to a woman became public, has filed a second discrimination charge against the school.

"This I Believe": Science of Today

Mar 4, 2019
Author: Amanda Kirchner (Twin Lakes HS)
Rachel Lattimore

Science of Today 

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

A Friday discussion about the possibility Purdue University might mandate passage of a civics exam to graduate came to few conclusions, except that the existing national citizenship test seems ill-suited for the job President Mitch Daniels wants done.

Hundreds of school professionals met in Bloomington this week to focus on how they educate children – including their emotional and social needs – and organizers say the efforts could help Indiana make progress on key education issues.

The school district that authorizes two of the state’s virtual charter schools says hundreds of the enrolled students haven’t earned credits or submitted course work, and is making moves to revoke their charters.

Social, Emotional Learning Focus Of New Program

Feb 21, 2019
Fifth grade girls at Floro Torrence School in Indianapolis will participate in the pilot program. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Across the state, a growing number of school systems are adding mental health resources through social and emotional learning.  Two Indianapolis schools recently launced a new pilot program that addresses these needs. 

House Republicans are proposing a budget with modest funding increases for schools, as well as some additional dollars they say should go to educators, but advocates say it still isn’t enough for meaningful boosts to teacher pay.

Governor Announces Teacher Pay Commission Members

Feb 12, 2019

A new state task force will study how Indiana can make teacher pay competitive with surrounding states. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced members for his Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission Tuesday.

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