Eastern Pulaski Schools Seeking Additional Opportunities for Students

The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation is looking to develop and fund alternative education opportunities for students.

During Monday night’s School Board meeting, Eastern Pulaski board members considered an Early Entrance/Developmental Kindergarten program. The area has an underserved population of children who may need additional socialization skills.
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Child Abuse Prevention Requires Education

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and a local advocacy group is hoping to bring attention to the issue in Starke County.

Members of the local group Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) say they’re hosting a candlelight vigil at the end of April to help provide information to community members about the issue.
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Eastern Pulaski School Board Tables Renovation Contracts

Some additional time to think is what the Eastern Pulaski School Board needs when it comes to the cost of school renovations.

A multi-million dollar renovation is being undertaken of the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation’s elementary school and middle/high school. Project designs were finalized some time ago, but making an official hire for the project has hit a bit of a snag.
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Separate Incidents May Have Spurred School Lockdown and Arrest

Knox Elementary SchoolAn incident that locked down Knox Community Elementary School may not have been the same incident that led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Knox man.

Police were called to the area of 1 Redskin Trail around 7:45 Tuesday morning over reports of a man making threats to harm individuals at Knox Community High School.
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Culver School Board Approves Library Board Appointment

Culver Community School CorporationThe Culver School Board has decided to move forward with a regular position appointment.

The school corporation in Culver holds a seat on the Monterey-Tippecanoe Township Public Library Board. Christine Sellers has held the seat previously. Her term on the Library Board expired in early March.
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After School Organization Looking To Generate Funds for Youth Programs (Mon)

A local after school program is looking to raise a bit of money later this spring.

The Starke County Youth Club’s 8th Annual RadioThon will be held May 1st. The organization – which launched in 2001 – provides a range of activities, including healthy eating and possibly taking students on field trips.
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Ritz Touts Reading in Education, Criticizes Standardized Assessments

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz

One of Indiana’s most staunch advocates for public education ventured to Plymouth on Thursday.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz was the invited guest speaker at the Marshall County Reading Council’s spring banquet. Between promoting several of her initiatives in elective office, Ritz took time to criticize the way standardized tests are being utilized, as well as their effect on student learning.
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Culver To Provide Certain Services Otherwise Handled by JESSE Cooperative

Culver Community School CorporationThe Culver School Corporation will be making a few changes to its cooperative agreements.

At their school board meeting this week, members approved the Superintendent’s request to discontinue certain services with the JESSE cooperative. JESSE includes about 9 schools working together on certain services.
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Culver Schools Moving To Fee Collection Service

Culver Community School CorporationThe Culver School Corporation could soon be employing some collection services.

During last night’s Culver School Board meeting, members reviewed information about textbook rental fees. Culver has not used a collection agency in the past, but officials say they intend to make the switch.
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Ancilla College Provides New Features With Website Launch

Ancilla College NEWA local college is hoping the launch of a new website will help attract potential students.

Ancilla College says they published the site this week, and made mention of the features visitors will be able to take advantage of while online. The website is considered responsive across all browsers and devices; meaning visitors can access the website on their mobile devices.
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Eastern Pulaski Schools Plans Technology Upgrades

The Eastern Pulaski School Corporation could soon be cleaning up some of its technology on campus.

Due to the extensive renovations and improvements being considered in Eastern Pulaski, cabling being run through the ceilings will be removed with new cabling replacing the former infrastructure. Because of this, Eastern Pulaski Schools will be upgrading their phone system.
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Winter Storms Briefly Delay ISTEP Testing In Local Schools

Winter weather occurring earlier this week affected schools in more ways than canceling classes.

The wintry mix that descended on the area also delayed ISTEP testing for several schools. The ISTEP test has been discussed for some time in the General Assembly with reforms to the test approved by lawmakers.
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Culver Schools Find Enrollment Estimates Inaccurate, Affecting Funding

Culver Community School CorporationEstimates under Indiana’s proposed school funding formula have Culver schools taking a hit on revenue.

Representatives of the school corporation were invited to the statehouse for the third reading of House Bill 1001 in February. That bill deals with the state’s biennial budget, but includes allocations for education.
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