Morning Bell: Contributions For Bennett Continue To Roll In From Out Of State
Campaign donations continue to come in from out of state for Indiana's Superintendent for Public Instruction Tony Bennett, who is running for re-election against Glenda Ritz.
Another hedge-fund manager for Bennett – “Today’s example: A campaign donation of $25,000 to Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett from Anne Griffin of Chicago. Who’s she? Anne Dias Griffin is the French-born head of Aragon Global Management, reportedly one of the largest hedge funds run by a woman.” Schools Matter
Voucher transparency in the Hoosier State – “As with most voucher and tax-credit-scholarship programs, relatively few private schools in Indiana rely on the program for most of their revenues; most students pay privately. But, outside Indiana, we have little evidence of student performance at those private schools that rely heavily on voucher revenue.” (The folks over at the Fordham Institute add some national context to our reporting on how Indiana private schools receiving state voucher dollars fared on the ISTEP+.) Choice Words
Chesterton teacher takes notes; Scribbleband keeps wrists clean – “Bare body parts became message boards for math tests, homework assignments, and practices. Their habit left an indelible mark on Bullock, as well. While fishing one day last year, he got hooked on an idea. It resulted in the creation of the Scribbleband, a colorful silicone wristband that can be written on and erased.” Gary Post-Tribune
Students envision how things work by ‘reverse engineering’ at ISU camp – “Each day at the week-long camp, they attend five classes in which they take apart old machines and create new ones, learn about magnets, study inventors, play action/adventure games and stage their own ‘show’ in which they invent gadgets that help solve viewer challenges.” Terre Haute Tribune-Star
Purdue eyes lessons from Penn State – “Purdue University officials are studying the reported failures of Penn State officials to act on evidence of sexual abuse as means to improve safety practices on the West Lafayette campus.” Lafayette Journal and Courier