Morning Bell: Fort Wayne Gets Laptops, ‘Grumbling’ About A-F Grades
Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana
Evansville high school students use netbooks in their class. Fort Wayne has just approved the purchase of 300 laptops for its special ed teachers.
FWCS plans to buy 300 laptops – ”The Fort Wayne Community Schools board unanimously approved the purchase of 300 laptops for special education teachers totaling about $265,000, including software licenses and preparation services.” Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
New A to F grades off to a bumpy start – Scott Elliott: “I’ve heard a good bit of grumbling from school folks that the process of getting, reviewing, refining and reporting the data that determines the grades has been pretty onerous.” We noted delays in the process the other day, too. Indy Star
OPINION: Hoosier GOP pursuing its version of American Dream – ”The Republicans’ ‘American dream’ plan calls for, among other things, promoting early childhood education and increasing accessibility to higher education. The devil will be in the details. What does “promote” mean? No definitive word yet on that.” CNHI Op-Ed
Shaking Down College Students and Their Parents for Money: What the Crackdown on Drinking on College Campuses is All About – Referring to this story we put in yesterday’s Morning Bell… ”The crackdown on underage drinking is not about the safety of the young men and women who attend our state’s universities. Rather it is all about money.” Ogden on Politics
Reduced assessments cut into new Duneland school revenue – ”A widespread drop in property assessments has caused the Duneland School Corp. to scale back on the additional revenue it expects to collect as a result of this year’s referendum.” Times of Northwest Indiana