Morning Bell: How Indiana Might Beef Up High School Seniors’ Year
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High school students at graduation.
Legislative panel panel eyes new approach for Indiana high school seniors – No more senioritis… “Under a plan supported by some key education reformers, the last year of high school could be spent earning college credits, training for a vocation, or taking intensive remediation courses to become college- or career-ready. Such a plan might make it tougher to get a high school diploma, but supporters of the idea say students would graduate better prepared for the training they need to land a good job — and ultimately help boost Indiana’s economy.” Indiana Economic Digest
Opinion: Like other professionals, teachers need evaluations – ”I cannot believe that more than a small group of teachers honestly feel that performance evaluations are misguided. Most must realize that test scores and other metrics of child performance must be part of that evaluation.” Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
FWCS budget calls for property tax increase – “Taxpayers residing in Fort Wayne Community Schools district will see an increase of 3.2 percent, or about $33 per year for a $100,000 home, to their property tax bill for 2013, according to the district’s budget presentation Monday evening.” Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
EVSC’s Virtual Academy offers online option for students – “The EVSC Virtual Academy offers courses to students for a variety of reasons — credit recovery, credit advancement to graduate early, additional courses not offered in school because of a schedule conflict and grade replacement. Students are scheduled to complete classes in nine to 12 weeks. “ Evansville Courier & Press