Morning Bell: Quality Over Quantity At USI?
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The University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.
USI freshman class is smaller, but smarter – It’s an intentional shift in focus away from admissions quantity toward admissions quality, staff at the Evansville campus say. Evansville Courier & Press
‘Unknowns’ abound in teacher evaluations – ”Indiana teachers have many questions and concerns about a new evaluation system that places them in one of four categories — from highly effective to ineffective — and also determines whether they receive a pay raise.” Terre Haute Tribune Star
Bus crunch sends Gary students to the sidewalks as they walk to school – Faced with deep budget cuts, the school district pared down its transportation budget to about $5 million… In the past six years, the district has cut $40 million from its budget.” Gary Post-Tribune
Teachers with advanced degrees: good for elite schools, bad for the rest of us? – “Daniels and Superintendent Tony Bennett pushed through the legislature a teacher compensation law that devalues the advanced degrees that Daniels’ teachers possessed.” School Matters
An Art Teacher Explains Why Class Size Matters – A teacher explains, “As classroom size increased I ran into basic density challenges.” Diane Ravitch’s Blog