4/14/2014 9:24:08 PMEnrollment at South Vermillion schools is declining and leaders are looking at ways to attract businesses and families to the community to help save the schools.
4/11/2014 6:27:46 PMA few Terre Haute South High School graduates are back in town to be honored for their post-secondary accomplishments.
4/9/2014 11:24:49 PMThe Indiana State Board of Education discussed recently released data about teacher evaluation results at its monthly meeting. Some board members are concerned about the results.
3/27/2014 4:11:29 PMSchool job fairs are once again back in season, but this year, there's some good news for grads and others in the hunt - more employers are looking to hire. Employers also say the best way to stand out in the crowd is just be prepared: have copies of your resume to hand out, know the answers to some application questions, make eye contact, shake hands, and look the part. Ivy Tech's Greencastle campus is hosting its annual job fair on April 16. It's at 915 South Zinc Mill Road from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. It's open to all students, alumni and the general public.
3/22/2014 4:49:06 PMIt was the 92nd annual Ring Ceremony at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. The school recognized 81 campus, online, and graduate students who are entering their final year at the Woods. The ceremony dates back to 1922. Each ring is inscribed with a Latin saying that means "virtue with knowledge united."
3/22/2014 4:46:04 PMChancellor Ann Valentine has announced she's leaving the college at the end of the school year. Valentine took over that top spot in 2011. During her tenure, Ivy Tech of the Wabash Valley improved its student retention rate to its highest level. Valentine says she's pursing other opportunities in higher ed. Her last day is May 15.
3/21/2014 4:14:27 PMIn the Hoosier State, more than 30 percent of kids are considered overweight or obese. That's why the national school lunch program is upping efforts on healthy eating. Kids get more than half of their calories from the cafeteria. Now that a lot of what's on the plate has changed, leaders are looking behind the menu of school lunches. Looking down the road, it's all about freshness. Officials want to add a salad bar and a self-serve fresh fruit and vegetable table.
3/12/2014 10:40:15 PMThe Indiana State Board of Education has extended the testing window for the multiple choice portion of the ISTEP and I-MAST test. Now, IMAST should be complete by May 9 and ISTEP needs to be finished by May 13.
3/11/2014 3:51:43 PMExperts say the most important thing is ignore past problems -- like last year's glitches. Remember - it's just a test! If you're nervous, that'll pass on to your kids. Just keep them calm, avoid anything else that makes them anxious - and extra encouragement goes a long way.
2/26/2014 8:07:26 PMSchool days for students in North Vermillion will be 45 minutes longer beginning on March 3. The extended days will help make up for several snow days.
2/26/2014 4:40:52 PMAll three Vigo County high schools have a few new classmates - simulated babies that are pretty close to the real thing. It's a way to show teens the responsibility of parenthood. The students also have in-class demonstrations with drug-addicted babies and shaken babies, showing the severity - even fatal consequences. The babies and all their accessories are each about $800.
2/24/2014 9:32:54 PMSchool leaders presented a plan to renovate Hoosier Prairie Elementary at Monday's school board meeting. The elementary is the last open-concept school in the district.
2/19/2014 6:41:58 AMCollege Goal Sunday Information for February 19, 2014
2/14/2014 6:34:00 AMEducators are wrapping up a two-day worktable as they look for the best best academic guidelines for all Hoosier classrooms.
2/13/2014 4:01:00 PMWe've heard many stories about high unemployment and millions still searching for jobs, but a recent study revealed that almost 50-percent of employers are having trouble filling open positions, especially when it comes to jobs in skilled labor. A Valley school is trying to help bridge that gap though. At the Lake Land Community College Campus in Marshall, Illinois, ten students are studying in a highly specialized class; one that will earn them a certificate, college credentials, and a set of skills that businesses around the world - and right here in the Wabash Valley - are looking for.
2/7/2014 3:50:24 PMTecumseh-Harrison Elementary off lock down after a wanted man fled from police and tried to enter the school. The man has been arrested.
1/31/2014 5:40:49 PMThe state of Indiana is offering a second round of grant money for schools to increase security.
1/17/2014 7:47:06 AMSUSAN DECKER JOINS US FROM SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS THIS MORNING TO TALK ABOUT A MASTER OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.
1/15/2014 8:09:14 PMIndiana is offering matching grants to early childhood educations programs. The grants will be used to serve low-income children.
1/9/2014 9:17:47 PMRose-Hulman Vice President for Academic Affairs was invited by Indiana Congressman Larry Bucshon to speak at a congressional hearing about attracting STEM professionals.