Indiana’s asking to extend deadline on dual credit courses

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is seeking a deadline extension for new credentialing standards requiring most of the state’s dual credit teachers to earn additional college credit.

New deadline could be set for dual credit rules

A regional accreditation agency could grant a reprieve to state and local educators worried that a 2017 deadline for new requirements for teachers of dual credit courses would gut efforts in Indiana to offer college...

NWCS OKs calendar, with school starting Aug. 9

School board members on Tuesday signed off on a 2016-17 calendar that includes a one-week fall break and calls for Northern Wells Community Schools students to return to class Aug. 9.

ISTEP: ‘Re-score,’ uncertainty, and irritation for everybody

Late last week, the Indiana Department of Education began releasing students’ scores on the state’s standardized test, the ISTEP+.

Veterans Day 2015

Veterans Day 2015

Members of the American Legion color guard — from left, Bruce Shocky, Rick Murphy, Bill Duncan, Rodger Popplewell, and Craig Mann

Will new diplomas = new teachers? It’s a possibility

When proposals for three new diplomas were brought to the state for review earlier this year, principals in Wells County and across the state expressed concern.

ISTEP+ scores ready Monday

Parents will have their childrens’ ISTEP+ scores Monday, a spokeswoman for the Indiana Department of Education said Friday.

Local schools to host Veterans Day events

Schools in each of Wells County’s three school districts have Veterans Day programs planned for Wednesday.

NWCS board OKs salary increases

Board members on Tuesday approved raises for Northern Wells Community Schools administrators and other employees.

Bands from Norwell and Bluffton fall short of finals

The bands from Norwell and Bluffton high schools went home from their respective semi-state competitions empty-handed Saturday.

After-school assistance

After-school assistance

New effort aims to help students

Area educators brace for ISTEP+ bad news

Local educators are waiting for more information following Gov. Mike Pence’s pledge this week to ensure the state’s teachers aren’t hurt by what experts say will be a significant drop in standardized test scores.

Norwell, Bluffton bands in semi-state events Saturday

The Norwell Marching Knights and the Bluffton Bengal Brigade will take part in Saturday’s semi-state competition of the Indiana State School Music Association’s marching band competition.

Prosecutor at Norwell, talking about sexting

Prosecutor at Norwell, talking about sexting

The message from Wells County Prosecuting Attorney Andy Carnall to Norwell High School students Monday was unmistakable.

Schools find alternatives at agreement’s end

Bluffton, Norwell now running their own ‘alternative’ schools, and they’re doing well

Northern Wells board sends on $24.7M budget

School budgets: Northern Wells

Forever 18

Forever 18

The group gathered in Elm Grove Cemetery under a partly cloudy July sky, waiting for the balloons.

‘My son, my love, is gone forever’

‘My son, my love, is gone forever’

She heard her son died fast and didn’t suffer, but now she’s suffering without him.

Dual credit classes may be sidelined

A boost in teacher requirements will make it tougher to offer college courses to area high school students

New regulations for Head Start program may mean problems

A proposal to expand the federal Head Start program is drawing concern from providers.

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