Monday, December 11, 2017

Educators asking for testing and funding revisions

By MATTHEW  LeBLANC Leaders of local schools are urging Indiana lawmakers to consider changes to state testing and the way schools are funded when the...

Ambassador of music

Jim Bueter, band director at Bluffton High School and Bluffton-Harrison Middle School, is a busy man once the school year ...

BHMSD considers buying propane school buses

Making the switch to propane to fuel the school district’s buses could provide some savings for the Bluffton ...

Panel offers its suggestions to replace ISTEP

That’s as he and other members of a panel issued broad recommendations Tuesday to state lawmakers, ending a ...

Deadline looms for ISTEP replacement

Click here to see the complete plan for ISTEP replacement By MATTHEW LeBLANC A local educator has joined with seven other members of a state panel...

ISTEP scores dropped here, statewide

Click here to see ISTEP+ scores By MATTHEW LeBLANC Two of Wells County’s three public school districts saw students’ scores on the 2016 ISTEP+ drop for...

Bluffton schools 2017-18 calendar set; fall break included

At the same time, district leaders made public results of a recent survey showing wide support for a week-long fall break in October ...

Schools’ A-F grades causing problems for evaluations

You might have heard this one before: The state is facing problems with ISTEP+ data and A-F grades for Indiana ...

Laux works toward his Eagle Scout distinction

At just 14 years old, Michael Laux has already spent most of his life working to help others ...

Teacher of the Year

Lori Williamson, back row, second from right, was named the Bluffton-Harrison Metropolitan School District’s Teacher of the Year on Friday morning. Her kindergarten class...