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Let the testing begin

Wells students to start ISTEP+ this week

Drums and cymbals

Drums and cymbals

Drums and cymbals

Wells graduation rates better than state’s

High school graduation rates in Wells County again have exceeded the state average.

E-learning’s challenges

NWCS discusses system that may make snow days obsolete

‘We need welders’

‘We need welders’

Area high schools will offer certified training

Schools emphasize flexibility in ISTEP+ planning

Indiana schools have instructions from state education officials on how to administer the ISTEP+ exam, just days before students can begin taking the test.

Proposed budget could give a funding boost to schools

Each of Wells County’s three public school districts would see funding increases under a proposed two-year state budget.

ISTEP administrators say server capacity boosted

A company that administers the state’s ISTEP+ test has increased server capacity ahead of the upcoming exam, after a test run of the system last week led to problems locally and throughout Indiana.

Knights claim sectional crown

Knights claim sectional crown

Knights claim sectional crown

School grades, ISTEP+ will stay linked

Despite a refusal by the State Board of Education to consider suspending education accountability, the idea seems unlikely to fade away.

‘A sense of security’

‘A sense of security’

Lancaster students make blankets for police for victims of accidents, crimes

State school board could defer grades

The State Board of Education will consider a measure to suspend education accountability for one year.

Local schools on the lookout for measles

Health and schools officials in Wells County will continue to monitor cases of measles that have sickened people in 17 states and Washington, D.C.

Local schools await ISTEP+ instructions

Wells County educators say it is unclear how a move by Gov. Mike Pence to seek cuts in testing time for the state’s ISTEP+ exam might affect their plans for the test.

‘It’s a learning gadget’

‘It’s a learning gadget’

Lancaster Central school raising funds for more Spheros

‘There are kids not getting enough food’

‘There are kids not getting enough food’

Program that provides food for Wells County students for the weekend is cash-strapped

Long ISTEP test worries area educators

Area educators say they are concerned about a move by state officials to lengthen this year’s ISTEP test and an accompanying practice exam.

NWCS frets loss of state funds

School districts in Wells County could lose thousands of dollars over the next few years due to proposed changes to the state’s funding formula for career and technical education, Northern Wells Community Schools...

NWCS committee likes ‘e-learning’

Snow days could be replaced by online time

Pre-K program funding support grows

Support is growing for state-funded pre-kindergarten programs across the country, according to a new report released this month.

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