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Southern Wells

Let the testing begin

Wells students to start ISTEP+ this week

Wells graduation rates better than state’s

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

‘We need welders’

‘We need welders’

Area high schools will offer certified training

Waxing historically

Waxing historically

Sixth grade students took part in the elementary school’s Wax Museum

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.

Water woes will cost Southern Wells big bucks

Water, while safe, has arsenic in it and the campus’ sewage treatment plant is failing. Connecting to Montpelier is an option.

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.

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.

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.

Warming up to a better breakfast

Warming up to a better breakfast

Southern Wells students sample some options for the first meal of the day

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.

‘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.

Kids grow up so fast

Kids grow up so fast

Old People Day

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.

They love retirement

They love retirement

Former Ossian Elementary teachers meet monthly to keep friendships going

SW board holds a work session

Southern Wells schools leaders outlined plans Monday for many needed projects.

Even more testing, done even sooner?

Educators unsure of IREAD tests for second-graders

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