IDOE Announces Latest 'Promising Practices'

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Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz

The Indiana Department of Education has recognized 19 schools to be added to its Promising Practices initiative. The project will ultimately feature 200 student-centered programs that provide a promising learning environment as a way to celebrate Indiana's bicentennial.

The IDOE announced the first ten Promising Practices last month. New programs will be added to the list each month throughout the year. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said the goal is to highlight best practices so other schools can use them as a model.

"We want to spread the word," said Ritz. "We want to say 'Hey, contact this school if you want to find out more about it.' We want parents to know. We really want to advertise that we got some great things going on in our schools."

This month's Promising Practices include:

  • Lakeview Middle School - Warsaw Schools:  Climate & Culture
  • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation:  Data-Driven Decision Making
  • McGary Middle School - Evansville Vanderburgh Schools:  Family & Community Engagement
  • Wayne Township Preschool:  Student-Centered Practices
  • Warren Township Early Childhood Center:  Student-Centered Programs
  • Allen Elementary School - Marion Community Schools:  Climate & Culture
  • Loogootee High School - Loogootee Community Schools:  Student-Centered Programs
  • Milford School - Wawasee Community Schools:  Family & Community Engagement
  • Bunker Hill Elementary School - Franklin Township Community Schools:  Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Delphi Community Schools:  Research-based practices
  • Green Valley Elementary School - New Albany-Floyd County Schools: Data-driven Decision Making
  • Judge Haynes Elementary School - Jay Schools: Student-centered Programs
  • William F. Loper Elementary School - Shelby Central Schools: Wrap-Around Services
  • Mary Beck Elementary School - Elkhart Community Schools: Student-Centered Programs
  • McCulloch Jr High School - Marion Community Schools: Student-Centered Programs
  • Murdock Elementary - Lafayette: Data-Driven Decision Making
  • MSD of Pike Township: Family and Community Engagement
  • Sharon Elementary School - Warrick School Corporation: Family and Community Engagement
  • Tippecanoe School Corporation: Wrap-Around Services

Click here to learn more about the Promising Practices Initiative.

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