State Honors 'Promising Practices' in Schools

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State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says the program helps "shed a positive light" on Indiana schools. State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says the program helps "shed a positive light" on Indiana schools.

The Indiana Department of Education has unveiled more than 20 additional "Promising Practice" programs, on its way to a total of 200 by the end of the year to celebrate the state's Bicentennial. The program recognizes innovative and high-quality education practices is schools throughout Indiana.

The Indiana Department of Education has recognized 50 Promising Practices programs to date. The department says, to be selected, programs must be student-centered and focusing on positively impacting students through activities that provide high-quality experiences and learning environments. You can find more information by clicking here.

Corporation, School, Promising Practice:

Avon Community Schools, Avon Middle School North, Reading Apprentice Writing Connections

Tippecanoe School Corporation, Battle Ground Elementary, Use of ‘We Both Read’ Books

Carmel Clay Schools, Districtwide, Teacher Support from Coaches

Carmel Clay Schools, Carmel High School, Co-Teaching to Meet Needs of Exceptional Learners

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, Cedar Hall, New Teacher Mentor Program

Logansport Community School Corporation, Columbia Elementary School, Managing Behavior…Positively

Franklin Community Schools, Creekside Elementary School, Comprehensive School Counseling

MSD Pike Township, Eagle Creek Elementary, Culturally Relevant Teaching

South Madison Community School Corporation, East Elementary, Engaging Learning through Technology “Hang Outs”

Fairfield Community Schools, Districtwide, Fair, Equitable & Transparent Teacher Evaluations

Monroe County Community School Corporation, Highland Park Elementary, Continuous Learning through eLearning

Greater Clark County Schools, Jeffersonville High School, College & Career Counseling and Pride/Work Ethic Certification

Elkhart Community Schools, Mary Beck Elementary, Co-Teaching Initiative

Mooresville Schools, Newby Memorial Elementary, Using Data to Ensure Success

Indianapolis Mayor’s Office Charter School, Paramount School of Excellence, Accessibility in STEM Education

MSD Warren Township, Stonybrook Middle School, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)

Gary Community School Corporation, Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy, Building a Culture of Celebration through PBIS Incentives

Indianapolis Public Schools, Thomas Gregg School 15, Coordinated Professional Development

Anderson Community Schools, Valley Grove Elementary, The Eight Step Process

Vigo County School Corporation, Districtwide, Math and Science Partnerships

Warrick County School Corporation, Districtwide, Inclusive Practices

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