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A board member with the Northwestern School Corp. has filed a lawsuit against the school district, claiming he was wrongly denied a lucrative school bus contract.

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After years of hard work, practice and determination, Western High School senior Madelyn Kunkle will have the opportunity to do what most other musicians only dream of: play at Carnegie Hall in the Big Apple.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Unfunded and increasing training mandates for teachers in recent years have been a growing concern for schools, but bills before the Indiana General Assembly would provide greater flexibility and ease what some describe as over-regulation.

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and GOP legislative leaders are backing a one-year delay in using the student results from the spring 2019 ILEARN exam so they don’t hurt teacher evaluations or school/district evaluations.

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On a a 12-by-12 field, four teams readied their robots to compete in a qualifying match. The two-and-a-half minute match objective was for the robots to maneuver around obstacles, pick up blocks and place them on a pad.

INDIANAPOLIS– From a Senate news conference demanding action to a flurry of House amendments to force votes, Democratic lawmakers pushed last week for ways to boost funding for teachers, health care and other priorities.

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TIPTON – The Tipton County Foundation has awarded $15,000 to Tipton High School to buy cardio machines for its recently renovated weight room in a move that officials say will encourage female students to use the workout space.

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INDIANAPOLIS— For the second year in a row, State Sen. Dennis Kruse is seeking to enact a law requiring the national motto “In God We Trust” to be plastered in large letters of Indiana public schools.

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Glitz and Glam is setting sail for adventure as the Taylor High School show choir group is scheduled to perform for Carnival Cruise Line passengers on an upcoming voyage.

Ivy Tech Kokomo sets first high school biological science fair

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series on the top local stories in 2019. Today: Education.

Northwestern names students of the month

Actor and author Hill Harper will serve as the keynote speaker for Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo’s 16th annual “Doing the Dream” programs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Harper will speak at the event’s annual community banquet Jan. 23 and at a student convocation Jan. 24.

TERRE HAUTE – In the November election, the pass rate for school referendums statewide was the lowest since November 2014, prompting one expert in Indiana tax policy to ponder whether it’s a blip or a new trend.

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Reindeer reign supreme as Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight announced Judah Kincaid as the winner the annual Christmas card contest.

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Several thousand teachers wearing red rallied at the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday to call for better pay and more respect from the state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school districts for the day.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Several thousand teachers are set to descend on the Indiana Statehouse to push for further increasing teacher pay, although top Republicans are throwing cold water on the prospect of more state money for schools in the coming year.

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Northwestern School Corporation and the teachers’ association collectively reached an agreement that school officials say is the largest settlement in school history for the teaching staff, who will see a salary increase of 6.3% on average in the first year of the contract.

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Students of Central Middle International School came together to honor those who have served at this year’s Veterans Day program.

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The Miami County Council and Board of Commissioners have approved $50,000 to help pay for new classrooms and labs in Ivy Tech Kokomo’s mechanical engineering technology program as part of the $43-million campus-wide renovation project.

Community college can be the perfect next step for a high school senior – offering a chance for academic success and an important transition time, whether that senior is looking for a launching pad for a great career or an opportunity to smoothly transfer to a four-year university.

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