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  • By Sally Mahan Kokomo Tribune

State officials approved a plan Wednesday put forth by the Kokomo School Corporation to restructure Pettit Park Elementary, Bon Air Elementary and Bon Air Middle schools due to their continued lack of academic achievement.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: The following students were recognized as April Students of the Month, from left, Northwestern Middle School, Christian Allen, son of Dawn Beck and James Allen; Howard Elementrary School, Olivia Shannonhouse, daughter of Josh and Brittany Shannonhouse; and Northwestern…

Franklin College's chapter of Order of Omega, the Greek honorary society, inducted new members on April 2. Recently initiated members include Brittny Balog, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, and the daughter of Frank and Jennifer Balog of Kokomo; Jonathan Ross, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and…

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A record number of students are on track to graduate from The Crossing this year, said Paul Wyman, The Crossing’s board president and Howard County Commissioner, on Thursday at the school’s annual banquet held at Bel Air Events.

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The Kokomo Tribune's annual Youth to Watch scholarship program was held at Rossi's Catering Continental Ballroom on Wednesday. The program honors the area's outstanding high school seniors who show great promise. 

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  • By Sally Mahan Kokomo Tribune

Kokomo public schools are not making the grade, according to the state's recently released 2017 Annual Performance Reports.

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Robert Cox has been to a lot of places and seen a lot of cool things – and he and Jeramie Dodd want to share them with Kokomo.

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The director of Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security, Bryan Langley, knows the importance of recognizing the extensive service volunteers provide in responding to public emergencies – natural and manmade. He knows how important it is to recruit those volunteers and he knows how importan…

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Winter Guard competition: The Northwestern Winter Guard placed third in their round and was seventh overall all out of 26 other schools March 10 at Decatur Central High School. Only the top 12 guards advanced to State Finals, which took place on March 17. The Northwestern Winter Guard placed…

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Forming a semi-circle on the courtyard lawn of Northwestern High School in Kokomo, more than 50 students gathered to honor the 17 lives taken during the Parkland, Fla., mass shooting on Feb. 14.

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The house was packed at the Howard County Music Festival Wednesday evening with parents and supporters of the hundreds of teens who performed at the annual event.

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Former Kokomo resident Amanda Bagwell-Chase, a third-year student at Valparaiso University Law School, has been named one of the “Law Students of the Year” by The National Jurist, a leading news source for legal education.

As a part of the fifth annual Teacher’s Rock campaign, 10 teachers at Lewis Cass Elementary School received supply pack donations filled with pencils, pens, dry erase markers, erasers, glue, paper, tissue boxes, sticky notes and more from employees at the local TCC store in Kokomo, located a…

One hundred fifty-seven Indiana University Kokomo students earned degrees in December 2017. Those earning degrees include:

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  • By Caele Pemberton Kokomo Tribune

Between the art projects and the math problems, each Wednesday may seem like a typical school day for a small group of Maple Crest Middle School students. But there’s something new that makes each Wednesday unique: the bunnies.

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Enrollment for On My Way Pre-K for August will open March 1. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until all 100 spots are filled.

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Two local high schools were recognized as four-star schools this week by the Indiana Department of Education.

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  • By Caele Pemberton Kokomo Tribune

Every child is special and unique, and that's the message two second-grade classrooms at Northwestern Elementary School heard recently.

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  • By Caele Pemberton Kokomo Tribune

After 20 years of working for the Maconaquah School Corporation, James Callane is preparing to lead it.

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  • By Caele Pemberton Kokomo Tribune

Local educators are disappointed and scrambling for a solution after the news there is no sponsor for a regional spelling bee this year.

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