A new way to track student growth in Indiana PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 February 2010 00:00
    In an era when high-stakes accountability is at the forefront of education, often schools are judged on which students are proficient and which are not, leaving the measurement of student growth out of the equation completely.
    But with the recent submission of Fast Forward, Indiana’s Race to the Top plan, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett proudly announced recently the Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE) creation of the Indiana Growth Model. 
    The model, detailed within the Fast Forward plan, will allow Indiana schools to keep score on student progress and provide meaningful data to drive curriculum and classroom instruction. After two years of study, Indiana has identified the Student Growth Percentile method as the best option for Indiana’s students, parents and schools.
    “This model has been a long time coming for this state and our schools. We owe Dr. Suellen Reed many thanks for her initial work on this project,” Bennett said. “For the first time, measuring growth will allow us to focus on the outputs of education, and we will be able to see how much progress students around Indiana make, not just how many more students pass the test.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 14:50
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Minority and women-owned businesses connect at 11th annual Minority & Women Business Owners Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 February 2010 00:00


    On March 18, nearly 500 business owners and 100 exhibitors will gather at Horseshoe Southern Indiana for the 11th annual Minority & Women Business Owners Conference sponsored by One Southern Indiana. Attendees are expected to arrive from throughout Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Unlike any event in this region, the conference is open to all business owners and targets certified, disadvantaged, and veteran-owned entities as well as those seeking to do business with these certified business groups. Business owners interested in learning more about becoming certified by an accrediting agency are also encouraged to attend.
    The conference features a full range of conference activity beginning at 8 a.m. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, exhibitors, and a selection of six workshops including social networking, strategic planning, leadership, branding and marketing, wellness and stress relief, and sales success.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 15:58
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High speed chase leads to arrest, two suspects remain on the run PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Thursday, 11 February 2010 00:00
       A Pekin man was arrested and two other suspects are on the lose following a high speed chase Feb. 10 in Harrison County.
    According to a news release from the Indiana State Police, a trooper patrolling State Road 135 near Corydon attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a gold 1996 Ford Ranger for unsafe lane movement.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2010 14:37
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High speed chase leads to arrest PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 February 2010 00:00
    A 19-year-old Laconia man, Austin Ryan George, was arrested and charged with resisting law enforcement following a high-speed chase Feb. 2.
    George was initially clocked at more than 120 mph on SR 135 in Harrison County and at Indiana State Trooper Mark Strange's attempt to stop him for that violation he attempted to flee.
    George lost control of his vehicle and went off of the road when trying to take a side road to get away.
    In addition to being charged with resisting Law enforcement with a vehicle, George also faces charges of criminal recklessness, reckless driving and minor in possession of alcohol.
    George was incarcerated in the Harrison County Jail.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 10:25
 
Sectional pairings announced for girls' basketball tournament PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 00:00
    The Indiana High School Athletic Association released pairings for the 35th annual tournament Monday (February 1).
    The tournament gets underway with sectional play on Tuesday, February 9.
    Class 4A
    Two sectionals that have the state buzzing are Class 4 A Sectional 15 at Floyd Central and Class 2A Sectional 47 at Brownstown Central.
    In the 4A sectional at Floyd, the host Lady Highlanders open with a game against Jennings County.
    The winner of that game will face Jeffersonville, who received a first-round bye.
    The potential Floyd-Jeff semi-final will be a battle of top 10 teams.
    It will also be a rematch of a classic overtime battle the two competed in on Dec. xx.
    The Lady Highlanders won that contest xx-xx.
    New Albany also received a bye. They will play the winner of the Bedford North Lawrence-Seymour game in the semifinals.
    The sectional championship will be February 13.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 10:27
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