Study: Poverty drove learning loss
"A new analysis of so-called learning loss in Indiana schools tells a familiar story: Students in high-poverty schools have seen the biggest declines in test scores since the COVID-19 pandemic...a significant correlation between learning loss and the percentage of students who qualified for free or reduced-price meals, a measure of poverty"
Michael Hicks: By 2021, Indiana's cuts to higher education reached almost $600M a year. Meanwhile, Mississippi was bumping their higher ed spending by $750M a year.
Within ten years, Indiana will be a poorer and less well-educated state than Mississippi.
Chronic absenteeism reflects COVID’s harm
"One in five Indiana K-12 students were chronically absent from school in 2022-23...The rate was down from the previous year, but only slightly.
"It’s no surprise that chronic absenteeism nearly doubled in Indiana during the COVID-19 pandemic, when illness, quarantines and caution kept many students home. But the slow rebound in attendance suggests missing school has become the new normal."
Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville received a 5-year extension to its operating charter from Grace Charters LLC, a nonprofit formed by Grace College and Theological Seminary to authorize charter schools, which are publicly funded and privately operated. The board met on the Grace College campus in Winona Lake, Indiana, nearly 200 miles from Ellettsville.