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New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

Leslie Huang

September 20, 2019

Known by some as the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest,” Carmel has been named time and time again as one of the safest places to live in America, most recently in August 2019. According to AreaVibes, Carmel’s crime rate is 72% lower than the national average. Despite numerous credentials proving ...

Following appointment of new committee leader Jeff Raatz, officials consider effect of government on schools, anticipate future changes

Lillian He

December 13, 2018

On Nov. 9, Sen. Dennis Kruse stepped down from his role as the leader of the education committee in the Indiana Senate, a position he held for 10 years. His successor Sen. Jeff Raatz plans to continue the majority of the policies that Kruse pushed for but also has goals of his own. Raatz said via e...

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Will Our Education System Be a Good Apple or a Bad One?: What could Betsy DeVos’s leadership mean for a school district like Carmel’s?

Carson TerBush

March 17, 2017

On Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman, has sparked controversy among educators and politicians alike. Erin Odya, human anatomy and physiology teacher, said she strongly disagrees ...

School board to have workshop on new literacy standards

School board to have workshop on new literacy standards

Beats

October 7, 2012

On Oct. 8, school board members will attend a workshop session to explain the district’s new literacy curriculum. According to school board president Layla Spanenberg, the district is in the process of aligning its curriculum to the national Common Core State Standards. “Indiana adopted the standa...