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It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It). The importance of rock ‘n roll education.

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It). The importance of rock ‘n roll education.

perspectives

May 23, 2013

I’ll always remember the day that I finally understood music. It was Sunday, November 15, 2009 at a Bruce Springsteen concert in Milwaukee, WI. My fifth Springsteen show was nothing entirely out of the ordinary—it still stretched past three hours and was 27 songs long—but as he was wrapping up...

Superintendent evaluates RISE, prepares for transition out

Beats

May 19, 2013

According to Superintendent Jeff Swensson, the school district has finished evaluations for the first year of the new RISE standards. “I think the Carmel Clay Schools did as good a job in a first year of a completely new evaluation process as any district in the state,” he said. “We’ve learned...

The Plight of Suzy Lee: Why a senior in Pittsburgh named Suzy Lee Weiss is my hero.

The Plight of Suzy Lee: Why a senior in Pittsburgh named Suzy Lee Weiss is my hero.

perspectives

April 25, 2013

She has been hailed as whiny, bratty, fake and malevolent, but Suzy Lee Weiss is my hero. On March 30, Suzy Lee, a senior at Taylor Alldendice High School in Pittsburgh, blatantly called out college admissions offices around the country for lying to students. Her method of communication? A witty, sa...

Carmel Clay School Board identifies finalists for Superintendent positon

Carmel Clay School Board identifies finalists for Superintendent positon

Beats

March 26, 2013

According to the school board, it has identified three finalists for the open superintendent position. The finalists, Dr. Eric Ban, Dr. Bruce Hibbard and Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, were evaluated based on the Leadership Profile created from community input and were announced at the school board meeting on Monday,...

Search continues for new superintendent

Beats

March 20, 2013

At the Carmel Clay School Board meeting on March 11, the board reported on the search to find a new superintendent to replace current Superintendent Jeff Swensson, who officially retires on June 30, 2013. According to a March 11 Board Update, more than 500 people attended focus groups, forums or comple...

Superintendent continues report on Indiana legislature

Beats

February 28, 2013

At the Carmel Clay School Board Meeting on February 25, Superintendent Jeff Swensson reported on legislation currently in the Indiana State Legislature that may have an impact on the school district. The Senate passed Senate Bill 189, which relates to Performance Qualified School Designation, with a vote of 44-5, and the ...

Superintendent continues work with PQSD legislation

Beats

February 6, 2013

According to superintendent Jeff Swensson, Indiana State Senate Bill 189 concerning Performance Qualified School Designation legislation has passed through the Senate Education Committee. According to the legislation, “Performance-qualified school districts are established to provide flexibility in ...

Superintendent announces resignation, continues Performance Qualified School District legislation

Superintendent announces resignation, continues Performance Qualified School District legislation

Beats

January 15, 2013

On June 30, 2013, Superintendent Jeff Swensson will officially resign from his post. Swensson, who has been superintendent since 2010, said he will spend the remaining period of his employment working with the same energy that he has had since he started. “I love what we do (and) I will be as enthusiastic...

The upset victory of Glenda Ritz leaves students wondering when change will come

News

December 14, 2012

On the night of Nov. 6, 2012, Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction, told his supporters at Lucas Oil Stadium that he had “no regrets;” in his four years in office, Bennett accomplished quite a bit including implementing new teacher evaluations, private school vouchers...

Superintendent continues work with PQSD legislation, RISE

Superintendent continues work with PQSD legislation, RISE

Beats

December 1, 2012

According to Superintendent Jeff Swensson, all state legislator proponents of the proposed Performance Qualified School District (PQSD) legislation, including Senator Mike Delph, were reelected in the state elections on Nov. 6. “From what I hear, (there has been progress on the legislation). There...

Superintendent continues RISE transition, Performance Qualified School District legislation

Superintendent continues RISE transition, Performance Qualified School District legislation

Beats

November 10, 2012

According to Superintendent Jeff Swensson, the Carmel Clay School District is effectively implementing the state’s new RISE Standards through the program dubbed “Carmel RISE.” As of the middle of October, he said over 80 percent of teachers have had two evaluations on the new RISE rubric. A...

Why it’s time to elect Mitt Romney

Why it’s time to elect Mitt Romney

acumen

November 2, 2012

Before I begin, it is imperative that we are all on the same page. This election is not a social election. In all facets, it is purely economic. While I understand that issues like gay marriage and abortion are important, please understand that I’m not asking you to change your stance.  This el...