The city of Indianapolis has created a $2.6 million e-learning fund to help schools improve distance education for students as all campuses remain closed because of the coronavirus.
It had been two weeks since Terri Anderson, a teacher at The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis, had seen her 19 prekindergarten students in person. But on a recent Friday, they met virtually for the first time on Google Hangouts.
Nearly half of the 1,900 students who attend Brown County Schools qualify for subsidized meals, and with campuses shuttered, the demand for food assistance is swelling.
When Indianapolis high school senior Stanisha Fortson learned Thursday that her campus would be closed for the rest of the academic year, she was stunned.
The intensifying COVID-19 pandemic is spelling new and unprecedented consequences for the world, and Indiana is no exception, state officials said as they unveiled the latest tolls of the disease and new steps proposed to stem its spread.
All classrooms in Indiana will remain closed through the end of the academic year, State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick announced Thursday, as the state scrambles to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Paris Himes doesn’t have to do the work her North Central High School teachers assign. She knows it’s all optional because so many of her classmates don’t have access to a computer or the internet. But that hasn’t stopped her from working through it.
In a time of unprecedented disruption, it’s mostly business as usual at a handful of schools in Indiana.
A COVID-19 response fund is giving more than $1 million to organizations that provide child care for the children of Indianapolis health care workers and first responders.