On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Felisa Cockrell, an English teacher and speech coach at Wayne High School, and Aliyah Armstrong, a 2020 graduate from Wayne. Our conversation focused on poetry. How can poetry change hearts and minds in conversations about racial justice? How does the genre speak to young people? What has the pandemic been like for teachers and 2020 graduates? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

Colette Feehan


On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Colette Feehan, a PhD candidate at Indiana University. Our conversation focused on voice acting. What separates professional voice actors from amateurs? What technology is necessary to see the differences? How can we detect some of these changes in our own voices? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.


Schools around Indiana are beginning to outline their tentative plans to reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Washington Township Schools will only open virtually for at-home learning when school starts July 30. Previously, the district said it intended to offer full-time in-class instruction or the option for remote classes.

The Washington Township School Board approved a resolution Monday morning in a 3-2 vote at a special meeting, citing ongoing infections and deaths from the coronavirus and feedback from parents and staff.

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Lawmakers approved several new education laws during the legislative session earlier this year, and many go into effect with the new fiscal year, July 1.

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For special education students and their families, finding the right materials and support in schools can be difficult, but the pandemic is forcing schools to rethink what learning looks like – and how it’s delivered.

Stephanie Gottesman

We are back!  And we have sure missed you all! As many of you can relate, we were thrown for a loop when the stay at home orders for Indiana were put in place in March.  It’s taken a minute but we are up and running, and happy to bring host Stephanie Gottesman’s interviews with women speaking on the impact to education in response to COVID 19. 

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Last summer, Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson announced that she would retire from her post in June 2020, after 17 years in the district’s top spot. The search for her replacement is moving forward.


This week on WBOI Presents, we are listening back to a presentation from Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick.


Allen County school and health department officials met today to announce closures of the county’s public schools for the next month. Ella Abbott reports.