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At Pike High School in Indianapolis, nutrition teacher Kam Bontrager is guiding students through their last lab of the semester. The task for the day? Making smoothies. 


Scores from the so-called nation’s report card – also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress – were released this week, and test performance from Hoosier students dropped slightly in reading.

Bryant Rozier


On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Bryant Rozier, Managing Editor of Fort Wayne Ink Spot. Our conversation focused on journalism. What influences create your voice, on the air and on the page? What separates a professional from an amateur even as technology gets better? How does telling a story with photography help to develop a storyteller’s style? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

State Unveils ISTEP+ Results For 10th Graders

Sep 19, 2019
Jeanie Lindsay / IPB News

Indiana’s 10th graders passed their final state assessment at about the same rate as last year, according to ISTEP scores the state made available this week.Indiana’s third through eighth graders transitioned to the new statewide test, ILEARN last spring. ILEARN results prompted concerns about school accountability after they revealed a significant drop in achievement. 

Justin Sims

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Justin Sims, Director of Video and Motion at Boyden and Youngblutt. Our conversation focused on film. Where do the worlds of film and animation overlap? What goes into producing a short film? What sets the best directors apart from their peers? WBOI Presents: In Session takes a turn for the cinematic. 

Downs Named 2020 Indiana Superintendent Of The Year

Sep 15, 2019

Southwest Allen County Schools Superintendent Philip Downs has been named the 2020 Superintendent of the Year by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. 


Downs has been the superintendent of Southwest Allen County Schools since 2014 and previously served as an assistant superintendent.

Jeanie Lindsay / IPB News

Teachers have rallied at schools and the statehouse all year to push for better pay and more respect for their profession, and last month teachers throughout the state flocked to the governor’s teacher pay commission input meetings to reinforce an idea: Indiana’s education policy doesn’t respect public educators. 


Policymakers say they want to hold schools harmless for major drops in student achievement on the state’s new ILEARN test, after mounting pressure from school leaders and parents.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Days after a student with a gun was arrested outside a Muncie high school, Gov. Eric Holcomb held an event highlighting two school safety bills in Southern Indiana Friday, but Democrats in the General Assembly are calling for more action on school safety and firearms during the next legislative session. 

Jeanie Lindsay / IPB News

  A statewide listening tour with Indiana’s schools chief and a state senator kicked off Thursday night. The duo will focus on education concerns from Hoosiers, but the tour isn’t without controversy.