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Provided by Emily Race

The pressure to track kids down, get them engaged in school, and come up with lesson plans they can do remotely or in-person is a lot for one person to handle. Crawfordsville language arts teacher Emily Race said she's exhausted.

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Indiana is the only state in the region with no plans for when teachers will become widely eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, but the state's health commissioner says a specific group of special educators should get their shots now. 

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Indiana schools will have more than $881 million available starting next month to help pay for the ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the latest round of emergency federal funding. 

Schools Saw COVID Spike After Holidays

Jan 26, 2021
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Indiana schools have consistently experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases following the holidays, and this January has been no exception.

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The Indiana State Teachers Association is calling on the governor and schools to take more action as schools have reported more than 15,000 COVID-19 cases. 


CORRECTION: This story originally incorrectly stated there were nine FWCS high schools. It has been updated to say there are five high schools and the career academy.

Beginning Monday, Fort Wayne Community Schools’ five high schools and career academy will be moving entirely to remote learning for two weeks. WBOI’s Ella Abbott reports this is due mostly to a lack of staff.

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With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions for the hardest-hit counties starting this weekend, including limits on K-12 school events. 

As positive coronavirus cases increase across Indiana, some school districts are shifting back to remote learning for students.

All six public school corporations in central Johnson County are requiring middle and high school students to follow a hybrid schedule that limits in-person learning to two days a week. Districts said they were working in consultation with the Johnson County Health Department.

This shift to limit in-person learning came as Johnson County’s coronavirus positivity rate rises to 11 percent, according to the state’s 7-day average for all tests.

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Schools have reported more COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, at the same time Indiana is seeing a spike in cases statewide. 

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Northwest Allen County Schools’ Maple Creek Middle School is going online for the week of Oct. 12 through Oct. 15 due to an outbreak of COVID-19.