Five things to know for your Tuesday in Indiana

In case you missed it, here are the top stories you need to know to start your day.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:50 p.m.

The latest changes to ISTEP testing will impact schools and teachers more than ever.

What do the latest changes to ISTEP mean and what’s at stake? The new test will be more rigorous and will require teachers to drastically amend their teaching plans for the coming year. If students don’t do well, teachers will feel the brunt of the blow. Area teachers have a few bones to pick with the system.

“Don’t evaluate everything I do based on the two days of performance of a kid out of the 180 they were here with me. There’s way more to it than that.” said Jim McClain, who teaches seventh-grade math at Pierre Moran Middle School. 

Notre Dame receiver Will Mahone repeatedly threatened to kill police officers during arrest, police say.

Notre Dame slot receiver Will Mahone faces five charges — three of which are considered felonies — and a suspension from the football team following his arrest Sunday morning, June 15.

Mahone repeatedly cursed and threatened to kill Austintown (Ohio) Police Department officers on the scene. While attempting to pull away, Mahone whipped his head back in an aggressive manner, striking the officer on the left side of the forehead. Notre Dame later announced that head coach Brian Kelly suspended Mahone from all football-related activities.

Elkhart annexation hearings draw vocal dissent at city council meeting.

The Elkhart City Council listened to input during another round of annexation hearings Monday. The July 21 vote will concern Phase 3 of the areas on schedule to become part of the city next year.

The council heard a smattering of complaints and pleas against annexation during the first four hearings, but received a more pronounced set of arguments for area 10, which is also known as Toledo Road and C.R. 17 and is southeast of the city.

Fired for being an atheist? Here’s what an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim could mean for Middlebury schools.

Former Northridge German teacher Kevin Pack, who was fired in April, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming he was fired because he is an atheist, according to the Goshen News. School officials have said Pack was let go because of poor performance.

Local attorney Tim Shelly says an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim can be filed by anyone who believes they've been unlawfully discriminated against in the workplace. Here’s what happens next in the process.

One man was airlifted to a local hospital after a his truck crashed into a train near downtown Goshen.

Emergency crews found 58-year-old Norman Davis of Goshen trapped in his truck after his vehicle collided with a train at the railroad crossing on First Street just north of River Avenue just after 1 p.m. Monday. Davis, who was flown by Medflight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, appeared to have labored breathing, multiple injuries and a possible head injury.

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