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ELKHART — Indiana’s overall high school graduation rate for the Class of 2021 dipped from the year before and most schools in Elkhart County mirrored that trend, according to results released from the Indiana Department of Education.

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ELKHART — Although local schools say the nationwide TikTok challenge alluding to violence in schools is not credible, it’s not a threat officials are taking lightly.

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GOSHEN — County officials approved $100,000 in funding for Horizon Education Alliance after listening to critics vilify the teaching of character development as a plot to “indoctrinate” children.

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ELKHART — Baugo Community Schools’ board of trustees has approved a one-year contract increasing pay for all teachers with at least one year of experience with the district.

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GOSHEN — Teachers at Goshen Community Schools are getting a nearly 5 percent pay raise heading into next year.

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ELKHART — Bigger classrooms, reduced pay increases for staff and programming cuts are among ideas being considered at Concord Community Schools after voters last week narrowly struck down the district’s measure to extend an existing operating referendum.

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GOSHEN — Goshen Community Schools is partnering with Grand Canyon University to help combat the district’s teacher shortage.

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ELKHART — Four local high school marching bands are heading to the finals of the Indiana State School Music Association Competition this weekend in Indianapolis.

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ELKHART — Officials at Concord Community Schools will have to explore new revenue sources after voters narrowly turned down a referendum to renew a tax levy that would have been used to support education and future programs.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Education Foundation is hosting a free resource fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tolson Center for Community Excellence, 1320 Benham Ave.

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ELKHART — Voters in the Concord Community Schools district have apparently rejected the district’s efforts to renew a school tax hike that school officials said was needed to help offset lack of funds from the state.

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GOSHEN — The Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship announced the promotion of Ryan Hill to president and superintendent Monday at its annual fundraising event.

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GOSHEN — County officials approved $300,000 in funding for three organizations, including Horizon Education Alliance following weeks of accusations from one resident that it “brainwashes children.”

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GOSHEN — Parkside Elementary School, one of seven elementary schools at Goshen Community Schools, was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the top 30 percent of elementary schools in Indiana, the corporation announced.

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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Community Schools’ board of trustees is looking to fill a vacant seat following the resignation of school board president Paul Gayler, the corporation announced on Thursday.

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ELKHART — Concord Intermediate School and Concord Ox Bow Elementary were recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for outstanding academic performance in math and reading.

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The Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Education/Career Development Council and Legislative Affairs Council will host a meeting Wednesday to discuss the Concord Community Schools referendum.

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ELKHART — School officials at Concord Community Schools collected feedback and questions from parents and community members Wednesday night about the district’s efforts to extend its existing operating referendum, though at a reduced rate.

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ELKHART — As a parent of two children who graduated from Concord Community Schools, Larry Shank said he’s witnessed firsthand how students have benefited from the district’s existing referendum funding.

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GOSHEN — Students are running through the hallways, around tracks and in their backyards as part of the Run the Halls program sponsored by Goshen Health.

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ELKHART — Freshmen at Goshen College embarked on their college careers Wednesday with a lesson in giving back through a variety of service activities.

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GOSHEN — Christopher Anderson, Elkhart County Clerk of the Circuit Court, is reminding voters of options available to those who wish to vote absentee ahead of the Concord Community Schools Special Election.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools is seeing fewer COVID-19 cases and close contacts this week, according to Superintendent Steve Thalheimer.

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ELKHART — For two years now, there have been adults who were born after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and many who were children then can’t remember how they experienced that day.

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MIDDLEBURY — Two more school districts have decided to require masks inside their buildings following state rules encouraging local officials to adopt such requirements.

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EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — Masks will be optional at Edwardsburg Public Schools when students and staff return to school next week.

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