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BRISTOL — Elkhart Community Schools officials met with the community a second time to provide updates on the district’s financial status, initiatives and to receive input on ways to attract and retain students.

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ELKHART — From cleaning out transport vans to sorting clothes, more than 300 freshmen at Concord High School took the time to give back to the community on Wednesday.

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DUNLAP — The first-ever “Exploring Dyslexia” event at Concord Community Schools is set for Wednesday.

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GOSHEN — Students at Goshen High School were evacuated for a short time Wednesday following the smell of natural gas, according to a post on the school’s website. 

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INDIANAPOLIS — Goshen Community Schools has been awarded a $9.4 million federal grant to help to sustain work to support teachers and improve students’ academics success, the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching announced Tuesday. 

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools held the first of four public meetings Monday night providing updates on the district’s fiscal status and priorities and collecting feedback on ways to attract and retain students

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DUNLAP — Judging from the festive atmosphere at South Side Elementary School, where students got active and interactive in a series of programs on Friday, one might have assumed field day came early.

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ELKHART — School officials at Elkhart Community Schools are seeking the community’s input on ways to attract and retain students while being fiscally responsible.

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ELKHART — Eighth-graders in Elkhart County are taking field trips this week that have them exploring career opportunities in manufacturing.

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ELKHART — A Concord school bus with students on board was involved in a collision Monday morning, but no injuries were reported, according to a release by Concord Community Schools.

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GOSHEN — Goshen Middle School students are honoring a classmate who died this summer, participating in a number of programs to celebrate his memory.  

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GOSHEN — Goshen school board members gave final, unanimous approval to a $78.8 million budget during their meeting this week.

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ELKHART — Football players aren’t the only high school kids working hard to prepare for a competitive fall season.

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ELKHART — Members of the Jimtown High School Class of 2020 reportedly knew who they wanted to be crowned homecoming queen since eighth grade.

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DUNLAP — Concord Ox Bow Elementary School students took part in a fundraiser Friday that didn’t involve going door-to-door selling products.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart Education Foundation awarded 13 grants to teachers and students across Elkhart Community Schools for its fall grant cycle, giving away $22,536.

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GOSHEN — A $50,000 appropriation for a school anti-drug program was more than twice the amount county officials first set aside, but they say they were struck by the need for anti-vaping education.

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ELKHART — Three families and an atheist group have complained to Baugo Community Schools that the schools, and one Jimtown High School teacher in particular, are failing to properly separate church and state, although others are coming to the teacher’s defense. 

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CASSOPOLIS, Mich. — With the new school year under way, Midwest Energy & Communications is accepting applications for the 2019-20 Strengthening Schools Grant program, designed to fund classroom needs and special projects. 

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GOSHEN — There’s a new name on Ivy Tech Community College’s South Bend-Elkhart campus: Mervin and Dorothy Lung Hall.

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GOSHEN — Goshen College moved up two spots to No. 7 and remains among the Top 10 schools this year on the U.S. News & World Report list of the “Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest,” according to the magazine’s annual rankings.

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ELKHART — When Kevin Atlas walked onto the stage at Elkhart Memorial High School auditorium Monday morning, his towering presence at nearly 7 feet tall instantly caught the attention of students as eyes looked up.

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ELKHART — A local nonprofit will reduce the number of Elkhart County students who go hungry over the weekends this school year.

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GOSHEN — Comparatively low scores on a standardized test released this week indicate there’s plenty of work to do in ensuring that the district has a viable curriculum for all of its students, Elkhart Community Schools Superintendent Steve Thalheimer said Friday.

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MIDDLEBURY — A Northridge Middle School teacher has been chosen by the U.S. Department of State to be part of the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program.

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ELKHART — Fewer than half the students in most districts in Elkhart County, and across the state, met expected achievement levels on a new standardized test, leading some local educators to join the call for changes in how those results are used for rating schools and teachers. 

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ELKHART — Not enough local students have mentors, a problem that Diane Lucchese and Sharon Sarber are on a mission to solve.

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ELKHART — As Elkhart Community Schools prepares to merge its two high schools into one, the district is seeking the public’s input on a new mascot.

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ELKHART — Local educators are praising efforts by state officials to postpone any repercussions against schools and teachers for poor performance by students on the state’s new ILEARN test.

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ELKHART — An annual back-to-school festival downtown not only kicked off the year with fun activities like bouncy houses and lip-sync battles but collected thousands of dollars worth of school supplies and struck a theme of unity before the two high schools merge next year.  

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GOSHEN — Local parents got some insight recently on how to monitor and manage their children’s screen time at a public forum organized by the Positive Parenting Program initiative or “Triple P” in Elkhart County.

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ELKHART — Next year, after their athletic programs merge, the Central-Memorial rivalry will be a thing of the past, but tonight, Elkhart fans celebrate with one final Mangy Lion football game.

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ELKHART — Organizers are welcoming children of all ages and their families to the fifth annual Elkhart Education Foundation Kick Off Classic, advertised as the city’s biggest back-to-school party.

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 DUNLAP — Former NFL player and motivational speaker Harvie Herrington told students at Concord High School on Friday that knowing their dream, their why and their purpose are the key ingredients to becoming a great leader.

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ELKHART — Nerves, excitement and curiosity were all on the faces and in the comments of students at Mary Daly Elementary School on Thursday as they headed back to class for the first day of school.

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GOSHEN — Substitute teachers with some experience are getting a raise at Goshen Community Schools this school year.

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GOSHEN — After a first successful event in April, Triple P in Elkhart County is bringing a second free community screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” to Goshen Middle School, along with two Triple P workshops and a cyber safety presentation to help parents establish rule…

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ELKHART — Teachers and staff at Elkhart Community Schools in need of school supplies for their students and classrooms now have a store and website to shop free of charge.

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DUNLAP — Concord Community Schools has a new virtual academy for the new school year designed to offer high school students an option to a traditional brick-and-mortar setting, officials said.

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DUNLAP — The “weight” is almost over for Concord High School’s new $5 million fitness and performance center.

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