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DUNLAP — The Concord School Board has approved a resolution asking that Gov. Eric Holcomb prioritize teachers and district employees for COVID-19 vaccinations by moving them up to Phase 1 eligibility.

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INDIANAPOLIS — More than one-third of the proposed state funding hike for Indiana schools could go toward the state's private school voucher program under a Republican-backed plan that could boost the program's cost by nearly 50% over the next two years.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools will hold weekly informational forums via Facebook live for residents to learn about the $15 million per year operating referendum on the May 4 ballot.

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ELKHART — Education funding and prioritizing educators on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout were among topics discussed at the second Third House forum on Friday.

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ELKHART — Concord Community Schools will allow students to return to the classroom four days a week starting in March, school officials announced Thursday.

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ELKHART — A second round of coronavirus-related federal funding has been earmarked for area schools, with all receiving a significant amount more than what was allocated last spring, the Indiana Department of Education announced.

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ELKHART — Sheriff Jeff Siegel said the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.

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ELKHART — A small group of protesters took the resignation of a popular Jimtown track and cross-country coach to the school board, speaking highly of the longtime educator and asking school officials to reconsider their decision.

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GOSHEN — The Community Foundation of Elkhart County (CFEC) has awarded $322,594 in a grant to Goshen College to support a new college-wide strategic initiative to strengthen engagement with and for Elkhart County over the next two years.

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ELKHART — Graduation rates have climbed statewide in Indiana and for most schools in Elkhart County, according to recently released information from the Indiana Department of Education.

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ELKHART — Several Jimtown High School students, parents and alumni are expressing their displeasure with the alleged dismissal of a popular track and cross-country coach.

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ELKHART — The average homeowner in the Elkhart Community Schools district could see a tax increase of $119 per year over eight years if voters approve the district’s upcoming referendum.

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ELKHART — The Community Foundation of Elkhart County’s Board of Directors approved $692,594 of new and multiyear grants to three nonprofits who are key to the education and development of career pathways in Elkhart County.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools’ voters will get a chance in May to reconsider approving a tax hike that would bolster employee pay while renewing the school district’s existing transportation referendum.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are expediting two similar bills intended to ensure schools receive full funding for all students, regardless of whether they are receiving instruction virtually or in the classroom due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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ELKHART — Colder temperatures have arrived, and a local nonprofit has collected a record number of outerwear donations to ensure underprivileged children and families stay warm this winter.

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ELKHART — Although normally competitors for projects, local roofing contractors worked together this week to give a mentoring nonprofit agency an early Christmas present.

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ELKHART — Concord High School’s annual holiday performance will go on virtually this year, a show that program leaders say will be a blast from the past – and present.

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ELKHART — After seven months of construction, one of Elkhart’s main thoroughfares reopened to traffic on Tuesday morning, with city officials touting the safety improvements it provides for drivers and pedestrians.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools is providing local patrons an opportunity to fill their Christmas stockings with some school history.

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ELKHART — Since putting their reopening plans to the test in August, all public school districts in Elkhart County have experienced some COVID-related closures, with many citing a shortage of staff and substitutes to fill the gap as the primary reason.

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ELKHART — Elkhart High School will operate on a virtual schedule, beginning Nov. 30, for the remainder of this semester and the first two weeks of the second semester, the district announced Friday.

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ELKHART — Nearly 380 votes were rejected in the Baugo school board race due to voters casting ballots for multiple candidates running in the same district, a race that removed an incumbent, according to county election officials.

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EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — Edwardsburg Public Schools will be closing face-to-face instruction at the Primary, Eagle Lake and Intermediate buildings starting Monday, saying the change to remote instruction was due to the number of ill staff members and lack of substitute teachers at these buildings.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools’ parents have until Wednesday to decide if they want to change their students’ learning model for the second semester.

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ELKHART — All students at Concord Community Schools will return to a hybrid model next week due to a high number of COVID-19 cases in the district, school officials announced on Thursday.

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DUNLAP — Secondary students at Concord Community Schools will return to a hybrid instruction model next week for the remainder of the semester due to widespread COVID-19 cases, officials said.

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