INDIANAPOLIS — Today, March 4, the Indiana Department of Education announced 19 new programs have been recognized as Promising Practices in Indiana. One Warsaw Community School and one Wawasee Community School made the list.
The Promising Practices program recognizes high-quality education practices and wrap-around services in schools throughout the state. Of those 19, Lakeview Middle School, in the Warsaw Community Schools and Milford Elementary School, in the Wawasee Community School Corporation were recognized. Lakeview Middle School’s “Climate and Culture Program” and Milford Schools’ Family and Community Engagement program are the programs recognized.
Neighboring Elkhart County had Elkhart Community Schools Mary Beck Elementary School recognized for its Student-Centered Programs.
“As I travel around the state, I see educators and administrators implementing promising practices that are having a positive impact on Hoosier students,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “The Promising Practices program recognizes schools and communities that are providing students with the support and care they need to be successful both in and outside the classroom.”
Identified programs are student-centered and focus on positively impacting students through innovative programming and activities that provide high-quality learning environments and experiences. In addition to publicly recognizing selected schools, each Promising Practice is shared across the state as an example of best practices that positively affect Hoosier students.
To celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial, the Department of Education will recognize 200 Promising Practices in schools throughout the state before Dec. 31, 2016. Each month the department will announce new programs based on a review of the schools’ practices and input from experts who work directly with the schools.