Thursday, July 14, 2016
Samantha Hart
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education announced twelve new Promising Practices today. The Promising Practices program identifies high-quality education practices and wrap-around services in communities throughout the state.

“Across the state, Indiana’s schools and communities are implementing innovative education practices to meet the diverse needs of Hoosier students,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. “The high-quality instructional practices and support services we are recognizing today exemplify those innovative practices and are essential to providing every Hoosier students with a high-quality education.”

Identified Promising Practices are student-centered and focus on positively impacting students though innovative programming and activities that provide a high-quality learning environment and experience. In addition to publicly recognizing selected schools, each promising practice is shared across the state as an example of best practices that are having a positive influence on Hoosier students.

By December 2016, the Department will recognize 200 Promising Practices in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial. To date, the Department has identified 128 Pre-K – 12 programs throughout the state. Promising Practices are identified based on a review of the program and input from experts who work directly with the school or district.

A list of today’s Promising Practices can be found below.

School Corporation School Promising Practice
East Allen County Schools Districtwide East Allen University
East Noble School Corporation Districtwide Professional Development Courses
Elkhart Community Schools Districtwide Mental Health Collaboration
Greenwood Community Schools Southwest Elementary School Fifth Grade Living Museum
Madison Consolidated Schools Madison Junior High School Meet the Makers
Marion Community Schools Frances Slocum Elementary School Disciplinary Alternative Education Program
Migrant Regional Service Center 1 Region-wide Parent Engagement
Migrant Regional Service Center 4 Region-wide Migrant Preschool
MSD Warren Township Raymond Park Intermediate Academy Personalized Professional Learning
MSD Wayne Township Achieve Virtual Academy Digital Badges for Teacher Mastery
South Bend Community School Corporation Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy Art Integration
Vigo County School Corporation Districtwide Media Centers Kick Up a New Pace