Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Samantha Hart
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550

The Indiana Department of Education released 17 new Promising Practices today. The Promising Practices program recognizes high-quality educational programs and wraparound services in schools throughout the state.

“Over the past four years, I have had the honor of visiting and touring exceptional school programs in communities throughout the state,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. “High-quality educational programs and student support services like those we are recognizing today are vital to ensuring that Indiana’s children are prepared for success in school and in life. That is why I am pleased to honor 17 additional Promising Practices today that are having a positive influence on Hoosier students.”

The Promising Practices program identifies school programs that 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 receiving public recognition, each Promising Practice will be shared with educators and school leaders across the state as an example of best practices that have had a positive impact on Indiana’s students.

Today’s Promising Practices were identified in the areas of family and community engagement, school safety, data driven decision making, school counseling, climate and culture, and quality wraparound services.

To date, the Department has recognized 186 Promising Practices. In honor of Indiana’s bicentennial, the Department will recognize a total of 200 Promising Practices before the end of 2016.

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

School Corporation School Promising Practice
Crown Point Community School Corporation Districtwide Safety Alert Badge Tags
East Allen County Schools Districtwide EL Students Graduating with an Associate's Degree
East Porter County School Corporation Districtwide Performance Based Assessments: The New Final Exam
Greensburg Community Schools Districtwide Office Staff Safety Training
Michigan City Area School Corporation Barker Middle School STEM Community Challenges
Mooresville Schools Districtwide Senior Student Building Audits
MSD of Boone Township Hebron Middle School Mentors Drive Success
New Albany Floyd County Schools Districtwide It's not just about the answer, it's about the understanding
North Newton School Corporation Districtwide School Safety at NNSC
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Districtwide English Language Summer Academy
Portage Township Schools Districtwide Teen Court
School City of Hammond Edison Elementary School MTSS - A Team Approach
School City of Hammond Lafayette Elementary School Lafayette Literary Library
School City of Hammond Maywood Elementary School Maywood Cares - Volunteers
South Bend Community School Corporation Woodrow Wilson Primary Center Wilson Parents as Partners
South Madison Community School Corporation Pendleton Heights High School Building Success through Entrepreneurship
Taylor Community School Corporation Districtwide Districtwide Service Learning Day