Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Samantha Hart
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced fourteen Promising Practices today. Identified programs highlight high-quality education practices or wrap-around services that foster equity and high-quality systems within Indiana’s schools.

“Everywhere I go, I hear about the great work that Hoosier educators and administrators are doing in our schools,” said Ritz. “I am proud to recognize fourteen of these outstanding schools today for the work they are doing to provide every student with the resources and support they need to succeed both in and outside the classroom.”

Today’s Promising Practices were identified in the areas of student-centered programming, research-based practices, school climate and culture, family and community engagement, school safety, counseling support, and wrap-around services. To date, the Indiana Department of Education has identified 170 Promising Practices throughout the state.

By December 2016, the Department will recognize 200 Promising Practices in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial. In addition to public recognition, these practices will be shared with educators and school leaders as an example of best practices that have had a positive impact on Indiana’s students.

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

School Corporation School Promising Practice
Attica Consolidated School Corporation District-wide Flexibility for Learning
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation District-wide Court Assisted Resolution to Expulsions and Suspensions
Indianapolis Public Schools Louis B. Russell Jr. School Tribes Learning Community: Transforming School Climate and Culture
Liberty-Perry Community School Corporation District-wide Teaching Digital Citizenship
Maconaquah School Corporation District-wide Marketing Maconaquah
Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation District-wide Code Red Full-Scale Drills
MSD Bluffton-Harrison Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School Lessons Learned by IRC for Autism
MSD Lawrence Township Harrison Hill School of Inquiry & Performing Arts A day in the life…
Northwest Allen County Schools Carroll High School Best of Both: Block and Traditional Schedules
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation District-wide Visual Arts Academy
Perry Township Schools Southport Elementary School TAP: The System for Teachers and Student Achievement
Perry Township Schools Southport High School 21st Century Cardinals: Helping Students Achieve Access to 21st Century Scholarship
School City of Hammond Charles N. Scott Middle School Teacher Reflection = Student Success
School City of Hammond Joseph Hess Elementary School Camp Read S’more

Additional information about the Promising Practices program can be found on the Department’s website.