An Update From the Indiana Department of Education for October 28, 2022

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A Message from Dr. Katie Jenner

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October is often filled with intermittent fall breaks at the K-12 and collegiate level. If you’re just getting back from fall break over the past week or so, welcome back…I hope you were able to rest up and are ready to finish this semester strong! Going into the holiday season is often very fun (and hectic) in schools–certainly take time to enjoy the festivities while also staying laser-focused on student learning and making additional progress.

This Monday, we received another interpretation of what we already know–student learning was significantly impacted during the pandemic. This time, the data was from the 2022 administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Known as the “Nation’s Report Card” on education, this assessment provides the only academic comparable data point we have from state to state (and U.S. territories).

As we look at the results, Indiana’s fourth and eighth grade students scored above the national average in math; however, when you look more closely, we saw some of our largest drops in 4th grade math compared to the nation (so Indiana’s mathematics “lead” is narrowing). Looking at reading scores, while we have been above the national average for nearly a decade in reading, our 4th grade reading scores have been declining since 2015.

Comparable to our ILEARN and IREAD-3 state assessments, we see that overall proficiency for specific student populations – including Black students, Hispanic students, and students who receive free or reduced price meals – remains low in both reading and math and requires intentional, targeted support. You can read more about Indiana’s results here.

These results reinforce the importance of continuing to aggressively pursue innovative solutions to help our students overcome challenges and pursue pathways for success. While we must be mindful of the results…it’s really our collective actions that will matter most for our students ahead. 

Supporting educators through key training opportunities, focused on science of reading and STEM strategies. We know that real impact for students happens at the educator-level. Today, more than 60 schools across the state are leaning into the research-based strategies of the science of reading and inquiry-based STEM principles with the support of instructional coaches through the Indiana Literacy and  STEM cadres. Supported by the state’s largest-ever investment in literacy, even more schools will have an opportunity to participate in 2023. If your school is interested in joining cohort two of the Indiana Literacy Cadre or the Indiana STEM Cadre, visit or to submit an interest form. 

Supporting families by expanding access to high-dosage tutoring for students. In order to maximize student learning, we must work together, including schools, educators, and families. This fall, we launched Indiana Learns, a statewide grant program that provides qualifying families – who may not otherwise have access to these important services – with up to $1,000 to spend on math and English/language arts high-dosage tutoring. This includes a one-time grant of $500 for all qualifying and participating students. When schools make a local contribution of $250, the state will provide an extra $250 match, giving families a total of $1,000 to acquire these essential supports. You can also sign your school up to be a Learning Partner, allowing your teachers to be reimbursed for the before- or after-school tutoring many of them are already providing. Check out to learn more and sign up.

The Indiana Learning Lab also provides a one-stop-shop for instructional resources aimed at both educators and families! This includes 24/7 access to online communities focused on supporting science of reading instruction, digital learning, and STEM, etc. Since launching last fall, more than 30,000 users have signed up. If you haven’t already, visit the Indiana Learning Lab website and get started today using your school email address.

As always, thank you for your continued partnership and ongoing efforts to help students accelerate their learning.

Office of Accountability

REMINDER: Graduation Rate Audit Window Closing Friday, October 28

The accountability portal closes at 11:59 p.m. today, Friday, October 28, for submission of mandatory and voluntary graduation rate audits. A list of the mandatory audit schools that were notified in August can be found in the Accountability & Accreditation Community in Moodle (enrollment key: AccountabilityCommunity). This is the final opportunity to correct the 2022 graduation rate. Guidance, a voluntary audit template, and documentation requirements can also be found in the Moodle community. Contact the Indiana Department of Education's (IDOE's) Office of Accountability with any questions.

Office of Student Assessment

NEW: Updated ILEARN Range Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs)

IDOE recently updated the ILEARN Range PLDs to reflect minor changes to the Indiana Academic Standards for mathematics, English/language arts, and social studies in spring 2020. These updated standards will be assessed on ILEARN beginning in spring 2023. This memo provides a change log and overview of the updates. Contact IDOE’s Office of Student Assessment with any questions. 

Office of Communications and External Affairs

REMINDER: Nominations Now Open for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors outstanding high school seniors and encourages high attainment among all students. This memo outlines the required qualifications and nomination process. The rubrics for General and CTE applications are now available here. Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. today, Friday, October 28, in order to be considered. Contact Emily Black with any questions.

Office of Educator Talent

NEW: Nominations Open for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

PAEMST is the highest honor bestowed to educators by the U.S. government specifically for those teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to grades seven through 12. PAEMST was established by Congress in 1983 and the President may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year. More information about the process can be found here. Nominations must be submitted by January 9, 2023. Contact Anne Marie Milligan with any questions.


NEW: Nominations Open for the Indiana History Teacher of the Year Award

In partnership with IDOE, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History awards the Indiana History Teacher of the Year title each year in its effort to promote the study and love of American history. State winners are then considered for the National History Teacher of the Year award. For more information about the nomination process and to nominate an Indiana history teacher, click here. Nominations must be submitted by April 30, 2023. Contact Anne Marie Milligan with any questions.


NEW: Nominations Open for Emerging Leaders Recognition

IDOE’s Office of Educator Talent is looking for confidential recommendations of leaders representing the very best educators in Indiana. These emerging leaders must have between five and 15 years of experience, demonstrate leadership beyond the classroom, and positively impact school culture and student achievement. Superintendents and principals may submit recommendations here. Nominations must be submitted by May 26, 2023. Contact Rebecca Estes with any questions. 


NEW: Additional Opportunities to Recognize Indiana Educators

Throughout the year, numerous opportunities arise nationwide to acknowledge the incredible work of Indiana educators. IDOE’s Office of Educator Talent has developed this document which will be updated periodically with external opportunities to recognize educators. To submit an educator recognition opportunity not listed, contact Anne Marie Milligan.

Office of Information Technology

NEW: Wrapping up Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close, please review these important best practices to improve the cybersecurity posture of your organization:

  • Make sure employees are trained to recognize threats delivered through email. This guide is a great resource employees can use to evaluate an email.
  • Ensure your organization has a robust backup strategy for all data, including a plan for rapid recovery and storing periodic backups in a location that is completely disconnected from the network.
  • Discuss cybersecurity insurance coverage, disaster recovery plans, and your organization's software updates and patching strategy with IT and the leadership team on a regular basis.

Contact IDOE's Office of Information Technology with any questions.


UPDATE: Student Information System (SIS) Vendor Status

A complete list of vendors working to become Indiana Ed-Fi certified can be found on the Data Exchange webpage.

The following vendors are now certified for October 2022:

  • Harmony
  • Sycamore

Contact IDOE's Data Exchange Team with any questions.


REMINDER: Student Test Numbers (STN) and School Personnel Numbers (SPN) Transition to State Ed-ID Portal

IDOE is excited to announce Ed-ID, a new system for generating IDs for students and educators. Ed-ID will provide IDs to educators from early childhood settings through secondary settings. This new approach will allow more versatility for the generation and use of IDs across a variety of state agencies involved in student learning and will improve the management of these IDs through a centralized service. The transition will begin on Wednesday, December 14, with the new Ed-ID portal up and running shortly afterwards. IDOE expects the upgrade to take one week to 10 days and will communicate when the new Ed-ID portal is available for use. More information may be found in this memo. Contact with any questions.


REMINDER: October Certification

Certification concluded at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12. IDOE will continue to work with schools that had identified data concerns prior to noon on Wednesday, October 12. For those schools with data concerns, certification can be completed once data is considered valid. Data certified for October includes:

  • Pupil Enrollment
  • Staff Employment (CE)
  • Other Staff Personnel (NE)
  • Multilingual Learners
  • Curricular Materials Assistance
  • Graduate (Graduation rates for the 2021-2022 school year will be based on data certified by schools in July 2022 and October 2022. The graduation rate will be compiled from the graduate data submitted through Data Exchange for the 2021-2022 school year (July 2022 certification) and the graduate data submitted through Data Exchange for the October 2022 certification.)

Contact IDOE's Data Exchange Team with any questions.


REMINDER: Data Exchange - The Data Reporting Source of Truth

Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, Data Exchange is now the source of truth for all data reporting. IDOE will transition identities as the source of truth to Data Exchange in late fall/early winter. Until Wednesday, December 14, all SPNs and STNs will continue to be created in the STN Application Center and will be available in Data Exchange the following day. Data Exchange resources include:

Contact the Data Exchange Team with any questions.

Office of School Finance

REMINDER: 2022-2023 Curricular Material

The window is now open through Monday, October 31, to submit curricular material costs through this JotForm. Please read this memo regarding the process for submitting curricular material reimbursement information for the 2022-2023 school year. Contact IDOE’s Office of School Finance with any questions. 


REMINDER: Common School Loans

IDOE is accepting applications for common school construction and/or technology loans through Thursday, November 10. Applications can be found in Moodle Finance under Common School. Contact with any questions.


REMINDER: Teacher Salary Data Reporting

Please read this memo regarding upcoming updates to the Chart of Accounts. The guidance takes effect January 1, 2023, for expenditures reported by July 31, 2023. Contact IDOE’s Office of School Finance with any questions.


REMINDER: Form 9 Financial Data July to December 2022

Please read the following memo regarding updates for the July to December 2022 Form 9 financial data submission. The due date for the financial data is January 31, 2023. Contact IDOE’s Office of School Finance with any questions. Please include the school’s four-digit school corporation number in the subject line of the email.

Office of School Support and Transformation

REMINDER: Next Generation School Improvement Planning Grants

The Office of School Support and Transformation is now accepting applications for planning grants as part of the Next Generation School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. This is a competitive grant to aid in school transformation and eligibility extends to all schools currently identified as Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) and Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) under Indiana’s ESSA Plan. View the grant overview here and a list of eligible schools here. The Title 1 SIG Application will remain open through Monday, December 5. The scoring rubric that will be used to evaluate the application can be found here. Contact IDOE's Office of School Support and Transformation with any questions.

Office of Student Pathways and Opportunities

REMINDER: High Ability Courageous Corner

IDOE’s Student Pathways and Opportunities team has partnered with Indiana’s Education Service Centers to provide professional development network sessions for high ability coordinators, administrators, teachers, counselors, and other school personnel. Beginning in November 2022, professional development sessions will include time to answer questions in what will be called “Courageous Corner.” Please submit any questions regarding high ability programming to this JotForm. Answers will be discussed or provided at the next webinar. Contact with any questions.


REMINDER: High Ability Program Plan Due Sunday, October 30

Schools must complete the self-assessment of their program plan against the rubric shared via email by Sunday, October 30. After this self-assessment takes place, please complete this brief JotForm. Superintendents must affirm that the program has met all required components of the rubric. Contact with any questions.

Office of Student, School, and Family Engagement

NEW: Indiana Comprehensive School Counseling Institute - 2022 Virtual Cohort

All schools/counselors interested in pursuing a comprehensive school counseling program are invited to join a free virtual professional development cohort. This opportunity will also assist in meeting the requirements for the new Carrying the Torch to Student Success program or in becoming a recognized American School Counselor Model Program. Please register here. Contact Rebekah Frazer with any questions.  


NEW: Carrying the Torch to Student Success Platform 

The new Carrying the Torch to Student Success program platform is now available. Schools interested in pursuing the award can register for free here. Contact Rebekah Frazer with any questions.  


REMINDER: Comprehensive School Counseling Grant Opportunity

In partnership with the Indiana School Counseling Association (ISCA), American School Counseling Association (ASCA), and other school counseling stakeholders, IDOE developed and published a new Indiana Model for Comprehensive School Counseling that outlines a developmental framework for school counseling programs in Indiana. In concurrence with the release of the new model, IDOE is releasing the Comprehensive School Counseling grant to provide up to $5 million in competitive grants to schools, corporations, and education service centers to support efforts in the development of a comprehensive school counseling program based on the new model. Details of the grant can be found here. Please email with additional questions.  

Office of Student Support and Accessibility/Special Education

NEW: Training Session on Parentally-Placed Students in Non-Public Schools

IDOE, in conjunction with Accountability, Delivery, Access, and Community (ADAC) and the Indiana Non-Public Education Association, will conduct a training session regarding the provision of special education to students with disabilities parentally-placed in non-public schools in Indiana. Two sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon ET on Thursday, November 10, or from 2 to 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday, November 14. The intended audience for these sessions are public and non-public education leaders, as well as homeschools across the state. Topics will include overviews of child find and educational evaluations requirements, the consultation process and service plans, and the expenditure of federal and state proportionate share. Contact IDOE’s Office of Special Education with any questions. 


NEW: Individualized Education Program Technical Assistance Center (IEP TA Center)

The IEP TA Center formerly known as the Indiana IEP Resource Center will continue to support IEP development and implementation (e.g., present levels, goals training, progress monitoring, inclusive practices, etc.). If you have questions related to developing or implementing the IEP, please contact IEP TA Center with questions or concerns. If you would like to request a time to meet with IEP TA Center please put in a TA Request form. Contact IDOE’s Office of Special Education with any additional questions. 


NEW: Indicator 13 - Secondary Transition (Transition IEP) Findings

IDOE allows for an appeal process related to Transition IEPs that may have been found noncompliant and/or were unable to be corrected as part of the technical assistance (TA) process to ensure that Results Driven Accountability (RDA) determinations accurately represent performance and compliance. The appeal process will be open from Wednesday, October 26, through Friday, November 25. All appeal requests will be reviewed by IDOE. The appeal process can be found here. Contact IDOE’s Office of Special Education monitoring team with any questions. 


NEW: Special Education Evaluation Toolkit Now Available

The Office of Student Support and Accessibility has created a Special Education Program Evaluation Toolkit designed to support schools as they evaluate the effectiveness of their special education programs. Contact IDOE’s Office of Special Education with any additional questions. 


NEW: IDOE Requests Public Comment for the 1% Waiver

IDOE is seeking public comment on the requested waiver extension for the number of students tested using an Indiana’s alternate assessment, I AM. For each subject for which assessments are administered, the total number of students assessed using an alternate assessment may not exceed 1% of the total number of students in the state assessed in that subject. If the state anticipates exceeding the 1% cap, a waiver request must be submitted to the federal government. Any individual or organization may submit comments on the proposed waiver extension pursuant to 34 C.F.R.§200.6(c)(4) through Friday, November 18. Please contact with any questions.


NEW: Guidance for Requesting Indiana IEP Technical Assistance

Administrators and special education directors can submit questions regarding technical assistance for Indiana IEP via the Zendesk ticket system. View this guidance for an overview of the process. Users are encouraged to utilize this ticket system for requesting assistance and refrain from submitting requests directly to Public Consulting Group (PCG) representatives, as this could prolong the request resolution time. Contact IDOE’s Office of Student Support and Accessibility with questions regarding this method of assistance.


NEW: Register for Get Your Teach On Virtual Sessions - November

IDOE continues to partner with Get Your Teach On to provide additional professional development opportunities to Indiana educators through free virtual workshop sessions in the Indiana Learning Lab. Register and select from various sessions by clicking "Learning" and selecting "Live" to access the calendar of events. This month’s sessions are:

  • Special Education Educators: Inclusion on Thursday, November 3, at 4 p.m. ET
  • Leaders: Leading the Whole Teacher on Thursday, November 3, at 4 p.m. ET
  • Instructional Coaches: The Magical World of New Teachers on Thursday, November 3, at 4 p.m. ET
  • Elementary Educators: Evaluating Student Interactions & Student Relationships on Thursday, November 10, at 4 p.m. ET
  • Lower Elementary Educators: Evaluating Student Interactions & Student Relationships on Thursday, November 10, at 4 p.m. ET
  • Middle Educators: Evaluating Student Interactions & Student Relationships on Thursday, November 10, at 4 p.m. ET

Contact IDOE’s Office of Student Support and Accessibility with any questions. 


REMINDER: Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Part B Grant Applications Due Friday, November 4

Applications for FY 2023 Part B 611 and 619 grants were due September 9, 2023. Schools that have not yet submitted applications for these funds should do so by Friday, November 4. Details on obtaining application forms and instructions, as well as submitting completed applications to the grant management system, can be found in the announcements section of the Office of Special Education Community in Moodle. FY 2023 Part B grant funds are available through September 30, 2024 to help school corporations, charter schools, and state schools cover the excess costs of providing special education and related services to students with disabilities. Contact with any questions.


REMINDER: FY 2021 Part B Reimbursement Requests Due Thursday, December 15

The last day to submit FY 2021 611 and 619 Part B grant reimbursement requests is Thursday, December 15. Reimbursement requests will be honored for approved expenditures that occurred through Friday, September 30. Contact with any questions.

Offices of Teaching and Learning, Digital Learning, and Kindergarten Readiness

NEW: Register Now for the Transition to Kindergarten Virtual Summit

IDOE’s Office of Kindergarten Readiness and the Family and Social Services Administration's (FSSA's) Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning invite administrators from elementary schools, community-based preschools, and Head Start programs to attend a virtual summit dedicated to the success of early transition experiences. The Transition to Kindergarten Virtual Summit will be held online from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, December 2, and registration can be found here. For those not able to attend live, please register, and a link to a recording will be sent after. Contact IDOE’s Office of Kindergarten Readiness with any questions. 


NEW: K-12 Mathematics Learning Progressions and Content Supports

IDOE is excited to share the Mathematics Learning Progressions. These documents highlight key connections throughout K-12 mathematics that educators can leverage in their classrooms to promote mathematical proficiency. Additionally, content supports are provided to meet the needs of all students, including those most in need of academic recovery. An on-demand recording is available for educators seeking to learn more, and additional resources will be released in the coming months related to using these documents in classrooms. Contact IDOE's Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions.


NEW: November Professional Development (PD) with IDOE

November PD with IDOE sessions are by request from viewer feedback forms submitted in the Indiana Learning Lab. The first session will focus on supporting STEM integration across content areas (Integrated STEM + ELA). View the full list of November sessions here. To register for workshops, create a free Learning Lab account by visiting the LINK Portal or the Indiana Learning Lab website directly and use your school email to log in. If you have missed any previous PD with IDOE sessions, they are available on demand in the Learning Lab as well. Contact IDOE's Office of Digital Learning with any questions.


REMINDER: Math Learning Recovery Series: Part 3-Instructional Strategies for All Learners

Many educators are seeking the best ways to meet student’s needs as they stabilize and recover from the academic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-part Math Learning Recovery Series presents how to accelerate student learning in K-8 mathematics with an emphasis on content prioritization, addressing student learning gaps, and instructional strategies. The third installment, Mathematics Learning Recovery: Part 3 - Instructional Strategies for All Learners, will take place on Tuesday, November 1, at 4 p.m. ET. Register for this session here. Contact IDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions.


REMINDER: General Election Classroom Instruction Required

In accordance with Indiana Code (IC) 20-30-5-4, all Indiana public and non-public schools must provide five full recitation periods of class discussion for grades six through 12 of the following topics within the two weeks preceding a general election: systems of government in Indiana and in the U.S., methods of voting, party structures, election laws and responsible citizen participation in government and elections. Contact IDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions. 


REMINDER: Virtual Learning Blitz - A Micro Conference for Leaders - Now Open to Building Leaders

The Virtual Learning Blitz Conference will be held at the University of Notre Dame on Saturday, November 19. This one-day event will focus on the most important research-based strategies for high-quality blended and virtual learning and is geared towards those in curriculum leadership roles. Learn more about the conference and speakers by reading this flyer. Register here to attend this free conference. Contact IDOE’s Office of Digital Learning with any questions.

Office of Title Grants and Support

NEW: Annual Survey Count

The annual survey count was released to the field last week and is due by Monday, December 12. All schools should complete this form. Please see the guidance document for how to complete the survey. The survey form and other resources can be found on the Title I-D website under Data Reporting. Contact Meg Richert with any questions. 


NEW: Title IV Annual Performance Report (APR)

The Title IV APR due date has been extended to Wednesday, November 30. The report can be accessed here. Contact Lacey Bohlen with any questions.


REMINDER: Title Con 2023 Call for Proposals

The Title Grants and Support team is excited to announce the return of Title Con. The event will be held on April 11-12, 2023, in Plainfield. Title Con 2023 will bring together hundreds of Indiana educators and school personnel from across the state to learn and build stronger federal programs for student growth and achievement. Title Con seeks dynamic presentations on topics related to Title grants and federal funding that align with the theme of “Drafting a Blueprint for the Unknown.” Please review the call for proposal form for more information. All submissions are due by Friday, December 16. Contact Brittany Kronmiller with any questions.


REMINDER: Risk Assessment Rubric

After seeking comments and feedback from the Federal Programs Advisory Board, the Title Grants and Support team has revised the Risk Assessment Rubric for the 2022-2023 school year. You may view the draft rubric at this link. There will be four risk levels: low risk, moderate low risk, moderate high risk, and high risk. Schools will receive a copy of their risk assessment results no later than Friday, November 4. Contact with any questions.


REMINDER: Title I-A Staffing Report

The Title I-A Staffing Report is no longer required to be submitted. Please contact with any questions. 


REMINDER: Late Liquidation Extension Request Template

The U.S. Department of Education announced the release of a Liquidation Extension Request template for grantee use for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. Please view this process flowchart for information on how to apply for a late liquidation approval. Use this JotForm to submit necessary information. Contact or with any questions.


REMINDER: Charter School Program - Quality Counts Grant Request for Proposal (RFP) Now Available

IDOE’s Office of Charter Schools and Special Programs is pleased to announce the release of the RFP for Cohort 6 of the Charter School Program - Quality Counts Grant. Please visit IDOE’s Charter School Program webpage and navigate to the Quality Counts Grant dropdown menu for grant materials and guidance documents. Applications are due by Monday, October 31, at 12:30 p.m. ET. Contact IDOE’s Office of Charter Schools and Special Programs with any questions.

News From Our Partners


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NEW FROM SMARTER BALANCED: Tools for Teachers Resources Now Available

Smarter Balanced has released new resources in Tools for Teachers, including Deeper Learning Educator Modules and Integrated Deeper Learning Resources. The Deeper Learning Educator Modules are designed to provide professional learning to support the integration of high-order thinking skills into instruction. The Integrated Deeper Learning Resources are designed to support educators’ instruction in the full range of higher-order thinking skills measured by Smarter Balanced performance tasks. Contact Lynelle Morgenthaler, Smarter Balanced Executive Program Officer, with any questions.


REMINDER FROM THE COLLEGE BOARD: Advanced Placement Exam Order Deadline

Tuesday, November 15, at 11:59 p.m. ET, is the deadline to submit 2023 AP® Exam orders. Additional fees apply after the deadline, with some exceptions. AP coordinators can still make changes to their school's order until Tuesday, November 15, without incurring additional fees. To organize exam orders for final submission, AP coordinators should:

  • Make sure the AP Participation Form has been signed and submitted in AP Registration and Ordering.
  • Make sure all AP students have enrolled in their class or exam only section(s) using the join codes provided by their teachers or AP coordinator.
  • Check that students who should be included in the exam order have an Order Exam? status of "Yes" in AP Registration and Ordering.

See the 2022-2023 AP Coordinator's Manual, Part 1 for information about specific ordering scenarios, including exams for second-semester courses, students testing at another school updating existing orders after the deadline, etc. 

 Learn more about managing the exam order:

Contact College Board with any questions.



Have you made your plans to join NAGC in Indianapolis this year? From Thursday, November 17, through Sunday, November 20, educators, parents, and supporters will gather to share ideas for innovation, strengthening connections, and celebrating success. Explore the full schedule for NAGC22 here. Learn more and register here. Contact with any questions.


REMINDER FROM IU: Well Rounded Course Access (WRCA)

IU and IDOE are offering an opportunity for schools to enroll students in free online courses developed and taught by Indiana teachers as part of the well-rounded course access (WRCA) project within the Indiana Course Access Network. Students remain enrolled in their own school, but can take one or more courses that may not be offered at their school or be accessible with their schedule. Click here for a full list of WRCA courses. Contact Mark Conrad, Project Management Specialist at Indiana University with any questions.


REMINDER FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: School-Based Mental Health Federal Grants

Two competitive grants have been released from the U.S. Department of Education to help support school districts in increasing the number of school-based mental health providers. The School-Based Mental Health Service Grant program provides competitive grants to help increase the number of school-based mental health providers in your schools. This includes school counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists and will be awarded based on need. The notice inviting applications can be found here. Contact Amy Banks with any questions. The Mental Health Services Provider Demonstration grant program provides competitive grants to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers for employment in schools and districts. The grant program aims to address the supply of school-based mental health professionals. The notice inviting applications can be found here. Contact Tawanda Avery with any questions.

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