Warren Township’s Hawthorne Elementary School is featured in a Chalkbeat article published this week.  Hawthorne uses a “learn-at-your-own-pace” philosophy, or what educators call “competency-based or mastery-based learning.”  Now Indiana lawmakers are looking at schools like Hawthorne as they propose a pilot program in House Bill 1386.  The pilot program would give the Indiana Department of Education authority to award grants for competency-based education programs, allowing them to model their own philosophy for competency-based learning.

Follow the link to read the article and learn more about how Indiana’s urban schools are making decisions to meet the needs of students in their classrooms.

Indiana’s urban schools offer Hoosier students a rich array of programs, services, and opportunities. IUSA appreciates the opportunity to share the stories that demonstrate what the schools have to offer and the many successes their students, faculty and staff achieve.




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