Keith Klein (Photo: City of Bloomington)
Today is a National Day of Service celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and is the only federal holiday encouraging Americans to volunteer.
Nonprofits are feeling the impact of COVID-19. A majority are working the hardest they’ve ever, serving communities in desperate need of their basic needs to survive: food, transportation, medical supplies, safe housing.”
There are In-person and virtual volunteer opportunities today and year-round.
A group of Indiana Democratic lawmakers called on Gov. Holcomb to open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to teachers.
Before Indiana’s age-based rollout was announced, earlier statements gave teachers hope they’d be in the second wave of vaccinations.
The Senate’s Education Committee Democratic members petitioned Gov. Holcomb to include teachers, now.
The Indiana Department of Education says the 2020 graduation rate, increased from 87.29 percent in 2019 to 87.69 percent.
“This modest improvement in Indiana’s 2020 graduation rate is encouraging,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. “As evidenced by data and research, we know a person’s educational attainment impacts their future quality of life, health, living wage employment and sustained earning.
That’s why it’s critical we continue to increase the number of students graduating from high school, as well as encourage strategic K-12, postsecondary and employer partnerships to maximize lifelong success for every Hoosier student.”
The 2020 state graduation rate reflects the State Board of Education’s waiver of the Graduation Qualifying Exam requirement for the 2020 cohort, which could not be administered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lottery players have another chance this week since there were no winners of the top prize for both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots last week.
Powerball jackpot grows to $730M; Mega Millions to be $850M.