A metamorphosis will take place at a Lafayette area camp in the coming weeks. Kids attending the Hanna Summer Camp will be taking care of caterpillars until they change into butterflies. It’s in partnership with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue.
Dr. Sandy San Miguel, Associate Dean for Engagement, says campers will learn about science, math and reading.
“The overall goal is to keep them excited about learning, excited about school, so that when they go back in the fall, they haven’t forgotten everything,” she says.
The new head of Purdue Extension wants to find a better way to get information into the hands of Hoosiers.
Jason Henderson was most recently a vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He oversaw outreach programs in economic education, community development, and agricultural/rural programming. Henderson thinks that experience will transfer to Extension and benefit Hoosiers.
State education officials have hired a New Hampshire-based firm to review results of Indiana’s ISTEP exams after at least 78,000 students’ online tests froze in April.
The Indiana Department of Education will pay the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment no more than $53,000 to review the results of the ISTEP exam — a review state superintendent Glenda Ritz expects to take four to five weeks.