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Feds award Indiana $11.8M for home visits program

The $11.8 million Health and Human Services grant was among $386 million the federal agency awarded Thursday nationwide to support its Home Visiting Program for low-income residents.

Superintendents register concerns about ISTEP testing

Educators say cuts to students testing time aren’t enough

Testing times for the ISTEP+ exam doubled to about 12 hours when the assessment was revamped to align with new state education standards. Parent and teacher protests prompted Gov. Mike Pence to hire two consultants to work with the Department of Education to shorten the test.

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2014, file photo, Ferguson mayor James Knowles III listens during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson city leaders said Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, they haven’t heard from the U.S. Department of Justice regarding two federal investigations, one into the shooting death of Michael Brown in August and the other into the city police department’s practices. Ferguson City Attorney Stephanie Karr and Knowles said they have not been contacted by the Department of Justice about any findings, nor given a timeline for completion of the investigations, which began soon after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson fatally shot the black 18-year-old on Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Ferguson officials: No word on federal investigations

Earlier this week, Attorney General Eric Holder said he expects the Justice Department to announce the results of those investigations before he leaves office. His successor will likely be confirmed within weeks.