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Schools

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    INDIANAPOLIS - Education advocates pressured GOP Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday to reconsider seeking a federal preschool grant, but the governor rejected calls to apply for up to $80 million in funding.
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    Allen County officials say they are waiting to see where future funding will come from for statewide prekindergarten now that Gov. Mike Pence has withdrawn an application for $80 million in federal funds.
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    Michele Berkes-Adams tried several public and charter schools before she withdrew her 14-year-old son, Caedmon, and daughter, Delphi, 12, and started schooling them herself.“My son has Asperger’s.
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marching bands

Fourteen area marching bands are headed to semistate competition after performing Saturday at regionals.

Marching bands performed at four regional sites with the goal of performing in the state finals, which take place Nov. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Most area bands competed Saturday at Chesterton High School and Lafayette Jefferson High School.

At Chesterton High School, according to IndianaMarching.com, Homestead, Carroll, Northrop and Snider earned gold ratings and advanced to semistate competition.

In Class C, Concordia, Angola, Norwell and Leo earned gold ratings and advanced to semistate competition. Heritage and Garrett earned silver ratings and Wawasee earned a bronze rating.

At Lafayette Jefferson, Adams Central, Woodlan and Bluffton earned gold ratings and advanced to semistate in Class D. Eastside earned a silver rating.

In Class B, DeKalb, East Noble and North Side earned gold ratings and advanced to semistate. Columbia City earned a gold rating.

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