Following a news conference at 10 a.m. April 4, State Superintendent of Instruction Dr. Suellen Reed issued this media release. It details state trends and expectations as public schools across Indiana work hard to meet the challenges of meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). AYP requirements are spelled out by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation.
With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.