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Bennett talks about engaging kids

By April 26, 2012No Comments

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The state superintendent of public instruction was in Fort Wayne Monday for a unique discussion. Dr. Tony Bennett was at The Crossing Educational Center. He met with students and parents there to develop new and better ways to keep kids engaged in their education. Bennett said it’s a process that’s more difficult than most people think. “Many times students become unsatisfied or for disciplinary reasons or other reasons they leave our schools and never come back, and it’s probably one of the most difficult things for our education system and our state because we know the financial distress those students will likely face,” said Bennett. Bennett said he hopes to hold similar conversations in other communities around the state. The Crossing Educational Center of Fort Wayne opened its doors in July of 2011 and currently services 60 students at its school, located at 3701 S. Calhoun St. Bennett also talked about how the alternative school fits into his vision for education in the state and heard the school’s executive director outline The Crossing’s philosophy]]>