Sue Loughlin has been a reporter at the Tribune-Star for more than 30 years. She covers general news with a focus on education.
State officials are taking steps to address a “critical need for child care” to assist workers providing essential services.
In South Vermillion School Corp., schools have been closed because of COVID-19 — and now spring break — but teachers have been staying in touch with students and honing their skills as they prepare for a new era of eLearning.
These days, Emily Murray and her 7-year-old daughter, Kate, sit at a table across from each other at their makeshift office — Emily using her laptop to work from home, and Kate using a family laptop to do educational or other activities set up by her mom.
The Parke County health officer, acting in his private capacity or as an individual, took out a full-page ad in the Daily Clintonian, a newspa…
A big smile across her face, Payton Padgett stood along Tippecanoe Street and held up a large sign that had the names of Franklin Elementary teachers and staff as well as a special message: "We Love You, Falcons Forever." As she did so, a large caravan of those teachers and staff drove by, part of a driving tour of the neighborhood late Tuesday morning, an effort to maintain contact with children who have been out of school since March 13 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting April 7, Vigo County's faith-based community is collaborating to provide emergency, school-age child care to essential employees during the COVID-19 crisis.