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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - "Six people inducted into Indianapolis Public Schools' Hall of Fame on Thursday"

From an Indianapolis Star story today by Maureen C. Gilmer, who writes that one of the six honorees will be:

Theodore R. Boehm, former Indiana Supreme Court justice who graduated from Shortridge High School in 1956. * * *

Boehm, who today is a partner with Hoover Hull Turner LLP, said Shortridge was a "fabulous public high school," routinely rated among the top 10 in the country in that era. "You could take Russian, Greek, calculus ... . I grew up in an age with some really terrific teachers who in today's world would be doctors and lawyers, but they were teachers at the high school and elementary level."

He rattled off several English and math teachers who made a difference in his education, recalling an eighth-grade teacher at School 43 who not only taught the structure of language, "but also pounded into us an extensive vocabulary and made us do a lot of reading so I was well-prepared for high school."

Today's IPS faces different challenges than it did 60 years ago, but Boehm is encouraged by the school system's willingness to respond to change and try different programming. Time will tell how successful those initiatives will be, he said.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 10, 2016 10:05 AM
Posted to Indiana Government