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    Fort Wayne Community Schools spends nearly 70 percent of its budget on student instruction, nearly 10 percentage points higher than the state average, according to figures Superintendent Wendy Robinson released Monday night.
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    Fort Wayne Community Schools officials are urging all parents to fill out their free textbook applications, which are lagging behind this year.
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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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Adams County spelling bee winners

Adams Central Elementary School

Zoe Egly, grade 5, daughter of Jason and Robin Egly, spelled intricate to win. Runner-up Abigail Smith, grade 5, daughter of Jennifer Forwerck.

Adams Central Middle School

Jadon Evans, grade 8, son of Mark and Beth Evans, spelled perforate to win. Runner-up Alexis Bloom, grade 8, daughter of Matt and Christine Bloom.

Bellmont Middle School

Lydia Roop, grade 5, daughter of Luke and Kathy Roop, spelled consignment to win. Runner-up Jana Main and Liz Helmrick, both grade 8. Main is the daughter of Dawn VanPatten and Patrick Main and Helmrick is the daughter of Stefani Helmrich and Kirk Wahl.

South Adams Elementary School

Hannah Rhoades, grade 5, daughter of Robert and Cynthia Rhoades, spelled planetarium to win. Runner-up Treyton Lehman, grade 5, son of Trent and Cathy Lehman.

South Adams Middle School

Ashley Rhoades, grade 8, daughter of Robert and Cynthia Rhoades, spelled percussion to win. Runner-up Katelin Augsburger, grade 8, daughter of Brian and Lee Anne Augsburger.

St. Joseph Elementary School

Zachary Pettibone, grade 5, son of Tom and Jennifer Pettibone, spelled exception to win. Runner-up Jax Steury, grade 5, son of Jason and Julie Steury.

St. Joseph Middle School

Evan Birch, grade 8, son of Craig and Theresa Birch, spelled elaborative to win. Runner-up Claudia Hebbie, grade 8, daughter of Joseph and Erika Hebbie.

St. Peter Immanuel Lutheran School

Madison Neher, grade 7, daughter of Jana and Chris Neher, spelled convention to win. Runner-up Hannah Myers, grade 8, daughter of Alex and Deanna Myers.

Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School

Natalie Dicke, grade 6, daughter of Keith and Nichole Dicke, spelled transfixed to win. Runner-up Carrington Bultemeier, grade 6, daughter of Corbin and Lisa Bultemeier.

Zion Lutheran School

Saige Jauregui, grade 8, daughter of Kathy and Steve Jauregui, spelled brutal to win. Runner-up Courtney Schultz, grade 8, daughter of Sam and Deb Schultz.

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