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Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time

Legislative preview: Lots to do, little time

The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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New measure to grade schools clears first hurdle

New measure to grade schools clears first hurdle

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education reluctantly approved the framework of a new A-F school grading system Wednesday to meet a legal deadline, but members insisted there remains much work to be done before the revised accountability model is ready to be used.

November 13, 2013 1:20 pm Photos

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State Board of Education pushes school grade release to December

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite its repeated complaints that Glenda Ritz has taken too long to calculate school grades, the State Board of Education voted Friday to delay the public release of grades until the end of December.

November 08, 2013 2:48 pm Related
Indiana has struggled to devise school grading systems

Indiana has struggled to devise school grading systems

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence makes it sound like the simplest thing in the world: "We grade our kids every day in the classroom; we can grade our schools every year."

November 02, 2013 9:00 pm Related

New model for grading schools advances

INDIANAPOLIS | Seventeen Hoosier education and business leaders working together more than 50 hours in seven meetings over the past five weeks have crafted what may become the second generation of Indiana's school grading system.

October 28, 2013 7:30 pm
Walker fights Ritz lawsuit against state school board

Walker fights Ritz lawsuit against state school board

INDIANAPOLIS | A Merrillville attorney has asked a judge to throw out the lawsuit filed Tuesday by State Superintendent Glenda Ritz against Tony Walker, of Gary, a member of the State Board of Education.

October 23, 2013 9:19 pm Photos

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Ritz sues State Board of Education

Ritz sues State Board of Education

INDIANAPOLIS | State Superintendent Glenda Ritz sued the State Board of Education on Tuesday, alleging the panel held an illegal meeting by drafting and submitting a letter requesting a legislative agency calculate 2011-12 school grades instead of the Department of Education.

October 22, 2013 2:38 pm Photos

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Expert claims state education changes harming economic development

INDIANAPOLIS | A former region schools leader delivered to state lawmakers Wednesday a blistering critique of recent changes to Indiana education policy and their negative impacts on economic development.

October 09, 2013 1:57 pm
State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine

State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine

INDIANAPOLIS | Personality and political conflicts on the State Board of Education make it increasingly likely the panel will fail to set new, effective criteria for rating school performance using A-F grades by Nov. 15, as required by law.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Project to overhaul state's school ratings begins

INDIANAPOLIS | A Statehouse committee room seemed more like a classroom Thursday as the group of education and community leaders charged with developing a new rating system for Indiana schools met for the first time.

September 19, 2013 12:55 pm
Bennett changes to school grades improved ratings of 22 region schools

Bennett changes to school grades improved ratings of 22 region schools

INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-two Northwest Indiana schools received higher state-issued grades for the 2011-12 school year after the former head of the Indiana Department of Education adjusted the grading system when a favored charter school initially earned a C.

September 06, 2013 1:10 pm Photos

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State confirms Bennett altered school grades

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education has confirmed former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett improperly altered school accountability grades.

August 07, 2013 12:24 pm

Pence cheers school vouchers, charter schools at rally

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wholeheartedly embraced charter schools and Indiana's private school voucher program during a Statehouse rally Monday where he declared "education reform rocks."

March 11, 2013 6:30 pm

House, Senate earn 'incomplete' on changes to A-F school rating system

INDIANAPOLIS | Plans to reform the A-F grading system used to rate Indiana schools hit roadblocks in the House and Senate Monday, but the idea will likely be revived during the two months remaining in the legislative session.

February 26, 2013 4:15 pm
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