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As the Indiana State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz continue to battle, rather than settle their differences, one point about a previous board tactic must not escape notice.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-appointed State Board of Education and its chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, met Wednesday with a mediator trying to resolve the procedural, policy and personal conflicts that have turned recent board meet…
The current status of education policy and administration in Indiana, as professed by Republicans, can best be summed up by applying the apt title of Diane Ravitch's new book, "Reign of Error."
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's open meetings watchdog is warning state and local government officials that using email to discuss public policy issues among themselves can appear improper, even though the practice is not necessarily prohibited by law.
At last month's meeting of the Indiana State Board of Education, Hoosiers saw the result of both Gov. Mike Pence's own actions and those of his appointed board members.
The executive order issued by the governor’s office creating the new Center for Education and Career Innovation signals a new paradigm in state government. This order states that because the Legislature gave the governor certain appointments on various board members (e.g., the State Board of…
INDIANAPOLIS | The Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency, was established by Republican Gov. Mike Pence to integrate education and workforce training in Indiana by uniting various school and employment boards and agencies under a single umbrella.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence seems to have thrown transparency and conservatism out the window just 10 months into office.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Democratic candidate for state auditor believes a lack of transparency is concealing spending by Republican Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency that has clashed repeatedly with the Indiana Department of Education.
Just when you thought Gov. Mike Pence’s quest to take control of education couldn’t be any more blatant, he turned things up a notch.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has vowed the General Assembly will take steps to resolve what he describes as a "civil war" between the State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz, the state superintendent of public instruction.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has turned to the National Association of State Boards of Education for guidance in resolving ongoing disputes between Indiana's State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz, the state superintendent of public instruction.
Indiana’s students and schools have made great progress in recent years. According to the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Indiana is improving at the second-fastest rate of any state in the country. We owe this progress to the hard work of our students, te…
Thursday's nwi.com Political Roundtable discussion dealt with Obamacare and K-12 education in Indiana. You might think of those two topics as completely separate discussions, but I see some parallels between them.
INDIANAPOLIS | After working together Wednesday to adopt a new framework for grading schools, the State Board of Education dissolved into chaos when its chairwoman, Glenda Ritz, abruptly adjourned the meeting and board members attempted to carry on without her.
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.
I very rarely write a response to criticism. However, when I am accused of letting children suffer at the hands of politics, I feel compelled to clear the air.
INDIANAPOLIS | The personal and political hostility that has, at times, disrupted and distracted the State Board of Education over the past nine months could hit a new high next week.
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite a majority of Hoosiers electing her to lead their schools, the governor-appointed State Board of Education appears determined to push aside Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's creation of a new state jobs agency left Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz complaining she wasn't consulted, even though education is a vital aspect of the new agency's mission.
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