When the baby boomers were in school, the expectation at home was to do well in school. Doing well was defined as performing sufficiently academically and behaviorally. Failure would have significant consequences.
Finally, someone said it.
Recent revelations concerning former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett instructing his associates to raise the letter grade for Christel House Charter School (as well as several other charter schools) reveals a desperate act to prove success for an inherently flawed c…
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After Associated Press reporter Tom LoBianco's story about Tony Bennett’s manipulation of the A-F school grading system concerning Christel House Academy and another 12 charter schools, school accountability measures enacted during the past four years came under scrutiny.
DOLTON | The operators of several Chicago charter schools wanting to expand to the south suburbs said Monday they see themselves as being in cooperation — rather than competition — with existing public schools.
I guess Tony Bennett is asking us to feel sorry for him.
The Tony Bennett grade-changing scandal has the nation's education community talking excitedly about how Indiana's former superintendent of public instruction handled school accountability.
The July 31 edition of the Roundtable begins with the AP's story on how former Indiana school superintendent Tony Bennett changed the grade of failing school run by a key Republican donor.
Proponents of traditional public schools are upset about the Indiana General Assembly forgiving startup loans for charter schools — even schools that failed. They make a good point.
In an Indiana General Assembly session where so much could have been done for K-12 public schools, the super majorities in the House and Senate let those opportunities slip through their fingers.
GARY | Northwest Indiana charter schools are hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18, hosted by 21st Century Charter School, 556 Washington St
INDIANAPOLIS | They started from the bottom, but on Tuesday the 12 members of the Thea Bowman Academy boys basketball team were honored by the top political leaders in the state.
While we're glad the Indiana Supreme Court upheld Indiana's school voucher law, we're not in a rush to see that law expanded.
If you've read any of my previous columns, you'll know I'm no friend of public education. I used to have the same attitude toward charter schools.
The outlook for K-12 education might be a bit murky as educators across the state wait for new state education leader Glenda Ritz to set her agenda.
The Charter School of the Dunes in Gary's Miller area is going forward with construction of its new building even though Ball State University decided to stop sponsoring the school. It's a gutsy move, but not the only one the school needs to make.
Here we go again, listening to ingratiating promises from state government about prioritizing education and promising a whopping 1 percent increase to public school funding. It sure looks like the little pea of additional school funding is there in plain sight under the shell of public schoo…
One of the great Indiana success stories of the past decade is what we’ve accomplished in the area of education reform. I am always proud to tell the story of our state’s success in Washington, D.C., and now, as I begin my service as chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood…
New Gary school Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt is building partnerships with local universities and businesses. This can only benefit the district and its students.
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