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DOUG ROSS: A new lesson plan for Gary's schools

DOUG ROSS: A new lesson plan for Gary's schools

Gary Community School Corp. doesn't have a state-appointed babysitter, exactly, but it does have an Indiana Department of Education staffer, Daniel Bunderidge, on hand to offer more than a mere pat on the back. This arrangement will be worth watching.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: It's wrong to blame state's troubles on Ritz

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's wrong to blame state's troubles on Ritz

In a recent op-ed, State Board of Education member Tony Walker stated, “Indiana is in jeopardy of losing its exemption from No Child Left Behind” because of the change in the superintendent of public instruction in 2013. He further encourages us to believe “the U.S. Department of Education h…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: Misleading info from governor's appointees

July was a blitz of guest commentaries from the governor’s State Board of Education and his “shadow department of education” (known as the Center for Education and Career Innovation) appointees to influence the public that Glenda Ritz is the problem and not them.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am
PODCAST: Political Roundtable (8/14/2014)

PODCAST: Political Roundtable (8/14/2014)

This week's Roundtable discusses the outrage over the Lake County Solid Waste Management District's finances, two lawsuits by Indiana that could would affect Hoosiers and the battle between Glenda Ritz and Mike Pence

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pence's CECI is out to minimize me, my agency

As superintendent of public instruction, my sole focus has been on creating an education system of equity and high quality.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am
Communty supports revising school plan

Communty supports revising school plan

GARY | Dunbar-Pulaski eighth-grader Jazmyn Riggs urged members of the Indiana Department of Education to revise the school's improvement plan rather than closing the school or merging it with a higher performing middle school.

August 11, 2014 9:12 pm Photos

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Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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State ed department partners with Gary schools

State ed department partners with Gary schools

GARY | When school begins this fall, the Indiana Department of Education will play a more significant role in operations at the Gary Community School Corp.

August 10, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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Squabble continues, local education leaders move forward

Squabble continues, local education leaders move forward

As state officials continue to squabble over policy and procedure, local educators are getting ready for a school year with new state standards, a new state-mandated test and a budget where they may see only 1 percent in new money.

August 09, 2014 9:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

Today's topic is government dysfunction, but this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. There's too much of it for that. Instead, let's look at three examples.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is back in legal hot water after a Marion County judge ruled last week a trial is needed to determine whether the board conducted an illegal meeting.

July 29, 2014 5:27 pm Related

GOP supermajority canceled voters' choice

The editorial by the Evansville paper in The Times on July 17 misses the point.The people of Indiana elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz. Gov. Mike Pence should honor the people's choice.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

If Pence disagrees, he'll create a new board

On Nov 4, Hoosiers will elect a secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, two Supreme Court justices and two Court of Appeals judges.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: I beseech Ritz to work with state board

GUEST COMMENTARY: I beseech Ritz to work with state board

In 2011,the Indiana State Board of Education directed then Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett to pursue a waiver on the state's behalf from the federal law known as No Child Left Behind (Elementary and Secondary Education Act). No Child Left Behind mandated that Indiana school…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Stop mudslinging; let Ritz fix Indiana education

Most topics in government can be attributed to a certain political philosophy. Gay marriage, gun control and abortion are all issues that bring forth strong, deeply-rooted feelings in most people.

July 22, 2014 12:05 am

Pence shows lack of intelligence in state schools fight

Governor Pence's actions after Indiana voters rejected Tony Bennett and elected Glenda Ritz superintendent of public instruction demonstrate three potential states of mind.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Shame on Pence for end-running voters

Shame, shame, shame on Indiana Gov. Pence and six of his appointed Board of Education members (Tony Walker, David Freitas, Brad Oliver, Daniel Elsener, B.J. Watts and Gordon Hedry) for taking away State of Indiana Education policy making authority from elected Superintendent Glenda Ritz.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Candidate points to potential losses for local schools

Candidate points to potential losses for local schools

VALPARAISO | Indiana risks losing its waiver for No Child Left Behind and, with it, roughly $200 million in federal education funding.

July 11, 2014 2:00 pm

State school board sidelines Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS | The members of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's State Board of Education seized total control of the school policy panel Wednesday by reducing its statutory chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, to a mere figurehead.

July 09, 2014 6:30 pm

IDOE submits waiver request to feds

The Indiana Department of Education on Monday submitted its application for a waiver from some aspects of No Child Left Behind.

June 30, 2014 3:58 pm
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