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Paradigm shift needed in school takeovers, educators say

Paradigm shift needed in school takeovers, educators say

State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, standing left, and Gary Schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt observe a freshman biology class Friday while students Ugeneka Findley, front left, and Jara Allen work on laptops. Members of the Committee on School Turnarounds toured Theodore Roosevelt College…

September 19, 2014 2:59 pm
Paradigm shift needed in school takeovers, educators say

Paradigm shift needed in school takeovers, educators say

Daniel Bundridge, director of district improvement for the Department of Education, talks with student Stephanie Elmore, a freshman, in her biology class Friday as members of the Committee on School Turnarounds tour Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy in Gary.

September 19, 2014 2:59 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI doesn't need puppet on state board

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI doesn't need puppet on state board

It’s hard to understand the positions Tony Walker has taken in his role as a member of the Indiana State Board of Education.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

Here's what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had to say about the political climate surrounding education issues in our state: "Indiana has some very, very deep dysfunction right now, some fundamental challenges that I hope for the sake of kids that they can work through."

August 26, 2014 12:00 am
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

Gary schools, EdisonLearning continue making progress

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Department of Education leader reported that EdisonLearning and the Gary Community School Corp. are working together to resolve issues.

August 06, 2014 6:27 pm
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

TONY LUX: Parents, protect students from untrained teachers

How many parents would be comfortable having a relatively unknown, untrained and untested adult, with no previous teaching experience of any kind, take over their child’s classroom and even run their school and school system? I’m guessing not many. But this is exactly what Indiana is prepari…

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

State: 60 days is up for Roosevelt fixes

GARY | Today marks the deadline for Gary Community School Corp. to complete mold remediation and improve indoor air quality at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy.

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm

TONY LUX: New rules for licensing teachers would hurt kids

“Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability," otherwise known as REPA, are being considered for a third revision by the Indiana State Board of Education.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am

DOUG ROSS: Money talks, same-sex marriage talks, GOP balks

A potpourri can be either a medley of miscellaneous items or a mixture of flower petals and so forth used to make things smell better. Considering the topics for this column, maybe it's both.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana AFT calls on state Board of Ed to work with Ritz

The president of the American Federation of Teachers Indiana said the  organization is keeping a close eye on the Indiana State Board of Education's treatment of its elected state superintendent, Glenda Ritz.

December 29, 2013 9:00 pm Related

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Education actions speak louder than words

GUEST COMMENTARY: Education actions speak louder than words

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.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: New school rating system makes the grade

The Indiana State Board of Education voted to replace the 1-4 grade point average type of scale for calculating school performance, on the A-F system, with a more sensible 100-point measure.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Pence's olive branch to Ritz is poisoned

RICH JAMES: Pence's olive branch to Ritz is poisoned

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.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction (boy, that's a long title) Glenda Ritz filed a lawsuit against the Board of Education. Who will win this fight is unsure at this time, but the real loser with be the taxpayers who get stuck with the bill.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana State Board of Education should resign

The entire Indiana State Board of Education should resign.

October 24, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrate educators, others bringing about change

GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrate educators, others bringing about change

Much attention the last five years has been given to empowering K-12 educators in Indiana, and rightfully so.

September 18, 2013 7:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Keep moving on Common Core implementation

While people like U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita and Indiana lawmakers push back against Common Core standards, schools are going forward with implementation. The schools are right to do so.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Leave Common Core Standards in place

Indiana state Sen. Scott Schneider's legislation to overturn the Indiana State Board of Education's decision to adopt the Common Core Standards must be defeated.

January 28, 2013 12:00 am
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