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GUEST COMMENTARY: Bennett scandal threatens school accountability reforms

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.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: A or F, effective or not effective?

In this fast-paced world of accountability, the public has demanded results that can be easily understood and categorized for quick decision making. An A through F grade appears to fit that need in determining how effective our public schools are -- or does it?

March 27, 2013 11:36 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: What is the A through F school grading system?

Remember when you were in school? Hopefully, you did your best to work hard to learn. The payoff was a good grade based on your hard work and your demonstration of achievement. In recent years, schools have been labeled in much the same way.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Sounding the death knell for 'No Child Left Behind'

ANDREA NEAL: Sounding the death knell for 'No Child Left Behind'

According to U.S News & World Report, it is one of the nation's best large high schools.

February 15, 2012 12:00 am

Indiana to get waiver for No Child Left Behind

Local superintendents were pleased to hear Thursday that Indiana was one of 10 states receiving a federal waiver from certain requirements within the No Child Left Behind education law.

February 10, 2012 9:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Parents are key education reform component

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Parents are key education reform component

Education has long been the whipping child for society's ills. As we recently celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, we were reminded of how social inequality has affected our nation. As a nation, we continue to strive for educational equality for all students. In the quest f…

January 29, 2012 12:00 am
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