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No Child Left Behind Act

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
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: End of No Child Left Behind is opportunity to look forward

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: End of No Child Left Behind is opportunity to look forward

As the summer quickly comes to an end, educators, parents and students have started to gear up for another school year. For most of us, students included, this is an exciting time full of anticipation, wonder and hope. As an educator, I share these thoughts and expectations with my colleague…

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

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
DOUG ROSS: Put marriage ruling in political perspective

DOUG ROSS: Put marriage ruling in political perspective

Timing is everything. That's as true for politics and public policy as for everything else.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership is necessary to fix Indiana’s waiver woes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership is necessary to fix Indiana’s waiver woes

There is enough confusion in education right now to make any teacher or student’s head spin. Under the leadership of Superintendent Glenda Ritz, the Indiana Department of Education has failed to properly manage our state’s No Child Left Behind waiver. This oversight, or lack thereof, could p…

June 27, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislation affects federal NCLB waiver

Last month, I vowed to preserve and extend Indiana’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver from certain aspects of No Child Left Behind. Because Indiana schools rely upon the flexibility of federal dollars afforded to them through the waiver, it is important that Indiana extend its waiver.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

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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