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School Grades Scandal

Bennett accused of using state resources for campaigning

Bennett accused of using state resources for campaigning

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Tony Bennett improperly used taxpayer-funded equipment to support his unsuccessful 2012 re-election campaign for state superintendent of public instruction, according to a complaint filed Thursday by Indiana's ethics watchdog.

November 14, 2013 2:50 pm Related

State Board of Education pushes school grade release to December

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite its repeated complaints that Glenda Ritz has taken too long to calculate school grades, the State Board of Education voted Friday to delay the public release of grades until the end of December.

November 08, 2013 2:48 pm Related
Indiana has struggled to devise school grading systems

Indiana has struggled to devise school grading systems

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence makes it sound like the simplest thing in the world: "We grade our kids every day in the classroom; we can grade our schools every year."

November 02, 2013 9:00 pm Related
State education board trying to bypass Ritz on school grades

State education board trying to bypass Ritz on school grades

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-appointed State Board of Education appears ready to ignore state law concerning A-F school grades in its latest attempt to circumvent Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction.

October 21, 2013 1:56 pm Related
Pelath questions pace of Bennett grade change investigation

Pelath questions pace of Bennett grade change investigation

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath wants to know why it's taking so long for the state ethics watchdog to determine if Republican Tony Bennett, the former superintendent of public instruction, improperly manipulated school grades prior to the 2012 election.

October 15, 2013 2:15 pm Photos

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'Independent' has lengthy GOP background

'Independent' has lengthy GOP background

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education appears to be operating with more Republican members than permitted under Indiana law.

September 08, 2013 10:15 pm Photos

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Bennett changes to school grades improved ratings of 22 region schools

Bennett changes to school grades improved ratings of 22 region schools

INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-two Northwest Indiana schools received higher state-issued grades for the 2011-12 school year after the former head of the Indiana Department of Education adjusted the grading system when a favored charter school initially earned a C.

September 06, 2013 1:10 pm Photos

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Governor won't give up on letter grades for Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is insisting Indiana schools be graded for the 2012-13 school year, even though the state's grading system has proven to be easily manipulated and thousands of students had their standardized exams interrupted in April by computer errors.

August 15, 2013 6:30 pm
Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals

Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals

INDIANAPOLIS | Top Democrats in the Indiana General Assembly are using the Tony Bennett school grade-changing scandal to demand a broader investigation of the state's Republican-controlled executive branch.

August 08, 2013 6:00 pm Related

State confirms Bennett altered school grades

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education has confirmed former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett improperly altered school accountability grades.

August 07, 2013 12:24 pm
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