School Grades Scandal
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education appears to be operating with more Republican members than permitted under Indiana law.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education has confirmed former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett improperly altered school accountability grades.
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