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Three Gary schools shine

Three Gary schools shine

GARY | Although 13 of 16 Gary schools have been graded D or F by the Indiana Department of Education, three elementary schools are shining stars.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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State lawmakers face packed agenda

State lawmakers face packed agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday -- postponed from Monday due to snow and extreme cold -- for a 10-week session that's almost certain to garner national attention, put more than $1 billion in local government funding at risk and determine the future of Ind…

January 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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IDOE gives Ambassador Academy an F

GARY | Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary, which has some 370 students, many of whom are using state vouchers, earned an F as its grade for 2013.

December 20, 2013 2:05 pm
Indiana State Board of Education approves school grades

Indiana State Board of Education approves school grades

Many of the region's public high schools earned an A from the Indiana Department of Education, though some earned lower grades and many of the local middle and elementary schools struggled.

December 20, 2013 2:00 pm Photos

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Schools to get 2012-13 grades Friday -- maybe

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is scheduled to issue grades to Indiana schools Friday reflecting student and teacher performance during the 2012-13 school year.

December 19, 2013 11:07 am
New measure to grade schools clears first hurdle

New measure to grade schools clears first hurdle

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education reluctantly approved the framework of a new A-F school grading system Wednesday to meet a legal deadline, but members insisted there remains much work to be done before the revised accountability model is ready to be used.

November 13, 2013 1:20 pm Photos

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Judge dismisses Ritz lawsuit against State Board of Education

Judge dismisses Ritz lawsuit against State Board of Education

INDIANAPOLIS | A Marion County judge ruled Friday that Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, cannot use her Department of Education attorneys to sue the Republican-appointed State Board of Education.

November 08, 2013 4:30 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
Judge weighs whether to toss Ritz lawsuit

Judge weighs whether to toss Ritz lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | A judge is likely to rule Friday on Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request to throw out the lawsuit state schools chief Glenda Ritz filed last month against the State Board of Education.

November 05, 2013 6:15 pm Related

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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

New model for grading schools advances

INDIANAPOLIS | Seventeen Hoosier education and business leaders working together more than 50 hours in seven meetings over the past five weeks have crafted what may become the second generation of Indiana's school grading system.

October 28, 2013 7:30 pm

Ritz: Suit has nothing to do with politics, only procedure

INDIANAPOLIS | The personal and political hostility that has, at times, disrupted and distracted the State Board of Education over the past nine months could hit a new high next week.

October 27, 2013 11:15 pm

Hearing on Ritz lawsuit set for Nov. 5

INDIANAPOLIS | Marion Circuit Judge Louis Rosenberg will hear oral arguments Nov. 5 on whether to throw out Glenda Ritz's lawsuit against the State Board of Education.

October 25, 2013 2:29 pm
Walker fights Ritz lawsuit against state school board

Walker fights Ritz lawsuit against state school board

INDIANAPOLIS | A Merrillville attorney has asked a judge to throw out the lawsuit filed Tuesday by State Superintendent Glenda Ritz against Tony Walker, of Gary, a member of the State Board of Education.

October 23, 2013 9:19 pm Photos

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Ritz sues State Board of Education

Ritz sues State Board of Education

INDIANAPOLIS | State Superintendent Glenda Ritz sued the State Board of Education on Tuesday, alleging the panel held an illegal meeting by drafting and submitting a letter requesting a legislative agency calculate 2011-12 school grades instead of the Department of Education.

October 22, 2013 2:38 pm Photos

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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

Expert claims state education changes harming economic development

INDIANAPOLIS | A former region schools leader delivered to state lawmakers Wednesday a blistering critique of recent changes to Indiana education policy and their negative impacts on economic development.

October 09, 2013 1:57 pm
State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine

State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine

INDIANAPOLIS | Personality and political conflicts on the State Board of Education make it increasingly likely the panel will fail to set new, effective criteria for rating school performance using A-F grades by Nov. 15, as required by law.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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State education board fixes school grading glitch

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education approved a plan Wednesday designed to produce more accurate ratings of Indiana schools with nontraditional grade groupings.

October 02, 2013 7:24 pm

Project to overhaul state's school ratings begins

INDIANAPOLIS | A Statehouse committee room seemed more like a classroom Thursday as the group of education and community leaders charged with developing a new rating system for Indiana schools met for the first time.

September 19, 2013 12:55 pm
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