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School Grades

Local schools continue to focus on improving schools

While school grades have not been officially released by the Indiana Department of Education, school districts have known their preliminary grades for about a month.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm

State Board of Education delays release of school grades

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education postponed the expected release of 2013-14 grades for thousands of Indiana schools Wednesday, instead voting to wait three weeks for five possibly incorrect school ratings to be confirmed.

October 15, 2014 3:10 pm Related
State ed board skeptical of new school grading model

State ed board skeptical of new school grading model

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana education officials are on track to replace the state's hard-to-understand opaque system for rating schools using letter grades with a new hard-to-understand opaque system for rating schools using letter grades.

October 01, 2014 4:55 pm Related
Gary schools announces improved grades

Gary schools announces improved grades

GARY | While Gary schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt maintains she does not like the way the state of Indiana grades schools, she released preliminary grades Wednesday showing several schools improved.

September 17, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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State Board of Education settles illegal meeting claim

State Board of Education settles illegal meeting claim

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education has agreed — without admitting misconduct — to settle a lawsuit alleging it held an illegal meeting Oct. 16 when board members privately drafted and approved a letter via email requesting legislative assistance in calculating 2012-13 school grades.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

Trial to determine if State Board of Education conducted illegal meeting

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education is back in legal hot water after a Marion County judge ruled last week a trial is needed to determine whether the board conducted an illegal meeting.

July 29, 2014 5:27 pm Related
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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