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In this settlement agreement, the Indiana State Board of Education refused to admit it was wrong to hold a meeting via email but agreed to pay the plaintiff's legal expenses.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and State Board of Education member David Freitas listen at recent board meeting at Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne.
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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.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and the State Board of Education have continued to make great strides on improving schools and overall education in Indiana.
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…
July was a blitz of guest commentaries from the governor’s State Board of Education and his “shadow department of education” (known as the Center for Education and Career Innovation) appointees to influence the public that Glenda Ritz is the problem and not them.
As superintendent of public instruction, my sole focus has been on creating an education system of equity and high quality.
Today's topic is government dysfunction, but this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. There's too much of it for that. Instead, let's look at three examples.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | With 11 months to go until deadline, Illinois officials are still working out the details of upcoming mergers of Regional Offices of Education around the state.
Several years ago, my local Republican township trustee appointed me to a regional waste district board. Members of that board attempted to change the governing rules over how board appointments were made because they did not agree with the policies of the township trustee.
INDIANAPOLIS | The members of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's State Board of Education seized total control of the school policy panel Wednesday by reducing its statutory chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, to a mere figurehead.
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…
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.
Educating today’s children is one of life’s most important tasks.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.
INDIANAPOLIS | The $10 million preschool pilot program that Gov. Mike Pence named a top accomplishment of the 2014 legislative session won't be paying for any Hoosier children to attend preschool until at least 2015.
Teachers in Indiana normally go through four years of instruction in how to teach, then begin work on a master's degree once they are placed in charge of a classroom.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary, joined a coalition of Hoosier education groups Thursday urging the State Board of Education to reconsider its plan to create a new teacher license that requires no teacher training prior to entering the classroom.
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