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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
Open Door Law settlement

Open Door Law settlement

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.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am
State Board of Education

State Board of Education

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.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

Increasing voter turnout is vital to promoting a healthy democracy and building support for the democratic process.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am
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
MICHAEL NEAL: Ritz should follow the lead of Pence, state school board

MICHAEL NEAL: Ritz should follow the lead of Pence, state school board

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and the State Board of Education have continued to make great strides on improving schools and overall education in Indiana.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: It's wrong to blame state's troubles on Ritz

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's wrong to blame state's troubles on Ritz

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…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

TONY LUX: Misleading info from governor's appointees

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.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pence's CECI is out to minimize me, my agency

As superintendent of public instruction, my sole focus has been on creating an education system of equity and high quality.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

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.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
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

Regional Education Office consolidation not easy

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.

July 21, 2014 4:21 pm

Education move is slap in the face of Hoosier citizens

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.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am

State school board sidelines Ritz

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.

July 09, 2014 6:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership is necessary to fix Indiana’s waiver woes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership is necessary to fix Indiana’s waiver woes

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…

June 27, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislation affects federal NCLB waiver

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.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana shouldn't lower teacher licensing standards

Educating today’s children is one of life’s most important tasks.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.

June 04, 2014 3:30 pm Related

Preschool pilot program won't be ready for fall

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.

June 02, 2014 7:30 pm
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