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State Superintendent Of Public Instruction

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
Education groups oppose plan to license untrained teachers

Education groups oppose plan to license untrained teachers

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.

May 22, 2014 6:00 pm

Indiana quits Common Core for good

INDIANAPOLIS | Students attending Indiana elementary and high schools will learn material different from what's taught in nearly every other state in the nation, starting this fall.

March 24, 2014 12:20 pm
Taking sides in education 'civil war'

Taking sides in education 'civil war'

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has vowed the General Assembly will take steps to resolve what he describes as a "civil war" between the State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz, the state superintendent of public instruction.

November 19, 2013 11:55 am Related

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Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz

November 05, 2013 12:00 am

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
Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz

October 05, 2013 12:00 am
Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz

October 05, 2013 12:00 am
Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz

July 21, 2013 12:00 am

Ritz focuses on improving student guidance counseling

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education plans to step up its outreach to school guidance counselors this fall to help better prepare Hoosier students for careers or college.

June 18, 2013 6:15 pm

Interrupted ISTEP+ test results to get independent review

INDIANAPOLIS | A New Hampshire testing expert will determine the validity of results on Indiana's recent ISTEP+ standardized exam that saw nearly one in six student tests interrupted due to computer server problems at CTB-McGraw Hill, the test administrator.

June 10, 2013 11:45 am

Ritz seeks more funds for remedial classes

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's schools leader asked the Indiana Senate's budget writers Thursday to provide more money for remedial instruction and reduce their focus on student testing.

March 21, 2013 7:00 pm
House votes to shrink political power of teachers

House votes to shrink political power of teachers

INDIANAPOLIS | Schools would be barred from automatically deducting from paychecks the portion of teacher union dues used for political purposes under legislation approved Monday by the Indiana House.

February 25, 2013 6:30 pm Related

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Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz, a Democrat, won the Nov. 6 election for state superintendent of public instruction against current state school leader Tony Bennett, a Republican.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz, Democratic candidate for state superintendent of public instruction, appears to have won her race against Tony Bennett.

November 06, 2012 7:30 pm

Democratic candidate Glenda Ritz criticizes school grading system

GARY | With Roosevelt school standing as a backdrop, an Indianapolis-area teacher who wants to unseat state education leader Tony Bennett took center stage Friday.

October 05, 2012 6:00 pm

Dem teacher eager to take on Republican state superintendent

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indianapolis teacher who says she's fed up with the top-down education reforms of state Superintendent Tony Bennett will challenge the Republican schools chief in the November general election.

June 14, 2012 6:48 pm
MARK KIESLING: Gary Roosevelt takeover can be a winning situation

MARK KIESLING: Gary Roosevelt takeover can be a winning situation

Is this the beginning of the end or the start of a trend?

August 29, 2011 12:00 am
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