Superintendent Of Public Instruction
Like it or not, Indiana's ISTEP+ is a high-stakes test. This week's interruptions to the testing process are disgraceful.
Three area high schools joined Indiana's Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program, created to increase college- and career-readiness, administered by the University of Notre Dame.
The Indiana General Assembly's shoot-from-the-hip idea of having secret armed personnel carry guns in schools, like air marshals, had a number of serious flaws, one of them potentially fatal.
What is it with the last two governors and the General Assembly’s obsession with rating and grading Indiana’s schools?
The outlook for K-12 education might be a bit murky as educators across the state wait for new state education leader Glenda Ritz to set her agenda.
As the House Democratic members of the Education Committee, we are privileged to serve as the standard-bearer for new Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz.
EAST CHICAGO | The nine members of the city's first popularly elected School Board stood arm in arm Saturday onstage at the East Chicago Central High School auditorium after being sworn in to confront one of the most challenging jobs in the state.
There were rumblings this summer and fall that Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett might have a race on his hand.
INDIANAPOLIS | Glenda Ritz, the newly elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, isn't going to let a state government controlled by Republicans stop her from making changes she believes will improve Indiana's schools.
In keeping with this week's Thanksgiving theme, I'm offering a cornucopia of topics for comment.
On Election Day, as I headed to my office to watch the returns, I stopped to pick up some Chinese carryout.
Mitch Daniels used his first term to get Indiana’s fiscal house in order. His second term sealed his reputation as the education reform governor.
The battle lines are clearly drawn in the race for Indiana's superintendent of public instruction. It's not just Republican vs. Democrat, but also the status quo vs. rapid change. We support reforms.
It seems that across the country, public schools are being attacked and teachers are being vilified. Politicians champion aggressive reform that essentially dismantles public education in order to replace it with a privatized education systems.
Indiana's school funding formula is a favorite target for criticism, and that sport could grow even more popular in the future. Performance-based pay for school districts would add a whole new wrinkle to this complicated calculation.
Indiana's school accountability law is not just a series of vague threats. Action has to be taken for the accountability to be real. And finally that action is occurring.
This last legislative session is but a distant memory. The state legislators have returned to their homes and their daily lives, and now all that is left is the litigation stemming from their actions. Many of the actions taken in this past session were illegal, and some were, in my opinion, …
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Our Secretary of Hack, Charlie White, emerged "triumphantly" from an Indiana Recount Commission last week which voted 3-0 to let him keep his job — at least for now.
Much of the testimony at public hearings on turnaround efforts for troubled schools stressed the desire for local control. But what has been the result of the local control?
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