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EDITORIAL: Focus more attention on remediation

The latest A-F school accountability grades in Indiana are finally out, accompanied by the customary grumbling or bragging.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Board should admit error, vow to change

As the Indiana State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz continue to battle, rather than settle their differences, one point about a previous board tactic must not escape notice.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am
Mediator unable to resolve conflicts between Ritz, State Board of Education

Mediator unable to resolve conflicts between Ritz, State Board of Education

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-appointed State Board of Education and its chairwoman Glenda Ritz, the elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, met Wednesday with a mediator trying to resolve the procedural, policy and personal conflicts that have turned recent board meet…

December 04, 2013 1:40 pm Related
New state agency mired in controversy

New state agency mired in controversy

INDIANAPOLIS | The Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency, was established by Republican Gov. Mike Pence to integrate education and workforce training in Indiana by uniting various school and employment boards and agencies under a single umbrella.

November 24, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: Pence's olive branch to Ritz is poisoned

RICH JAMES: Pence's olive branch to Ritz is poisoned

Just when you thought Gov. Mike Pence’s quest to take control of education couldn’t be any more blatant, he turned things up a notch.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am
Pence seeks outside help to stop State Board of Education fights

Pence seeks outside help to stop State Board of Education fights

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has turned to the National Association of State Boards of Education for guidance in resolving ongoing disputes between Indiana's State Board of Education and Glenda Ritz, the state superintendent of public instruction.

November 15, 2013 5:00 pm Related
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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How can appointed board not help superintendent?

So Tony Walker wants to know, "How can you work with 10 people that you are suing?"

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

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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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

Indiana AG wants Ritz lawsuit tossed

INDIANAPOLIS | The lawsuit filed Tuesday by State Superintendent Glenda Ritz against the members of the State Board of Education appears headed for a quick dismissal.

October 24, 2013 3:00 pm Photos

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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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State education board trying to bypass Ritz on school grades

State education board trying to bypass Ritz on school grades

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-appointed State Board of Education appears ready to ignore state law concerning A-F school grades in its latest attempt to circumvent Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction.

October 21, 2013 1:56 pm Related

EdisonLearning touts its successes

GARY | EdisonLearning reported to the Indiana Department of Education it has made strides at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy, though it conceded it still faces challenges.

October 07, 2013 5:30 pm Related

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State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine

State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine

INDIANAPOLIS | Personality and political conflicts on the State Board of Education make it increasingly likely the panel will fail to set new, effective criteria for rating school performance using A-F grades by Nov. 15, as required by law.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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State education board fixes school grading glitch

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education approved a plan Wednesday designed to produce more accurate ratings of Indiana schools with nontraditional grade groupings.

October 02, 2013 7:24 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrate educators, others bringing about change

GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrate educators, others bringing about change

Much attention the last five years has been given to empowering K-12 educators in Indiana, and rightfully so.

September 18, 2013 7:45 pm
'Independent' has lengthy GOP background

'Independent' has lengthy GOP background

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education appears to be operating with more Republican members than permitted under Indiana law.

September 08, 2013 10:15 pm Photos

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Republican hits on Ritz keep coming

Republican hits on Ritz keep coming

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite a majority of Hoosiers electing her to lead their schools, the governor-appointed State Board of Education appears determined to push aside Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction. 

September 04, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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