Education Archive

July 16, 2014

 

Some Hoosiers question whether the choice of a State Superintendent of Public Instruction should fall to voters or government officials.

Should Indiana’s Superintendent Be Elected Or Appointed?

Recent friction between the State Board of Education and Superintendent Glenda Ritz raises the question: should her position be appointed rather than elected?

July 15, 2014

 

Superintendent Glenda Ritz addresses the press outside July's State Board of Education meeting.

Teachers Anxious Over State Board Tension, Lack Of Movement

Infighting between State Board of Education members and Superintendent Glenda Ritz worries many Indiana teachers, who need board guidance on pressing issues.

July 14, 2014

 

Governor Mike Pence and state superintendent Glenda Ritz co-chaired the Education Roundtable meeting in June.

Online Petition: Governor Pence, Let Ritz Do Her Job

An online petition encouraging Governor Pence and his SBOE appointees to stop interfering with Ritz's job on the board has almost 500 signatures.

July 11, 2014

 

The Excel Center in Kokomo serves over 300 adult students seeking their high school diploma.

Adult High School Gives New Meaning To ‘Back To School’

The Excel Center in Kokomo, which offers adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, just finished its first year as a new charter school.

July 10, 2014

 

Tony Bennett will pay a $5,000 fine after the Inspector General ruled he did violated one ethics code during his time in office.

State Ethics Commission Accepts Bennett’s Settlement

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett will pay $5,000 for using government resources during his 2012 re-election campaign.

July 10, 2014

 

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Former Schools Chief Agrees To $5,000 Ethics Violation Fine

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett has been found guilty of ethic violations that occurred while he was in office.

July 9, 2014

 

Marcus Robinson, CEO of Tindley Schools, appeals to the State Board of Education to keep Arlington High School Operational. The board heard Robinson's testimony at Wednesday's meeting.

Takeover School Asks SBOE For Money To Operate

Arlington High School in Indianapolis asked for more funding from the State Board of Education to stay open this school year.

July 8, 2014

 

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Tensions Rev Up Ahead Of State Board Of Education Meeting

Tensions between the State Board of Education and state superintendent Glenda Ritz are increasing over board procedures and Department of Education actions.

July 7, 2014

 

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State Board Requests Changes To Meeting Procedures

The State Board of Education wants to amend portions of the board's meeting procedures after months of arguing.

July 7, 2014

 

A settlement regarding Tony Bennett's ethics violation will be released Thursday.

Ex-Superintendent Reaches Settlement In Ethics Complaint

Tony Bennett and Indiana Inspector General David Thomas reached a settlement regarding Bennett's ethics complaint.

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