ICSB members voted 5-2 to deny the request for one of the state’s oldest charter schools.
Former State Superintendent Tony Bennett is defending his decision to change the letter grade of a school operated by an influential Republican donor.
Leaders on both sides of the aisle appear in favor of charter school expansion, but there’s disagreement about the rules for establishing a such an institution.
A proposal currently being debated at the Indiana Statehouse would expand charter schools in Indiana.
Speaker Brian Bosma, the bill’s author, said charter schools are not a cure-all, but do offer choice and possible change.
The International School of Columbus is now under the leadership of its fourth head of school in the last two years.
The Hoosier State is one of only five states whose charter students perform better in both reading and math than their traditional public school counterparts.