The IDOE collected I-STEP attendance data to help determine whether some schools should be shut down because of poor performance.
Speaker Brian Bosma, the bill’s author, said charter schools are not a cure-all, but do offer choice and possible change.
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.
These days, Bennett seems to spend much of his time traveling around the state campaigning on behalf of his model of education reform.
The plan that focuses on teacher pay and assessments, more charter schools and added accountability.
Monroe County Community School Corporation officials disappointed with some suggestions made during the state’s first “State of Education" address.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett is holding meetings this month with teachers around the state.
The governor and state superintendent hope REPA raises test scores, but some educators say a reduced emphasis on teaching methods could hurt Hoosier students.