Teams from businesses around the city dressed up and joined the adult spelling bee fundraiser to support Monroe County Public Schools.
The reasons for the schools' improvement vary, say teachers and administrators.
White's office reported that high school graduation rates have jumped, but schools have failed to meet minimum education standards over the past six years.
Charter schools in Indiana set to expand greatly with Governor Daniels' signature.
A school voucher bill is on its way to Governor Mitch Daniels' desk.
Opponents of the bill say it will drain money from the traditional public school system.