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Fort Wayne Schoolboard President Joins State Charter School Board

According to this story from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, GiaQuinta is the first of seven members who will eventually be appointed to the board.

Fort Wayne Community Schools board president Mark GiaQuinta will serve as the Indiana House Democratic representative on the new Indiana Charter School Board. Created this year under a wide-ranging charter school bill, the board is to serve as both a sponsoring and regulatory entity for charter schools Indiana House Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer of South Bend said GiaQuinta has been a passionate advocate for policies aimed at improving the quality of education for Hoosier schoolchildren.

This may be the first step toward promised charter school oversight reforms.  These independent public schools have been criticized the past for a lack of regulation which has led to inconsistent performance.

 

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