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DOE Memo: Indiana Schools Will Have A-F Grades By November 22

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Indiana schools will have their state-issued A-F performance ratings by Nov. 22, according to a proposed timeline the state’s Department of Education sent to district superintendents this week. Nov. 22 is also the suggested date of an as-yet-unscheduled meeting of the State Board of Education, during which the panel could approve “final letter grades for [...]

For Handful Of Schools ‘Harmed’ In Bennett A-F Grade Changes, What Are The Options?

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz chairs the September 2013 meeting of the State Board of Education.

Though Tony Bennett‘s controversial changes to Indiana’s A-F school rating formula left more than 160 schools with higher grades, another relative handful of schools saw worse grades. Should state officials throw those grades out? Keep them? Raise them? And what about next year’s grades? Those are the thorny questions Bennett’s successor, state superintendent Glenda Ritz, [...]

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