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McCormick Aims To Pull Politics Out Of State Superintendent Job

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce endorsed Jennifer McCormick Monday for state superintendent.

One of the few races all Hoosiers get to vote for this election is for superintendent of public instruction. The state superintendent runs the Department of Education and chairs the State Board of Education. In the second of a two-part series looking at the candidates in this race, we look at Republican new-comer Jennifer McCormick. At a […]

As She Battles For Re-Election, A Look At Glenda Ritz’s First Term

State superintendent Glenda Ritz responds to education legislation passed during the 2016 session. (photo credit: Claire McInerny/ Indiana Public Broadcasting)

One of the few races all Hoosiers get to vote for this election is for superintendent of public instruction. The state superintendent runs the Department of Education and chairs the State Board of Education. In the first of a two-part series looking at the candidates in this race, we look at Democrat incumbent Glenda Ritz. When […]

High School Grad Rates Up Nationally, Down In Indiana

Federal officials announced this week the national high school graduation rate reached an all-time high of 83 percent for the 2014-2015 school year. But while the rate is up nationally, Indiana’s graduation rate decreased for the first time since 2010. During the 2013–2014 school year, Indiana’s four-year high school graduation rate was 87.9 percent. One […]

WATCH: State Superintendent Candidates Debate

The candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction held their first and only debate in Fort Wayne Monday. The candidates have similar viewpoints on policy issues, but differ on how they would lead Indiana’s Department of Education. Republican Jennifer McCormick criticized the way her opponent, Democratic incumbent Glenda Ritz, communicates with Indiana schools. “It’s becoming […]

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