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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 [...]

What They're Saying About Indiana's New A-F School Letter Grades

To mark the release of Indiana’s 2012 A-F school letter grades, state superintendent Tony Bennett stopped by Broad Ripple High School — a school that, after years of consecutive F’s, received a B this year. It matched Bennett’s message to press assembled at the Indianapolis magnet school: The state’s letter grades, he says, represent “positive news” [...]

Why One Indiana District's Frustrated With The New A-F School Letter Grades

Monroe County Community School Corporation superintendent Judy DeMuth addresses a gathering in Bloomington in 2011.

A disagreement over how to count one student could make a big difference for one school in Monroe County Community Schools, that district’s superintendent says. Judy DeMuth says MCCSC administrators have filed an appeal with Indiana Department of Education officials over the preliminary A-F letter grade they gave a Bloomington school (she can’t say which [...]

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