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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, […]

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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