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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” […]

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