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What Does It Mean For A School To 'Fail'?

Background

Schools classified in the lowest category of performers in the state for six consecutive years can be taken over by the Indiana State Board of Education.

Currently, 17 schools fall into this category — including about half of the high schools in the struggling Indianapolis Public School Corporation.

The Board of Education is empowered to take a number of remediation efforts, including turning over administration of the school to an outside manager or charter school operator.

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Community To Weigh In On Potential State Turnaround Plans For Evansville School

The main entrance of Glenwood Leadership Academy, a K-8 school in Evansville.

Evansville school leaders will plead their case directly to state education officials Tuesday night, hoping to convince them their newly-implemented school turnaround plan will be enough to reverse years of failing test scores at Glenwood Leadership Academy. Nearly three-quarters of Glenwood students did not pass their ISTEP+ exams this year, requiring State Board of Education […]

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