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Rise & Shine: Ritz vs. state board now also Ritz vs Zoeller

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Attorney General Greg Zoeller tangled over Ritz’s lawsuit against the Indiana State Board of Education Thursday:

  • Ritz, Zoeller have different takes on legal action. (Chalkbeat)
  • Attorney General Greg Zoeller files motion to dismiss Ritz’s suit. (Indy Star)
  • Retired IDOE data chief: A to F moving as fast as it could. (Journal Gazette)
  • Zoeller acts to halt Ritz lawsuit. (Indy Star/The Statehouse File)
  • Ritz: Board took action in secret. (WTHR)
  • Ritz vows to continue suit. (WISH-TV)
  • Suit “unauthorized,” Zoeller says. (RTV6)
  • Indiana AG wants Ritz lawsuit tossed. (NWI)
  • Legal expert unsure state board broke “letter of the law.” (State Impact)
  • Amos Brown: Ritz and state board in open warfare. (Indianapolis Recorder)
  • Steve Hinnefeld: Pence, state board fine with doing business in secret. (School Matters)
  • Ritz controversy came up at Mozel Sanders dinner (WTLC)

Editorial boards around the state began weighing in on the controversy:

  • Editorial: The Ritz-Republican war isn’t going to get better. (Journal Courier)
  • Editorial: Suit shows Ritz reached the breaking point. (Journal Gazette)
  • Editorial: Education is no place for partisanship (Star Press)

In other education news:

  • Earl Martin Phalen wins $50K Daniels grant (WTHR)
  • Prankster falsely raises hopes of Columbus charter school, which is still closing today. (WTHR)
  • U.S. eighth graders beat the average in science, lag in math on international test. (Washington Post)

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