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Rise & Shine: More state tests would accompany new A to F rules

News from the final meeting of the A to F review panel:

  • State accountability panel’s A to F proposal would add new state tests. (Chalkbeat)
  • Here’s eight changes recommended by the A to F panel. (StateImpact)
  • New model for grading schools advances. (NWI)
  • Only one vote goes against panel’s A to F recommendations. (Journal Gazette)
  • Revamped A to F system gets initial approval. (Indy Star)

In other news:

  • Elsener: Ritz and state board members should focus on their jobs. (Chalkbeat)
  • Listen to Elsener’s interview on Afternoons with Amos. (WTLC)
  • Indiana’s education war is notable for hardball tactics. (AP)
  • Indiana Week In Review tackles the Ritz lawsuit story. (WFYI)
  • A new state board member promises to go on a listening tour. (WTHR, NWI, IndyPolitics)
  • IPS’ new superintendent is listening and learning the district. (WTHR)
  • Nurses and support staff got pay raises in Fort Wayne. (Journal Gazette)
  • United Way will start giving grants to charter schools and child care centers. (Indiana Public Radio)
  • IPS students are preparing for trip to Africa. (Indy Star)
  • Jan Resseger: Fort Wayne school board president makes the case against A to F. (Jan Resseger)
  • Gates, Bloomberg, Jobs pour millions into Colorado ballot issue (EdNews Colorado)
  • Is the SAT making a generation of bad writers? (NPR)
  • Common Core testing halted in NJ after questions are posted online (NY Times)
  • Joe The Plumber weighs in on Ritz lawsuit. (Joe For America)