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Rise & Shine: Black students do better on ISTEP in townships, charters

Amos Brown released his annual analysis of black student ISTEP performance in Indy, which he started tweeting out early Thursday morning:

  • Brown found charters and township schools outdid IPS overall and he highlights the local schools with the highest scores for black children. (WTLC)

We also had another burst of A to F news:

  • An education department memo says A to F grades will be out by Nov. 22. (StateImpact, Chalkbeat)
  • Want to read the A to F Accountability Panel’s final report? (Chalkbeat)
  • Or would you rather we just tell you what it says? (Chalkbeat, AP)

Elsewhere in Indiana, is busing under siege in the Hoosier state? Earlier this week we had this story from the South Bend Tribune, saying busing was threatened by tax caps. Then Thursday it was:

  • Muncie schools say they will end all busing, and fire all their drivers, if a referendum fails. (Star Press)

Finally, in national education news:

  • Michelle Rhee and Diane Ravitch will debate each other, and bring friends. (
  • Visiting Gary, AFT’s Randi Weingarten says “follow the money” to understand Tony Bennett’s motivations on A to F. (NWI)
  • Shift to the Common Core means more demands on English language learners. (EdWeek)

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