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Rise & Shine: Dueling lawyers, a new lawsuit and white flight

At Friday’s Indiana State Board of Education meeting, sparring with state Superintendent Glenda Ritz continued:

As the state board meeting was still going on, we learned Ritz’s lawsuit against the board had been thrown out:

  • The judge said Ritz can only sue with Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s help. (Chalkbeat)
  • Ritz said she was “disappointed” by the ruling. (Journal Gazette)
  • But the question of whether the state board broke transparency laws isn’t over, as four citizens filed a similar suit. (StateImpact)
  • Zoeller said he only wanted to be certain any suit followed proper procedures. (The Statehouse File, AP, Indy Star, Mason Blog, NWI)

In other Indiana education headlines over the weekend, Amos Brown dove into Marion County school demographic data and came away with some interesting findings:

  • Amos Brown: The numbers show white flight today is a township problem, not an IPS problem. (Indianapolis Recorder)
  • Ritz will propose a veterans-to-teachers scholarship program today. (The Statehouse File)
  • Gary’s Roosevelt High School is making a comeback in state takeover. (Post Tribune)
  • Ravitch: Indiana researcher says NAEP results no different than in the past. (
  • Arsenal High School freshman so impressed his choir teacher that she lets him teach. (Indy Star)
  • Carmel repeated as super regional band champions. (WTHR, Indy Star)
  • Muncie parents rallied to save Southside High School. (WTHR, Free Press)
  • Gary student fly planes as part of an after school program. (NWI)
  • Hammond might wire up school employees with recording devices. (NWI)
  • Fort Wayne is renovating 36 school buildings. (Journal Courier)
  • Two IPS high schools were recognized by U.S. News and World Report. (WFYI)
  • An audit shows a former Clinton Central treasurer owes $25,000. (RTV6)

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