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Rise & Shine: Tony Bennett faces ethics charge over emails

Former State Superintendent Tony Bennett was back in the news, facing an ethics complaint:

  • Indiana’s inspector general filed an ethics charge against Tony Bennett for campaigning from his office in 2012. (Chalkbeat)
  • Bennett: I made every effort to follow the rules. (Indy Star)
  • Bennett’s email to staff said to watch Ritz tape for “stupidity and inaccuracy.” (Journal Gazette)
  • Senate minority leader Tim Lanane: We need to know what happened. (NWI, WISH-TV)
  • IG: Computer records show Bennett did political work on state time. (The Statehouse File, StateImpact, AP, WIBC)

The after effects of Wednesday’s state board shootout continue to reverberate:

  • John Krull: Ritz, state board and the GOP need to act like adults. (The Statehouse File)
  • Brad Oliver gives his take on state board explosion in letter. (WISH-TV)
  • StateImpact kept its recorder rolling when the video feed was cut at Wednesday’s state board meeting. (StateImpact)

In other education news:

  • Tully: New award for IPS teachers offers $25,000 prize. (Indy Star)
  • Colorado schools, failing five straight years, could lose accreditation. (EdNews Colorado)
  • As more parents opt out of tests, what will it mean for schools? (Atlantic)

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