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April 13, 2017
How vouchers transformed Indiana: Private schools now live or die by test scores, too
Low test scores have cost 16 schools the right to accept new vouchers. At least three have closed.
how's it going?
March 23, 2017
She’s no Tony Bennett or Glenda Ritz — Jennifer McCormick is charting her own course as Indiana’s schools chief
More than two months into her administration, educators and advocates are praising McCormick’s focus and remain optimistic about her tenure.
changing of the guard
November 23, 2016
Will Indiana Republicans now move to make the state superintendent job appointed?
With Glenda Ritz in the role, Republicans pushed to limit the superintendent's powers.
November 15, 2016
As Trump education secretary speculation heats up, Indiana names top the list
Education policy watchers have cited Tony Bennett and Luke Messer as possible candidates.
October 31, 2016
With days to the election, these questions loom large over the future of Indiana schools
What direction will Indiana choose and how will affect schools?
July 26, 2016
In replacing Pence in governors race, Holcomb calls for cooperation on education
Indiana’s Republican party today solved one political mystery by naming Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb as its candidate for governor but, for educators, another huge question…
January 27, 2016
A challenger for Glenda Ritz could emerge this week
Yorktown Superintendent Jennifer McCormick plans an announcement about the superintendent race Thursday.
July 15, 2015
The basics of Indiana’s NCLB waiver: An ongoing debate
In 2012, Indiana negotiated a waiver from sanctions of NCLB, making promises to the federal government in exchange. Ever since, managing it has been a bit messy.
July 13, 2015
The basics of Mike Pence on education: A battle for control
As governor, Mike Pence has pushed for career and technical education, school choice, tougher school accountability and changes to standards and tests.
July 9, 2015
Demand falls flat for controversial teaching permit so far
Does Indiana really need a special teaching permit for teachers changing careers to get them into the classroom more quickly? So far, just two have been given.
June 23, 2015
IPS starts summer with 300 teacher, staff vacancies
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee said he is concerned about the looming challenge of filling the spots before school starts.
June 15, 2015
5 ways Glenda Ritz's run for governor will change education and politics
Glenda Ritz has announced her plan to challenge Gov. Mike Pence in 2015 — will that decision affected the state's political and education policy environments?
June 4, 2015
Glenda Ritz makes her run for governor official
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz today launched a run for governor, saying only by replacing Gov. Mike Pence can she give schools the support they need…
May 26, 2015
As Ritz contemplates a run against Pence, how strong is her teacher and parent support?
With a possible run for governor on the horizon, school visits also offer a gauge of the strength of Glenda Ritz's appeal with a core constituency: parents and teachers.
May 20, 2015
CSUSA gets OK to open a charter school in Indy
Charter Schools USA, which operates three Indianapolis schools under contract with the state, earned a go-ahead to open a charter school on the South side next year.
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