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May 19, 2015
Teachers union to Pence: Reappoint Cari Whicker to the state board
A teachers union list of recommendations for who Gov. Mike Pence should appoint to the Indiana State Board of Education is telling for who it suggests, and who it doesn't
May 7, 2015
Pence signs bill that will change the Indiana State Board of Education
Gov. Mike Pence made it official today: the Indiana State Board is getting an overhaul.
May 7, 2015
A-to-F changes pass after more state board drama
The state board approved changes to Indiana's A-to-F accountability model that would use gains on tests as well as passing rates. The changes would result in fewer A's.
May 4, 2015
Indiana State Board of Education in limbo after legislature's move
Gov. Mike Pence made a bold call in December for big changes he said would “restore harmony” to the contentious Indiana State Board…
April 27, 2015
Legislature poised to shift more power from Glenda Ritz to state board
A bill could cost Superintendent Glenda Ritz her primary role overseeing school A-to-F grades along with the guarantee that she lead the Indiana State Board of Education.
January 27, 2015
Lawmakers consider shifting Ritz's power to state board
The Indiana State Board of Education would get specific authority over testing, standards, student data, state takeovers, teacher evaluation and other functions that today are primarily managed by state Superintendent Glenda Ritz under a bill Indiana lawmakers considered today.
December 3, 2014
Board takes control of state takeover from Ritz
The Indiana State Board of Education wrested more control over the process for taking over failing schools from state Superintendent Glenda Ritz today, and board members will ask the state legislature to give it broader powers to take over more troubled schools, and even school districts.
September 25, 2014
Glenda Ritz blasts CECI for “orchestrating” state board votes
Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz told a radio host Wednesday that Gov. Mike Pence’s Center for Education and Career Innovation, which serves as the staff…
September 3, 2014
State board approves controversial changes to teacher certification rules
Job seekers who hold a four-year college degree and 3.0 GPA can now teach in Indiana classrooms once they pass a content knowledge exam — even if they haven't been trained as an educator. The State Board of Education signed off on the rules changes for the third time in two years today.
August 13, 2014
With early fundraiser, Glenda Ritz is already looking to 2016
A 2016 re-election campaign might seem far off for Indiana state Superintendent Glenda Ritz, but already she is showing signs she will be a different kind of candidate. Ritz was a political unknown when she engineered one of the most shocking upsets in recent Indiana political history in 2012. But no longer is she the upstart school librarian from Washington Township who defeated education reform champion Tony Bennett. Now Ritz is a seasoned political warrior with something to prove.
August 6, 2014
State board renews ongoing fight over Ritz’s power
The months-long Indiana State Board of Education debate over how much power state Superintendent Glenda Ritz should have to guide its meetings continued Wednesday with…
July 10, 2014
Ritz, state board battle over board rules, NCLB waiver
Relations between Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Indiana State Board of Education members today reached a new low as board members voted on a series of resolutions that Ritz and her supporters say are no more than politically motivated power grabs from Ritz.
July 8, 2014
Ritz blames Pence, CECI for "undermining" her leadership
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz today ripped Gov. Mike Pence’s Center for Education and Career Innovation, saying it is “determined to undermine our work” at the Indiana Department of Education, and charged that the State Board of Education’s proposed actions Wednesday could threaten Indiana’s standing with federal education officials.
July 7, 2014
Proposal to rewrite rules for Ritz, state board draws objections
A proposal to again change the rules for how the Indiana State Board of Education conducts its meetings has brought renewed charges from state Superintendent Glenda Ritz’s supporters that it is a thinly veiled effort to limit her power.
June 23, 2014
Ritz, state board at odds over NCLB waiver status
Indiana has less than a week to answer U.S. Department of Education concerns that it is not complying with the terms of a 2012 federal waiver reached freeing the state from stringent sanctions of the No Child Left Behind Law. Board members and Superintendent Glenda Ritz sparred at a meeting today over board procedure and the status of the waiver.
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