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November 13, 2017
Former Indiana schools chief Glenda Ritz: Virtual schools ‘prey’ on vulnerable students
Ritz's comments appeared in a column for the Indianapolis Business Journal.
back in the game
May 18, 2017
Next act for former Indiana schools chief Glenda Ritz: Consultant to school boards
The organization's mission is to help public school boards promote their schools’ work as well as analyze and fill gaps in literacy and reading programs.
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.
January 9, 2017
11 things former state superintendent Glenda Ritz wants you to know as she leaves office
On Friday, Glenda Ritz sat down with Chalkbeat to talk about her time in office and her hopes for Indiana education in the future.
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 10, 2016
Glenda Ritz leaves office with an unexpected legacy: An energizing leader but also a one-hit wonder?
The polarizing education leader's four-year run in elected office ended in defeat to Jennifer McCormick Tuesday.
November 8, 2016
Glenda Ritz defeated by her Republican challenger in a big Election night upset
For the second time in four years, a political newcomer has unexpectedly triumphed over the incumbent in the race for Indiana state superintendent.
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?
October 27, 2016
Seasoned educators vying for state superintendent agree: Indiana schools need more money
In general, aid for poor students decreased when the state funding formula was adjusted in 2015. Both candidates want to revisit that change with lawmakers next year.
Politics & Policy
October 26, 2016
With a million dollars, this Indianapolis school plans do a little bit of everything
The school will increase the amount of time students spend in school and teacher training.
October 17, 2016
As election nears, Republican challenger looks to distance herself from Bennett and Ritz
With just weeks before Hoosiers will be asked to elect the next Indiana schools chief, Republican candidate Jennifer McCormick is trying hard to distinguish herself.
October 5, 2016
Gregg: The only way politicians can help Indiana schools is by working together
The Democratic candidate for governor explains where he stands on major education issues.
October 4, 2016
Holcomb: The best teachers expect a lot and invest even more in their students
Holcomb, Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor, says he often draws on early school experiences to inform his education policies.
September 26, 2016
These 7 big 2016 Indiana election surprises could shape education decisions in the future
For educators and people invested in the state’s schools, there’s a lot at stake as voters’ choices.
September 20, 2016
Democrats argue school choice is driving segregation, but what does the data say?
The first charter schools and voucher laws in the country didn’t come along until the early 1990s, well after the problems of school resegregation became apparent.
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