State Board of Education en State Board Set to Meet Over 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver Troubles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The State Board of Education is convening Tuesday to discuss how it can hold on to its No Child Left Behind Waiver. The meeting comes after the U.S. Department of Education sent state superintendent Glenda Ritz a letter informing her the state’s waiver is at risk of being pulled.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During a formal review last summer, the U.S. Department of Education found Indiana was not meeting the requirements that exempt it from No Child Left Behind benchmarks.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 18:05:51 +0000 Claire McInerny 30296 at State Adopts New Social Studies Standards <p>State education officials approved new social studies expectations for Indiana schools Wednesday. The standards are very similar to ones the state has been using since 2007.</p><p>State Board member Cari Whicker wanted to know what the proposed changes would mean in her sixth grade history class.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:59:25 +0000 Elle Moxley 27669 at State Board Releases A-F Grades <p>The Indiana State Board of Education approved final A-F letter grades for Indiana schools Friday, even as one board member took a public stand against the rating system.</p><p></p><p>More than 800 Indiana public schools earned A’s this year, the most since the state started rating schools in 2005. Two-thirds of schools scored either an A or a B.</p><p></p><p>But State Board member Andrea Neal is convinced those grades have come at a cost. She says she’s worried schools aren’t offering arts and electives because they’re too focused on test scores.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:07:50 +0000 Elle Moxley 24469 at Conflict Within The State Board Of Education May Delay Revising Education Standards <p>Superintendent Glenda Ritz has been at odds with the rest of the State Board of Education for months, and now some Board members say they’re worried the ongoing dispute will delay important work revising Indiana’s academic standards.</p><p></p><p></p><p>When state lawmakers paused rollout of the Common Core in the spring, they gave the State Board of Education a July 1, 2014, deadline to revisit Indiana’s academic standards.</p><p></p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Virginia Alvino 23874 at Lawmakers Are Still Staying Out Of The Ritz Fight <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislative leaders say they are reluctant for the General Assembly to intervene in the fight between&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the State Board of Education. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat’s despite a flare-up this week in the ongoing conflict.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Superintendent Ritz Wednesday accused Governor Pence’s new education agency of trying to oust her&nbsp;as chair of the State Board. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:15:33 +0000 Brandon Smith 23872 at Email from Pence's Education Agency Suggested Reducing Ritz's Power <p>State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says emails from Governor Pence’s new education agency reveal an attempt to oust her as State Board of Education Chair. But Pence administration officials say that attempt is going nowhere.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:18:40 +0000 Brandon Smith 23800 at Email from Pence's Education Agency Suggested Reducing Ritz's Power State Board of Education Moving Forward Despite Tension <p>Members of Indiana’s Board of Education say they’re making progress on the state’s education goals despite ongoing tension between state superintendent Glenda Ritz and the 10 other board members. The board met Tuesday to outline some of those goals.</p><p></p><p>Superintendent Ritz walked out of a state board meeting three weeks ago. Today’s session was much calmer as members talked about the goals they want to take to education stakeholders for review next year.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:37:41 +0000 Elle Moxley 23752 at State Board of Education Moving Forward Despite Tension Ritz Files Suit Against Board of Education <p>State superintendent Glenda Ritz&nbsp;has raised the stakes of her showdown with Indiana’s top education panel, naming all ten members of the State Board of Education as defendants in a lawsuit she filed Tuesday in Marion County Circuit Court. Ritz thinks the board has violated the state’s Open Door law.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:21:10 +0000 Elle Moxley 22008 at Ritz Files Suit Against Board of Education