One school in Indiana this year is eligible for state takeover. That’s down from seven last year. The state Board of Education Thursday chose not to exercise its takeover option, but is leaving that on the table.
As a new school year begins, it’s not just students who have homework due – Hoosier school corporations are required to submit new teacher evaluation programs to the state Department of Education by next month. But some legislators say they are concerned about the effectiveness of the evaluations.
The state Department of Education developed a teacher evaluation model that was tested in dozens of school corporations last school year. Schools don’t have to use that model – they can modify it, use other models or develop their own.