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Education
5:12 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

FWCS Board Votes to Abandon A-F Grading System

On Monday night, the Fort Wayne Community Schools Board passed a resolution stating the board would no longer publicly recognize the statewide A-F performance system to determine schools' achievement.

Fort Wayne Community Schools board president Mark GiaQuinta about why they are abandoning this system and the impact it may have on their schools.

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Education
6:02 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Indiana's School Grading System In the Spotlight

Indiana State Senator Luke Kenley.

The controversy surrounding Indiana’s former superintendent, Tony Bennett, is bringing new attention to the formula state officials use to issue letter grade performance ratings to schools. 

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Education
5:46 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Bennett Resigns Florida Post After Grade Revelations

State Impact Indiana's Kyle Stokes and Elle Moxley discuss Tony Bennett's resignation as Florida's Education Commissioner after reports that, while Indiana State Superintendent, he changed the grade of a charter school reportedly run by a major Republican Party donor. 

You can find more from our StateImpact Indiana team covering education by visiting http://stateimpact.npr.org/indiana/.

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Education
11:36 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Expert: Interruptions Didn't Affect ISTEP Scores

The widespread disruptions to Indiana’s online standardized tests last April, on average, did not hurt students’ final ISTEP+ scores.  That’s the conclusion a New Hampshire-based testing expert reported to lawmakers Monday.

State education officials hired the Center for Assessment’s Richard Hill six weeks ago to comb through the data of more than 495,000 ISTEP+ exams.

“If the interruptions had had a marked impact on student achievement, we would not have seen scores going up this year from last year,” Hill said.

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Education
4:40 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Heritage Trail - Tacumwah

Education
3:35 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Dori Graham - An Unfairy Tale

Dori Graham was inspired to write this piece after spending time with a young woman who while living homeless works a full time job to put herself through school.  

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