Tag: Glenda Ritz

Should Hoosiers support Glenda Ritz’s plans for ISTEP?

February 17, 2015 6 Comments
Should Hoosiers support Glenda Ritz’s plans for ISTEP?

Following public outrage over the new ISTEP, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), in consultation with testing experts, offered a plan to the Indiana State Board of Education (ISBOE) to cut the testing time by three hours, from over twelve to around nine hours. State Board of Education member Andrea Neal supported the time-cutting measures […]

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Control over Indiana’s education policy- a battle of the czars

August 1, 2014 2 Comments
Control over Indiana’s education policy- a battle of the czars

In a recent letter to the editor, State Board of Education (SBOE) member, Gordon Hendry, blamed the chaos and disorder of the board’s interactions on the behavior of Superintendent Glenda Ritz. He went so far as to liken her behavior to that of an “education czar,” unilaterally deciding policy issues and ignoring the authority of other board […]

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Indiana’s waiver battle- it’s not about the money

July 10, 2014 3 Comments
Indiana’s waiver battle- it’s not about the money

The battle between the State Board of Education (SBOE) and Superintendent Glenda Ritz over Indiana’s No Child Left Behind waiver has turned ugly. While the rumored consequence of the loss of Title 1 funding has everyone chomping at the bit to get the waiver signed, sealed and delivered, the federal government can’t, by law, withhold funding […]

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Common Core Reversal – Are We There Yet?

January 20, 2014 5 Comments
Common Core Reversal – Are We There Yet?

Last week’s flurry of Common Core articles give us some indication of where Indiana is headed.  Our response can best be summed up with the following: “We’ve come a long way, but we aren’t out of the woods yet!  The most crucial miles have yet to be travelled, before we cross the finish line.” To fully […]

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Russ Pulliam: Let’s Pause on Common Core

March 1, 2013 0 Comments

Russ Pulliam had an article in last Saturday’s Indianapolis Star entitled “Let’s pause on Common Core.”  Pulliam rightly tells readers the following: The new superintendent of public instruction, Democrat Glenda Ritz, wants to pause. She has been joined by a few conservative Republicans who see Common Core as a nationalization of education standards. He goes […]

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