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Inspector general says Bennett did political work on state computer

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state inspector general has filed a complaint with the Indiana Ethics Commission accusing former Superintendent Tony Bennett of breaking state rules by using government resources for political purposes. The commission has set a public hearing for Jan. 9 to consider the charges. The complaint says Bennett – a […]

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Hoosier students improve, out-perform those in other states

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana students scored better this year on a national educational scorecard – improving in reading and math faster than students in all but one other state. Advocates of education reform – including the state’s recent moves to vouchers and new accountability measures – say the National Assessment of Educational […]

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House Dem leader questions amount of time into Bennett grade change

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath questioned the state inspector general Tuesday about the investigation of the “A-F” scandal involving Republican Tony Bennett, the former superintendent of public instruction. In a letter sent Tuesday to Indiana Inspector General David Thomas, Pelath wants to know what has been uncovered in the […]

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A-F panel has until Nov. 1 to reach recommendations on new grading system

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Members of a new group studying the state’s A-F school grading system got to work Thursday with a history lesson of sorts that raised questions about the difficulty of marrying state and federal rules for education accountability. The Accountability System Review Panel is meeting weekly through the fall so […]

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Democrats call for investigation into latest Bennett allegations

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrats on Thursday called for a state investigation into allegations that former state Superintendent Tony Bennett kept campaign databases on state Department of Education computers, which could violate state law. Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, said the allegations “should be taken seriously.” “I think it should be investigated,” Lanane […]

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Commentary: Bennett shined as ‘man in the arena’ of public education

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; […]

Commentary: Somebody owes Tony Bennett an apology

Commentary: Somebody owes Tony Bennett an apology

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  When a bipartisan pair of policy and budget analysts last week released a report that said there was no malfeasance on the part of former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett when it came to the grade change of the Christel House Charter School, even though its founder was a Republican […]

Analysis: A-F report sets a speed limit on education reform

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Analysis: A-F report sets a speed limit on education reform

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Not so fast. That’s the message from a couple independent investigators who looked into alleged irregularities in the state’s A-F grading system for schools. State officials and education leaders would be wise to pay attention. For years now, Republicans pushing hard for more accountability for schools and teachers, more […]

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Report recommends changes in school A-F grading system

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The results of an independent task force’s month-long review of Indiana’s A-F grading system for schools show that former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett’s staff was not fully prepared to develop the accountability model. Legislative leaders asked the task force to take a look at the grading system […]

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Commentary: What if Bennett was right?

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com What if Tony Bennett was right and the Associated Press got it wrong? Time, and a few investigations, some credible and some not, hopefully will tell the full story, but you may start preparing yourself for the possibility. Reading the emails of public officials is great fun, or so it seems, […]

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