Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz http://wfpl.org en Board Meeting Walkout Deepens Rift Between Indiana Schools Chief, Governor http://wfpl.org/post/board-meeting-walkout-deepens-rift-between-indiana-schools-chief-governor <p>A meeting of Indiana's State Board of Education turned chaotic today, with state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz abruptly announcing an adjournment and walking out.</p><p>It happened during discussion of a proposal to allow a new agency controlled by Republican Gov. Mike Pence to be involved in evaluating certain academic standards.</p><p>Ritz, a Democrat who is also the board’s chairwoman, said later at a press conference <a href="http://www.theindychannel.com/">streamed by WRTV in Indianapolis</a> that the proposal was improper.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:36:54 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 7545 at http://wfpl.org Board Meeting Walkout Deepens Rift Between Indiana Schools Chief, Governor Judge Hears Arguments in Suit Pitting Indiana Schools Chief Against State School Board http://wfpl.org/post/judge-hears-arguments-suit-pitting-indiana-schools-chief-against-state-school-board <p>An Indiana judge could decide by Friday whether state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz's lawsuit against the other members of the State Board of Education may proceed.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Deputy Attorney General David Arthur argued Tuesday that Ritz could not file suit in her role as a state official without approval from the attorney general. But Ritz lawyer Michael Moore contends the suit should proceed because the state school superintendent has standing as a separate constitutional office.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:49:57 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 7451 at http://wfpl.org Judge Hears Arguments in Suit Pitting Indiana Schools Chief Against State School Board Fundraiser List, Emails Raise Questions About Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett http://wfpl.org/post/fundraiser-list-emails-raise-questions-about-former-indiana-schools-superintendent-tony-bennett <p>INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett faces scrutiny over the discovery of lists of Republican fundraisers on Department of Education servers and emails he sent directing staff to dissect a speech by Democrat Glenda Ritz.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:49:09 +0000 Tom LoBianco | Associated Press 6812 at http://wfpl.org Fundraiser List, Emails Raise Questions About Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett Indiana Schools Chief Calls For Cooperation to 'Transform' Schools http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-schools-chief-calls-cooperation-transform-schools <p>Indiana School Superintendent Glenda Ritz says Indiana residents and political leaders need to work together to "transform" education for all students.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Democratic schools chief wrote in an <a href="http://www.doe.in.gov/news/ritz-shares-her-vision-indianas-educational-system">open letter</a> this week that children across the state should expect an equal chance at a good education. She writes the Department of Education of has created a division of outreach to help schools get needed resources.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:32:43 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 6632 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Schools Chief Calls For Cooperation to 'Transform' Schools