Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz

Local News
4:36 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Board Meeting Walkout Deepens Rift Between Indiana Schools Chief, Governor

Indiana Department of Education

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.

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.

Ritz, a Democrat who is also the board’s chairwoman, said later at a press conference streamed by WRTV in Indianapolis that the proposal was improper.

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Local News
4:49 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Judge Hears Arguments in Suit Pitting Indiana Schools Chief Against State School Board

Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz

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.

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.

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Politics
6:49 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Fundraiser List, Emails Raise Questions About Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett
Credit fldoe.org

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.

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Local News
11:32 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Indiana Schools Chief Calls For Cooperation to 'Transform' Schools

Indiana School Superintendent Glenda Ritz says Indiana residents and political leaders need to work together to "transform" education for all students.  

The Democratic schools chief wrote in an open letter 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.

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