State board says no sanctions for 2 F-rated charter schools. The Indiana State Board of Education today decided not to sanction two charter schools with repeated F grades after a debate over how to evaluate progress at charter schools that serve mostly struggling students.
It’s been a turbulent year for Indiana teachers. New academic standards and an overhauled ISTEP were hastily introduced for this school year. Teachers are doing their best to fill-in students’ knowledge gaps and get them ready for the more complex standardized exam now underway.
A long-struggling Indianapolis Public Schools elementary on the city’s Far Eastside will next year be transformed into a Phalen Leadership Academy under a deal between the district and the charter school group.
A report out this week finds nearly a quarter of Hoosier high school graduates were not ready for college. That’s an improvement from past years, but the state Commission for Higher Education says there is still too many students taking remedial classes at college.