Only three out of 12 Marion County public school corporations saw more than half their students pass both the English and math portions of the ISTEP exam. Franklin Township had the highest passage rate at nearly 66 percent. Indianapolis Public Schools was the lowest at 29 percent.
Gov. Mike Pence and state Superintendent Glenda Ritz finally agree on the best way to handle a “pause” of penalties schools would otherwise pay for poor test scores for 2014-15, and they appear poised to follow Ritz’s preferred approach.
Arlington High School senior Monique'ka Lee is not just a standout on the volleyball court but one of the top students at the northeast side school. But now the 17-year-old is facing a bevy of unknown challenges.
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee got good marks for his work last year and earned a bonus from the Indianapolis Public School board, but some board members said he needs to do a better job communicating with parents and staff.
Struggling Indianapolis public schools that earn an F for three consecutive years could be restarted as a charter-like school under a new policy the IPS Board of Commissioners is considering this week.