Stand for Children Indiana, a group that advocates for Common Core and other progressive education issues, says the teacher evaluations conducted last year were inconsistent and that some districts failed to conduct annual evaluations of all certified educators.
FSSA spokeswoman Marni Lemons says the agency faces steps such as setting up a way to track the progress of the children from preschool to third grade. She says the agency will soon announce the process for picking the program's five counties.
Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the decision of Brown versus the Board of Education. The ruling made it unconstitutional for states to segregate schools. Friday, participants in an event at Marian University debated the impact of the decision.
An organization working to improve student preparedness is launching a new program to connect families with resources. The Central Indiana Education Alliance is kicking off Education Weekend later this month.