Morning Bell: Muncie IREAD-3 Retake Results Are In
Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana
State superintendent Tony Bennett announces results of Indiana's IREAD-3 exam in his office at the statehouse in May.
Dozens of MCS students to repeat third grade – 44 of the 90 Muncie students who retook the IREAD-3 exam did not pass a retake this summer. (11,000 Indiana students took the retakes) “The majority of those students… will likely spend another year in third grade. Some of those students will have waivers that will allow them to go on to fourth grade.” Muncie Star Press
Ivy Tech plans $4.7 million expansion in South Bend – ”Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend plans to begin a $4.7 million expansion and renovation project this year.” (Remember our reporting on Ivy Tech’s space shortage?) South Bend Tribune
Schools chief candidate Glenda Ritz wants more transparency – ”Glenda Ritz, the Democratic candidate for state school superintendent… criticized the Indiana Department of Education for what she called a lack of transparency.” Lafayette Journal & Courier
Second-Round Waivers Draw Mixed Review – EdWeek has this story about a report reviewing the second round of NCLB waivers. “The [second round] waivers, to a greater degree, gave states a chance to provide detail on efforts that were already in the works. ‘We looked for innovation but rarely found it,’ said Jeremy Ayers, an author of the report.” Politics K-12