Morning Bell: Teachers Union Makes Fundraising Push For Ritz
Kyle Stokes / StateImpact Indiana
Tony Bennett delivers the 2012 State of Education address.
Fact-checking the Indiana State of Education speech – Steve Hinnefeld: “Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett mostly told the truth in his State of Education address last week, but not always the whole truth. There were no pants-on-fire whoppers – just the fact-bending you expect in an election year.” (Read the full address here.) School Matters
‘We Need Your Help to Fight Back’ – As Tony Bennett’s campaign launches its first TV ad, the ISTA’s political arm sent out this push to members to raise $200,000 to “get Glenda Ritz on the air.” EAEA Broadside
Brokering Schools: When the State Takes Over – Donovan Walling: “Usurping local control is egregious in itself. Doing so in order to divert tax dollars into the hands of private enterprise is illegitimate.” Advancing Learning
At Donnan Middle School, a husband and wife share same passion: mentoring those in need – The reporter embedded at Emma Donnan Middle School in Indianapolis profiles a husband-and-wife team working there — a teacher’s assistant and the athletic director. Indy Star
School City hopefuls air views – ”For the first time ever, School City of Mishawaka residents will elect two school board members this fall. The new hybrid board, as it’s called, is being phased in and will ultimately consist of three elected and two appointed members.” South Bend Tribune