Superintendent Ritz visits Michiana to discuss tough topics

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

Indiana State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz was in town Monday night to discuss some controversial issues, and some new initiatives.

At Saint Mary's College, Ritz talked about the impact of high stakes testing on student learning and teacher and school evaluations.

She also announced a new program called outreach.

Coordinators will be working throughout Indiana, as advocates for students.

“We have 13 coordinators statewide that are getting to know each school, each principal and their new improvement plan and working with non for profits in groups all over the state of Indiana to get support to children,” said Ritz.

Ritz also updated her lawsuit against other members of the state school board over the A-F grading program for schools.

On Friday, a judge dismissed her suit because Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller would have to represent Ritz in the case, but couldn't because he was already representing the board.

Ritz says she hasn't decided whether to continue with legal action.

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