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IPS Schools Under The Microscope
Updated May 5, 2013 12:09 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(UNDATED) - Indiana's superintendent of public instruction had some words on the school turnaround programs involving six IPS schools at Wednesday's board of education meeting.

Dr. Tony Bennett says he will not negotiate with the seven schools in the state that are facing possible takeover from the state, six of which are in the IPS district.

Dr. Bennett says several options will be considered when it comes to intervention, including a "lead partner" program. Other options include putting in a turnaround school operator first or closing and merging schools.

Dr. Bennett also says the Department of Education also needs to continue to focus on the eleven schools that made it off the potential takeover list and that some of them have already reached out to the department for help in order to avoid going back on the list.

Dr. Bennett added that he would like to see a grade system for school corporations on top of the grading systems already in place for individual schools.



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