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In her first extended media interview since she shocked the education world, especially education reformers, with her upset victory over Dr. Tony Bennett as Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz talked about her vision, goals and plans for Indiana’s Public Schools and students.  Appearing on Afternoons with Amos, Ritz talked with Amos and listeners […]

Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, defended his controversial efforts at reforming Indiana’s schools, which included the state takeover of four IPS Schools this year. In an expansive Afternoons with Amos interview, Bennett, the Republican incumbent running for re-election, defended his turbulent four years which included greater school public school accountability, increased emphasis […]

On the first day of a critical new school year for the Indianapolis Public Schools, Superintendent Dr. Eugene White came to Afternoons with Amos to talk about a wide range of issues facing the state’s largest school district.  In an exclusive extended interview, Dr. White talked about a variety of critical IPS issues from the […]

UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION: Just hours after having their charter revoked, a Marion County Superior Court Judge issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting Mayor Greg Ballard from halting operations at The Indianapolis Project School. Earlier Tuesday (July 24th), officials, parents and alumni of the school, which had its charter revoked, made a dramatic appearance on […]

UPDATED WITH LINK TO STATE ISTEP DATABASE & REACTION OF STATE SUPT. DR. TONY BENNETT: African-American public school students in Indianapolis/Marion County continue to improve their performance in the annual ISTEP tests conducted for third through eighth graders in Indiana’s schools. The annual analysis of 2012 ISTEP data by Praise Indy.com and The Indianapolis Recorder […]

After being blasted by media and politicians for having the poorest scores in the recent IRead 3rd grade reading tests, Flanner House Charter School’s 3rd graders showed fought back with near perfect scores on ISTEP English/Language Arts tests. Afternoons with Amos broadcast live from the northside charter school to hear the FACTS from teachers and […]