INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's top elected leaders are
launching a panel to oversee the rewriting of Indiana's school grading
system one month after it was revealed former School Superintendent Tony
Bennett changed the formula for a top Republican donor's school.
Gov. Mike Pence, School Superintendent Glenda Ritz, House Speaker Brian
Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long signed off on the new panel
Wednesday. The 17-member group will consist of teachers, principals and
superintendents and be co-chaired by Ritz.
Lawmakers had already tasked Indiana's State Board of Education with
re-writing the school grades earlier this year. But emails published by
The Associated Press last month show Bennett secretly altered the formula
last September to benefit a donor's Indianapolis charter school.
Two separate state reviews of the school grades are still underway.