INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz says Indiana
residents and political leaders need to work together to "transform"
education for all students.
The Democratic schools chief wrote in an open letter Tuesday that children
across the state should expect an equal chance at a good education. She
writes the Department of Education has created a division of outreach to
help schools get needed resources.
Ritz unseated former Republican School Superintendent Tony Bennett in last
year's election. Her office opened a review of the state's school grading
system earlier this month following an Associated Press report showing
Bennett's grade-changing efforts.
Tension has built recently between Ritz and Republican Gov. Mike Pence over
control of education policy in Indiana.