INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana leaders have agreed to appoint a panel of teachers, principals and superintendents to rewrite the state's school grading system in the wake of a grade-changing scandal.
Lawmakers had already tasked the state education department with rewriting the grading formula before an Associated Press report that showed former state education chief Tony Bennett secretly altered the formula last September to benefit a donor's Indianapolis charter school. Bennett resigned earlier this month from his new job leading Florida schools.
Gov. Mike Pence, School Superintendent Glenda Ritz, House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long signed a joint agreement Wednesday on the makeup of the 17-member panel. Ritz will co-chair the group.
Local superintendents have called for the grades Bennett issued last year to be invalidated.
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