INDIANAPOLIS - A new critique is raising questions of whether Indiana will maintain its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The memo from the Center for Education and Career Innovation raises concerns with the waiver submission by Democratic Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz. CECI executive director Claire Fiddian-Green said the Ritz team made key changes in the waiver without consulting the State Board of Education.
Federal officials will decide whether Indiana keeps its waiver. An answer could come by Thursday.
Education analyst Anne Hyslop with the New America Foundation says the critique is more evidence of the "dysfunction" that U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan expressed frustration with earlier this year.
Still, Hyslop said federal officials are more interested in seeing states maintain their waivers.
Madison County deputy injured in hit-and-run
A Madison County Sheriff's deputy was injured Saturday in a hit-and-run collision near Pendleton.
PICS: Irvington Parade|Broad Ripple Zombie Walk
Participants came out Saturday for the 68th annual Irvington Parade and the Broad Ripple Zombie walk. See our gallery for pictures…
Deputies find conflicting IDs at fatal crash
One person was killed and several more were seriously injured in Vigo County crash Saturday – but sheriff's deputies couldn't…
15-year-old girl and stepmom fight off intruders
An Indianapolis father was critically injured Friday during a confrontation with two robbers.
Volunteers pitch in for NE-side cleanup
Volunteers rolled up their sleeves and put in a full day's work Saturday to improve the troubled Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.
Active shooter drill at Ft. Benjamin Harrison
Hundreds of law enforcement officers descended upon Fort Benjamin Harrison Saturday to take part in an emergency simulation.