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Grade changed for controversial charter school for second time in three years


The State Board of Education voted today to again change the letter grade of a controversial charter school operated by a prominent education ‘reformer’ which was caught up in a grade changing scandal that resulted in the resignation of former Superintendent Tony Bennett.


As explained by Chalkbeat, the grade change for Christel House Academy Charter School resulted in the school’s accountability grade going from a ‘D’ to a ‘B’.


(t)he Indiana State Board of Education …voted to give Christel House a B in place of the D recommended by State Superintendent Glenda Ritz. Only Ritz voted no.


Ironically, due to the board’s decision to delay the Department’s work on accountability grades, Christel House Academy Charter School is the only letter grade the public is aware of for 2014.