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StateImpact Indiana: Turnaround

by Kyle Stokes

November 20, 2012

Tony Bennett’s unprecedented state takeovers of five schools with a history of low test scores helped define his four years as state superintendent.  These takeovers grabbed headlines.  But his teams also identified and, in various ways, intervened in hundreds of struggling schools statewide too.   Now, state superintendent-elect Glenda Ritz is preparing to assume some responsibility for helping these schools, and StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes returned to one Indianapolis school to see how a state-led intervention there has worked out.