Top Indiana Schools Gaining Schedule Flexibility

Top Indiana Schools Gaining Schedule Flexibility
Created by kblakeslee on 6/10/2013 11:29:01 AM


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ A new Indiana law will give some of high schools flexibility from following the state's school day requirements.
 
  The law taking effect July 1 gives schools that receive top grades on the state's A to F scale the ability to create their own courses and be free of some regulations. It also frees those schools from the requirement of having at least six hours of instructional time for 180 days.
 
  Carmel Clay superintendent Jeff Swensson tells The Indianapolis Star that the district is planning to offer credit-transferring college classes that might meet three days a week.
 
  Republican state Sen. Mike Delph says the changes reward schools exceeding state expectations.
 
  Indiana State Teachers Association officials worry that the minimum number of school days is being undermined with little oversight.
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