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Nine Indiana schools and school corporations were recognized by Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett in his Statehouse office this morning. Using new data from the Indiana Growth Model, these schools and corporations were selected for this honor because a large percentage of their students achieved high academic growth in both Mathematics and English/Language Arts during the 2009-2010 school year.

For the first time ever, we have the ability to do more than just recognize high test scores; the Growth Model allows us to identify schools making the largest gains in student learning,” Bennett said.

No matter a child’s gifts and limitations—no matter what they know upon entering a classroom—we want to distinguish and praise those educators who meet students where they are and push them to reach their highest academic potential over the course of the school year. e nine schools and districts are filled with educators achieving that goal, and they are excellent role models for schools around the state.

Nine Indiana schools and school corporations were recognized by Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett in his Statehouse office this morning. Using new data from the Indiana Growth Model, these schools and corporations were selected for this honor because a large percentage of their students achieved high academic growth in both Mathematics and English/Language Arts during the 2009-2010 school year.

For the first time ever, we have the ability to do more than just recognize high test scores; the Growth Model allows us to identify schools making the largest gains in student learning,” Bennett said. No matter a child’s gifts and limitations—no matter what they know upon entering a classroom—we want to distinguish and praise those educators who meet students where they are and push them to reach their highest academic potential over the course of the school year.

Nine Indiana schools and school corporations were recognized by Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett in his Statehouse office this morning. Using new data from the Indiana Growth Model, these schools and corporations were selected for this honor because a large percentage of their students achieved high academic growth in both Mathematics and English/Language Arts during the 2009-2010 school year.

Back in 1991, I was sitting in a CEO's office in Los Angeles when a young lady named Wendy Kopp was making a pitch for something called Teach for America. Her idea was to engage some of the nation's best and brightest college students upon their graduation from undergrad into giving back to society by teaching in some of the nation's toughest inner city public schools. The Princeton grad was very persuasive, but I didn't hear too much more after that meeting and I went on to do battle for children wanting choices and access to better schools period.

My battles eventually led me to starting the GEO Foundation in 1998 and in 2001, we started one of Indiana's first public charter schools. Today, we support four public charter schools (3 in Indiana and 1 in Colorado Springs).

21st Century Charter holds college fair

on Thursday, 30 September 2010

On September 30th, 2010, 21st Century Charter School at Gary welcomed twelve colleges and the National Guard and United States Army into our school for a 6th-12th grades college fair. The following twelve colleges provided our students with valuable information regarding their programs and opportunities:

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay visited 21st Century Charter School to speak to the student body on Monday, August 30th. With more than 370 students in the gym, from kindergarten to twelfth grade, the Mayor emphasized the importance of literacy, encouraged students to graduate and become successful, and ended with a question-and-answer session.

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