Indiana News

Broad Ripple High School Grades "B"

10/31/2012


Broad Ripple High School Principal Michael Akers (left) with State Superintendent Tony Bennett (WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)

Indiana State Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett celebrated a milestone at Broad Ripple High School today.

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Bennett says administrators have taken Broad Ripple High School from failing status and a school that was dealing with state intervention to a "B." Bennett says the school went from an "F" to a "B" through focus and hard work of staff and teachers. Bennett says the focus and leadership now makes Broad Ripple High School a model.

Principal Michael Akers says staffers met twice a week in "Professional Learning Communities" which allowed teachers to strategize with lead partners. Akers says teachers took what they learned back to classrooms. Akers says they've made great gains in four months and the plan is to continue onward to an "A" grade. Bennett says the Broad Ripple model works and other failing schools should be able to follow suit.

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