The South Bend School Corporation passed the Focus 2018: Design for the Future school plan yesterday with a unanimous vote. South Bend residents filled the meeting room for another opportunity to voice concerns before school board members voted on the much scrutinized plan. Many parents expressed concern about how quickly the plan would make drastic changes across the school district.
After nine months of a partnership agreement between the State of Michigan and Benton Harbor Area Schools, the results are largely positive. Academic scores are mostly up, but some benchmarks are still falling short.
Incumbent Democratic State Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Republican challenger Jennifer McCormick participated in a debate Monday in Fort Wayne. It was moderated by Claire McInerney of Indiana Public Broadcasting and Eric Weddle of WFYI Public Media, Indianapolis.