Fort Wayne board denounces A-F school grades

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Leaders at one of Indiana's largest school districts have decided to stop recognizing schools based on results of the state's A-F grading system.

The Fort Wayne Community Schools board voted 6-1 Monday night in favor of the resolution expressing concerns about how the school grades have been calculated.

The vote comes after The Associated Press published emails showing former state schools chief Tony Bennett and his staff changed the school grading formula last year to raise the score of a campaign donor's charter school from a C to an A.

The Journal Gazette reports Fort Wayne board vice president Steve Corona said it was right for district leaders to say "no more shenanigans."

Board president Mark GiaQuinta says he believes other school boards will join in similar resolutions.

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