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Takeover of state possible for 5 Indiana schools

Today state officials will decide whether or not they'll take over five of Indiana's troubled schools. Four are in the Indianapolis School System, the other is in Gary.


Under the plan, outside management companies would run the schools. They would get a year to transition, followed by a four year operating contract.


State School Superintendent Tony Bennett is also recommending two other struggling schools partner with outside agencies.


The agencies would help them improve, but not take them over. The the plan is expected to pass.

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