The Indiana State Board of Education last week voted unanimously to keep funding steady for private companies running five schools taken over by the state. EdPower, the charter school organization running one of the schools, has said it would pull out if it does not receive another $1.3 million federal School Improvement Grant. However, despite the board's vote, state superintendent Glenda Ritz could not guarantee which schools would receive the grants. "We are well aware of the schools that are the lowest-performing and intend to support them to be sure they are going to be functional," Ritz said.

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