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Education is (finally) getting some attention in the Indianapolis mayor’s race
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October 11, 2019
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October 9, 2019
In first ‘State of the District,’ Johnson vows IPS will ‘never stop working together’ to improve schools
October 10, 2019
Why a candidate for governor wants to end vouchers, even though it’s politically ‘not possible’
October 8, 2019
GOP schools chief Jennifer McCormick stands by Democrat Eddie Melton as he launches run for governor
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Indiana virtual school
August 27, 2019
Board members quit after two embattled Indiana virtual schools lose their charters
After losing their charters Monday night, two embattled virtual charter schools were scheduled to hold board meetings Tuesday night to discuss finishing the…
August 23, 2019
Teachers who continued to work at failing Indiana virtual schools won’t get a final paycheck
When Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy agreed to close amid enrollment scrutiny earlier this summer,…
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August 20, 2019
Federal investigators seek student records and spending details at Indiana Virtual School
The subpoena summoned representatives of Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy to testify in front of a grand jury Aug. 6 with requested documents.
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October 7, 2019
‘No need to wait’: Indiana Democrat pitches a teacher pay plan, but it could be a hard sell
Among his proposals: give districts incentives to set minimum pay at $40,000, and freeze corporate tax rates to pay for them.
October 4, 2019
A new Indianapolis teacher residency focuses on practice over theory
Practice lessons are at the core of the teacher residency program of Relay Graduate School of Education, which opened a campus in Indianapolis this year.
October 3, 2019
Charter school for teens recovering from substance abuse seeks to relocate and join forces with IPS
Hope Academy aims to move closer to downtown and develop stronger partnerships with Marion County school districts.
October 2, 2019
Indiana state board approves, then quickly reverses ‘nuclear’ change in A-F school grades
In an effort to reign in how the state rewards student improvement on its standardized exam, the board initially approved a cap on so-called growth scores.
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Indianapolis Public Schools
October 1, 2019
Unexpected jump in English language learners prompts IPS to hire more teachers
The district has about 5,400 English language learners this school year — up 8% or about 400 children more than last year.
September 26, 2019
‘Overlooked for far too long’: Eastside church partners with The Mind Trust to launch new middle school
Eastern Star Church announced a partnership with local charter advocacy group The Mind Trust to create a neighborhood pipeline from prekindergarten through 12th grade.
September 25, 2019
An unusual spike in students at traditional schools drives increase in IPS enrollment
This year is the first since 2013 that the district has seen enrollment growth at traditional district-managed schools.
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With less than a week before strike, Chicago sweetens offer to teachers; union calls it ‘insulting’
Seeking to avoid a strike less than six months into her term, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday she had sweetened the city’s offer to teachers.
October 11, 2019
Everyone’s talking about climate change. Now, New Jersey’s first lady wants that conversation to happen in every class, too.
As young people around the world are showing their concern about climate change, New Jersey’s first lady wants them to engage on the issue in school, too.
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October 11, 2019
It’s time to re-think New York’s 12-year-old education funding formula, some lawmakers say
Some lawmakers want to dig into another longstanding question: Does the foundation aid formula itself need updating?
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