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March 8, 2019
More staff head to School 43, after frustration over instability surges
School 43 has filled open positions and added more staff.
February 21, 2019
Frustrations over principal turnover flare up at IPS School 43
It began with a tame slideshow presentation about hiring a new principal at School 43. But the Wednesday night meeting soon spiraled into a venting…
April 25, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools leaders want to look beyond state grades to identify struggling schools. These 7 schools will test the new approach.
In the past, the district has largely decided which schools to overhaul by looking at the schools' state grades.
Health and Happiness
September 26, 2016
Reading, writing and aerobics: How a popular Indy school uses movement to help kids learn
It's one of the most popular magnet schools in the district.
August 23, 2016
IPS reverses course on School 43 plan that ‘blindsided’ community leaders
The district halted a proposal to make it a magnet school with a focus on physical activity.
July 25, 2016
Incoming principal at troubled school invokes neighborhood roots, promises ‘new day’
Walking the streets around School 43, Bakari Posey passes the corner where his father used to work as a counselor. He points toward Tarkington Park,…
March 30, 2016
Weeks after crisis, School 43 faces a rocky climb
It is less chaotic but still struggling following district intervention.
February 22, 2016
With School 43 'about to implode,' IPS promises extra support
The principal resigned without notice last Tuesday and community members say the school lacks stability.
April 23, 2014
Ferebee asks: Where do middle school kids belong?
Since his arrival in Indianapolis seven months ago, IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee has expressed some concerns about the grade configuration and set up of the district's middle and high schools. He spoke about that in an interview with Chalkbeat's Bureau Chief Scott Elliott Monday night at the downtown public library sponsored by WFYI.
April 3, 2014
Academic performance of all IPS schools: Find it here
For parents, students, teachers and others who want to be able to look up just how their schools are performing, and how they've been judged by the state, in one place here is the complete list of all IPS schools.
March 20, 2014
IPS teachers tackle tough questions about pay
As part of an exercise at a meeting sponsored by TeachPlus, each group was given a budget for a fictional urban district with 45,000 students, 3,000 teachers and a $190 million budget, or somewhat bigger than IPS, which has about 30,000 students, 2,800 teachers and a $263 million budget. The challenge was to redesign the way teachers were paid and earned raises by redistributing the way the money was spent. Nearly 150 IPS educators who attended quickly found the task wasn’t easy.
March 4, 2014
IPS, state watching low scoring schools
Last week Chalkbeat wrote about 11 schools, called “priority schools” by IPS, have been identified by Superintendent Lewis Ferebee as the most troubled because they have been rated an F two consecutive years or because their test scores have trended downward. Each will receive intensive intervention and monitoring from the district. But those are not the only schools the district wants to take a closer look at. Ferebee’s team has two other categories of schools it is tracking: focus schools and state priority schools.
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