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July 27, 2016
Why one Indianapolis township includes a bus tour in its new teacher orientation
As part of their introduction to the community, every year Wayne Township takes new teachers on a bus tour of the surrounding neighborhoods where their students live.
May 16, 2016
Bottom ranked township schools saw big drops on ISTEP exam
Students at the lowest scoring township and small city schools in Marion County struggled mightily with the tough new ISTEP exam. The merged city of…
December 21, 2015
The basics of Indiana’s teacher shortage debate: What comes next?
This isn't the first year Indiana schools have had troubled finding qualified teachers to fill open jobs, but it seems to be the first year everyone's paying attention.
October 22, 2015
For new teachers, school support can make the difference between staying or leaving
Wayne Township's Chapelwood Elementary School has many programs in place to help new teachers acclimate to their jobs.
October 13, 2015
Fast-growing religious alternative schools hit a speed bump with IPS
The Crossing is a network of 28 accredited private Christian schools that cater specifically to students who struggled at other schools, were expelled or dropped out.
September 23, 2015
Learning barriers abound for the lowest-scoring township and small city schools on ISTEP
Every school on this list is high-poverty. The poorest schools on the list see more than eight of every 10 children come from high-poverty homes.
September 21, 2015
The changing face of Indianapolis reflected by school enrollment data
And with every annual enrollment count, the subtle changes that are reshaping Indianapolis schools become a bit more pronounced.
September 16, 2015
Indiana high school senior to U.S. Secretary of Education: Help me get to college
Ben Davis University High School Senior Rosa Ramos Ochoa was sure she earned a 21st Century scholarship. And she had a Social Security number. But she was still left out.
September 15, 2015
Top scoring township and small city schools tend to serve wealthier children
Only three of the top 10 Marion County public schools when it came to passing ISTEP in 2014, excluding IPS and charter schools, served a large share of high-poverty kids.
August 31, 2015
Teacher pay is a big issue beyond IPS, education leaders say
Two panels of educators that met last week hosted by The Mind Trust and the West Side Chamber of Commerce discussed teacher pay last week.
July 14, 2015
The basics of township schools: Successes and challenges are often overlooked
Eight township school districts in Indianapolis serve about three-fourths of the city's students.
July 9, 2015
9 Indiana teachers on how technology changed the way they teach
Putting a Google Chromebook in the hands of a middle school student isn't enough to take your classroom into this century. Using technology smartly — to complement and foster learning — has to be taught.
July 6, 2015
Locked out of a general diploma, some grads are blocked from jobs
With just a 'certificate of completion' grads often are shut out of jobs.
June 9, 2015
School's out! Indianapolis celebrates the end of the school year
In the past couple weeks, schools across the city have been winding down for the summer. Today was the last day of school for Indianapolis…
May 21, 2015
'Lost in Translation' series debuts in Spanish, Burmese at Wayne Township festival
Three years ago, Marina Veprinski and her colleagues at Lynhurst Middle School in Wayne Township had an idea for how to make their many international…
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