- State lawmaker seeks to change school voucher program in light of Roncalli controversy
- > Aug 16, 5:17 AM: In light of the recent controversy surrounding Roncalli High School and counselor Shelly Fitzgerald, State Rep. Dan Forestal seeks to introduce legislation that would block public dollars supporting Indiana's school voucher program
- Two new charter schools ready to open in Gary
- Aug 13, 6:52 AM: One new charter school in Gary is set to open Monday, while a second is poised to start classes next month. Both are dropout recovery schools that will serve students age 16-and-over, who are seeking a high school diploma.
- Legislative leaders urge IPS to reconsider deal for Broad Ripple High School
- Aug 13, 6:18 AM: The chorus of voices urging Indianapolis Public Schools to make way for a popular charter school to move into the recently-closed Broad Ripple High School is getting louder.
- Online public school: A less distracting option for some Indiana families
- Aug 10, 6:36 AM: With some families looking for a more flexible way to educate their kids, many are turning to online public school.
- Students’ math scores drop for years after using a private school voucher in country’s largest program
- Aug 10, 5:33 AM: Low-income students who use a voucher to attend private school in Indiana see their math scores drop for several years as a result, according to a new study.
- Virtual charters adding students
- > Aug 10, 5:07 AM: They attend Indiana Connections Academy, one of six public virtual charter schools operating in the state. A growing number of families are choosing to educate their children online, according to enrollment data from the Indiana
- Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy charter school reveals its new location in Fort Wayne
- Aug 9, 6:30 AM: The Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy will open this year at Come As You Are Community Church, 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., which also hosted the city’s first charter school beginning about 15 years ago.
- Hoosiers paid $1 million for a rural district to oversee online charter schools. Is it too much?
- > Aug 8, 5:52 AM: Daleville Public Schools, a small rural district northeast of Indianapolis, oversees more than 6,000 students statewide who learn exclusively in online charter schools — and the district received a payment of $1 million in state
- Editorial: Overdue accountability
- Aug 6, 6:03 AM: Nearly a decade later, virtual charter schools represent the very worst of Indiana's public education system, with the state's three online schools finishing in the bottom 3 percent statewide for test improvement.
- IPS voters have a lot on their ballot this November. Here’s why the school board race matters
- Aug 3, 5:18 AM: Nearly half the seats on the board that oversees the state’s largest district will be up for election at the same time the school district asks voters for $272 million in additional funding.
- Should Indiana cut schools slack when kids move a lot? Some online school leaders say yes.
- Aug 2, 6:30 AM: Melissa Brown knows her online charter school served — for some length of time — about 6,000 students last year.
- As Indiana’s virtual charters struggle, some school leaders balk at more oversight
- Aug 2, 5:35 AM: Indiana online charter schools told state officials Wednesday that they deserve special consideration because of the student populations they serve.
- These Indianapolis charter schools have proven track records. Now, they want to expand
- > Aug 1, 7:24 AM: Leaders from Christel House schools, Indianapolis Classical Schools, and Paramount Schools of Excellence have been awarded fellowships worth $200,000 a year to launch new schools in the next few years, The Mind Trust announced
- Gary schools hope enrollment push brings students
- Jul 31, 5:50 AM: The changes are part of a push to hold onto to current students and entice others to return to the school district, now run by a state-appointed emergency manager Peggy Hinckley.
- Future of Broad Ripple High School on hold, until at least next year
- > Jul 25, 6:41 AM: The district is adopting a different attitude toward its empty high school buildings, though. It plans to conduct a market analysis and gather community perspectives over the coming months and won't seek requests for information
- Rural School Gaining Popularity
- Jul 25, 5:57 AM: Tuesday night folks squeezed into the the gym at Rural Community Academy for the first meeting of the new school year.
- Indianapolis Public Schools plan to save teachers, raise pay could be in trouble
- > Jul 23, 6:13 AM: A rift with the Broad Ripple community over the fate of the recently-closed Broad Ripple High School also has some residents in that neighborhood questioning if the district deserves more tax dollars. Colleen Fanning, a City-County
- More minority Indiana college students are graduating on time, report says
- Jul 20, 6:16 AM: For African-American and Hispanic students looking to complete their education, 23.2 percent were able to wrap it up within four years, an annual Indiana Commission for Higher Education report said.
- Editorial: Equal accountability
- > Jul 17, 4:40 AM: When the next academic year begins at Horizon Christian Academy, no voucher dollars will follow first-year students to the North Wells Street school. The Indiana State Board of Education's vote last week to deny a waiver of
- COMMENTARY: Pathways to success after high school
- Jul 16, 6:46 AM: A high school diploma no longer is the finish line -- it’s now the starting line. Job growth and trends over the past 10 years have shown about 95 percent of jobs require some education after high school.