- How Indiana Holds Private Schools Accountable
- > May 15, 6:43 AM: When Indiana gave out school ratings last fall, Central Christian Academy’s board called an emergency meeting. The school had gotten another D, and once again it would not be able to receive new vouchers, the public money that
- School choice advocates support Indiana political candidates
- May 15, 5:08 AM: Hoosier politicians at both the state and federal levels have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from prominent school choice supporters.
- The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers
- May 12, 7:07 AM: Wendy Robinson wants to make one thing very clear. As the long-serving superintendent of Fort Wayne public schools, Indiana's largest district, she is not afraid of competition from private schools.
- Little used law allows charter network to take over vacant Indianapolis elementary school for $1
- May 12, 5:11 AM: The Tindley Accelerated Schools charter school network is poised to take over a vacant Indianapolis Public Schools elementary school. The price? $1.
- Indianapolis charter operator wants to take on an epic task: Managing all the struggling Gary elemen
- May 11, 4:56 AM: A local charter school that has partnered with Indianapolis Public Schools could be taking on a huge new challenge — managing all of the elementary schools in the deeply troubled Gary school district.
- 3 voucher schools ask school board for delay in consequences
- May 10, 6:59 AM: Indiana's state school board will consider delaying consequences for three voucher-accepting private schools, less than two weeks after Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a law allowing such schools to make the request.
- Almost all the private schools getting vouchers in Indiana are religious
- > May 10, 5:16 AM: Voucher advocates, including current U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, say they want families to be able to choose from a diverse marketplace of schools. But Indiana’s complicated school choice system offers little incentive for
- After 2-Year Delay, Failing Virtual Charter School Could Be Closed
- May 9, 4:43 AM: Hoosier Academies Virtual School was near the brink of closure by the Indiana State Board of Education in March 2015 when the board opted for a one-year delay on casting a verdict.
- Indiana private schools can get state dollars immediately thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Holcomb
- > May 2, 5:05 AM: Under a law signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday, new private schools will be able to receive state funding for student tuition from the day they open their doors. The move eliminates a one-year waiting period for private schools
- Charter for Seven Oaks Classical School Challenged by Lawsuit
- > Apr 26, 5:25 AM: A group of public education advocates filed a lawsuit in federal court today seeking to revoke the charter of Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville. The suit was filed by the local chapter of the Indiana Coalition for Public
- New Albany Charter School asks for expansion money; Teacher’s Assoc. pushes back
- Apr 25, 6:16 AM: A Montessori School in New Albany is asking the district for a quarter of a million dollars to help build a new fine arts facility.
- Bill to make state superintendent an appointed position goes to governor’s desk
- Apr 19, 6:08 AM: The state schools superintendent will soon be appointed by the Indiana governor. Lawmakers voted to pass a compromise Tuesday that sends the bill to the governor’s desk. If signed, the change will take effect in 2025.
- Will state require voucher schools to report finances?
- Apr 18, 5:06 AM: In response to an IndyStar investigation of Indiana's school voucher program, lawmakers are taking steps to increase financial transparency of private schools that accept public dollars for school choice.
- Panel: Indy should close 3 of 7 public high schools
- > Apr 17, 7:17 AM: An Indianapolis Public Schools task force has recommended closing three of the district’s seven high schools because of declining enrollments, due primarily to a loss of population in the city’s urban core and competition from other
- Indiana bill adding religious classes to public, charter schools gets to governor’s desk
- Apr 17, 7:15 AM: Indiana House Bill 1024 would allow School Corporations and Charter Schools to include classes on religion in their curriculum. But they must be neutral and can't promote or favor one religion over another.
- School takeover bill draws criticism, praise
- Apr 12, 6:01 AM: Rescuing troubled school districts in Gary and Muncie might come back to haunt the Indiana General Assembly, members of the House say.
- Senate OKs bill giving voucher schools appeal option
- Apr 7, 5:58 AM: Indiana state senators have endorsed an education bill knocked by critics as easing accountability standards for the state's private schools that accept vouchers.
- Indiana Senate OKs bill giving voucher schools appeal option
- Apr 6, 6:35 AM: Indiana state senators have endorsed an education bill knocked by critics as easing accountability standards for the state's private schools that accept vouchers.
- House votes in support of MCS takeover
- Apr 6, 5:37 AM: The Indiana House on Wednesday night voted 64-30 in defense of an amended bill that would place deficit-ridden Muncie Community Schools under state control.
- Indiana Senate OKs bill that lets governor appoint schools chief
- > Apr 5, 6:04 AM: Indiana senators on Tuesday approved making the position of state superintendent of public instruction a job appointed by the governor and no longer elected by voters. The approval came after a similar proposal was rejected earlier