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Gary schools reports first increase in student enrollment in more than a decade
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Oct 23, 6:39 AM: Optimism across GCSC is growing with word Thursday that for the first time in more than a decade, the district is reporting an increase in average daily membership, an enrollment figure used by the state to determine per-student >
Local private school wins families, not funding
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Oct 21, 6:28 AM: The COVID costs keep piling up. "We're really close to spending $1,000 so far," Conyers said. And the federal government’s payouts don’t always include private institutions.
3 learning sites for online school to stay open, give Indy's working families more options
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Oct 16, 5:54 AM: An initiative to provide students a safe place to do their online learning — originally launched when Indianapolis Public Schools and others decided to start the school year virtually — will be extended through the rest of the fall >
National teacher union leader stumps for Gary tax referendum
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Oct 15, 9:05 AM: The president of the American Federation of Teachers brought muscle and money in support of a referendum to raise taxes in the Gary Community School Corp.
Reopening schools, teacher pay and more: Where Holcomb and Myers differ on education issues
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Sep 25, 7:30 AM: Education has always been an issue in Indiana’s gubernatorial race but it’s gained even more importance in this year’s election.
As more schools offer in-person options, what happens to the students who stay virtual?
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Sep 21, 6:24 AM: But as districts go from fully virtual to hybrid schedules, it's also splitting students into two other groups — those that are in-person part-time and those who are always virtual.
Operation Education: E-learning at the Empowerment Zone schools
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Sep 17, 7:40 AM: The South Bend Empowerment Zone is working to turn around five struggling schools, and the switch to e-learning in the spring hit them harder than most.
South Bend charter schools ready for in-person learning
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Sep 16, 7:37 AM: At the K-5 Success Academy students will learn in-person five days a week. At the 6-12 Career Academy students will spend two days a week in the building. The Success Academy is a firm believer in the face to face philosophy.
Operation Education: Assessing virtual charter schools
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Sep 10, 6:17 AM: You wouldn't keep your kid in a school where students perform 35% worse than their peers in a neighboring school. But parents across the country are flocking to virtual charter schools.
Editorial: Public's education
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Sep 2, 5:29 AM: Indiana faces countless challenges in recovering from the pandemic. Perhaps none is more important than how the state addresses its public schools.
IPS is trying entirely virtual school for the first time. How is it going?
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Aug 28, 6:27 AM: There are technological challenges to be expected that the district is still working through and schools are still tracking down a “substantial number” of students who had not shown up to digital school 9 days into the >
IPS Students May Face Software 'Glitch' On First Day Of Remote Learning
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Aug 17, 4:18 AM: Students at Indianapolis Public Schools begin the 2020-21 academic year today with virtual-only classes and face a "potential technical glitch.
Gov. Holcomb proposes 'solution' for school funding amid the pandemic
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Aug 13, 7:00 AM: Holcomb is asking the Indiana State Board of Education to delay the fall count of student enrollment — the day on which schools count all their students in attendance, and must designate them as in-person or virtual — through at >
Online school sees exponential growth in enrollment during pandemic
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Aug 6, 7:05 AM: No surprise that more parents are enrolling their kids in classes online, whether through the local public school, or an online school. Indiana Connections Academy has taught students online for a decade. Enrollment inquiries jumped >
Gary won’t share referendum money with charters
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Jul 22, 6:54 AM: If voters approve the Gary Community School Corp.‘s proposed $52 million, eight-year operating referendum in November, the money won’t be shared with the city’s nine charter schools.
Purdue Polytechnic High School dedicates new downtown Indianapolis school building
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Jul 21, 6:48 AM: Enrollment at the school is aimed toward low-income and minority students and currently sits around 540 students, Bless said. Instead of traditional classes, students act independently and work in a project-based learning style >
Indianapolis Public Schools pushing back the start of school two weeks due to coronavirus
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Jul 20, 6:14 AM: The state's largest school district was supposed to start the year — with in-person and virtual options for instruction — on Aug. 3. At a board retreat Saturday, commissioners voted to push back the restart of the school year to >
Gov. Holcomb leaves Indiana school reopening decisions to local districts
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Jul 16, 6:03 AM: The decision for schools to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year is up to local districts, Gov. Eric Holcomb said during a press conference Wednesday.
These new Indianapolis charter schools didn’t plan on a pandemic. They’re opening anyway.
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Jul 10, 6:24 AM: School leaders at Believe Circle City High School, a charter school opening soon in Indianapolis, had originally planned for students to spend Friday afternoons outside the classroom. They’d volunteer, visit colleges, and >
Letter: Online school gave me better opportunity
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Jul 9, 6:07 AM: While many were thrown into online learning due to the pandemic, I was ahead of the curve. I enrolled at the Insight School of Indiana to get opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Coming from a small town in Indiana, where my >

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