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Democrat Questions Teacher Union Endorsement
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Dec 12, 9:25 AM: One Democratic candidate for Governor is questioning an endorsement his opponent received from Indiana Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.
Teachers union urging Hoosiers to elect Gary state senator as next Indiana governor
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Dec 10, 8:41 AM: A national teachers union that chartered its first Indiana chapter in Gary 103 years ago believes a Democratic state senator from Gary is best suited to carry Hoosier education into the future.
Could a partnership put a new charter school inside South Bend's Washington High School?
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Dec 9, 7:11 AM: A new partnership could bring the South Bend Community School Corp. and a charter school network together under one roof as early as next year.
West Lafayette taxpayers look to join lawsuit against Indiana’s $1 charter school law
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Dec 6, 7:39 AM: West Lafayette Community School Corp., trying to prove that it has a case in its constitutional challenge of a state law the superintendent says could cost the district rights to the former Happy Hollow Elementary, is looking for a >
IPS Makes Play For Manual High School, As State Board Paves Way
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Dec 5, 6:56 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools teamed up with a local and powerful charter operator in a last-minute attempt to save one of its former high schools under state takeover from becoming a charter school managed by an organization it >
This Indy charter school has urban farm, rooftop garden, more
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Dec 4, 8:13 AM: Paramount charter schools are outperforming many suburban schools. Here are some of the ways they teach.
Davich: Porter County’s only K-8 charter public school offers alternative to traditional ‘factory mindset’
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Dec 4, 8:11 AM: Unlike most schools, recess here comes before lunch, allowing kids to blow off steam before filling their belly, settling down and returning to class in a calmer mood. This is one of many notable differences between traditional >
Gary leads state in students lost to charter, private schools
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Dec 2, 8:22 AM: The Department of Education’s annual transfer report showed just 36.4% or 4,352 of 11,952 students in the Gary district attend its schools.
Student transfers costing districts millions
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Dec 2, 7:26 AM: Student transfers are costing two of Elkhart County’s largest school districts millions in state funding. Elkhart Community Schools lost $10,232,882 while Goshen Community Schools is seeing a loss of $2,296,272 due to students >
Commentary: Don’t demonize those who back school choice
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Dec 2, 6:13 AM: Thousands of Indiana teachers recently came to the Statehouse to ask legislators for more pay, less high-stakes testing and a review of accountability measures that, among other things, tie educator salaries to school letter >
Uncharted: State's fascination with privatization leaves taxpayers vulnerable
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Nov 27, 6:50 AM: On Monday, an Indiana deputy attorney general asked a judge to dismiss West Lafayette schools' challenge of a law allowing charter schools to claim unused public school buildings for $1. The judge agreed and ordered the school >
Charter Group Intends To Buy Or Lease Donnan, Howe And Manual School Buildings With '$1 Law'
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Nov 27, 6:46 AM: The organization seeking charters for three Indianapolis schools on track to exit state takeover wants to use a state law to buy or annually lease the buildings for $1 each, according to its spokesperson.
Students on the move
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Nov 26, 6:49 AM: While the vast majority of students in southern Indiana schools go to the district where they live, there are an increasing number that appear to be on the move, attending nearby schools for a number of reasons.
Does charter school want West Lafayette’s Happy Hollow for $1? Judge wants to know before ruling
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Nov 26, 6:08 AM: A Tippecanoe County judge on Monday ordered West Lafayette schools to tell the state Department of Education that Happy Hollow Elementary is no longer being used for classroom, saying he wouldn’t rule on the district’s challenge of >
Teachers' rally exceeds expectations
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Nov 25, 7:12 AM: The Red for Ed Action Day rally drew thousands of educators from across Indiana, blanketing space inside and outside the state Capitol for one of the largest demonstrations ever held there. Organizers said 20,000 people registered, >
Editorial: Teachers’ rally lets legislators know they are serious about need for higher pay
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Nov 22, 9:04 AM: The turnout of public school teachers and others at the Statehouse Tuesday for “Red for Ed Day” was an impressive show of support — perhaps 20,000 strong — for issues that educators and parents are all concerned about: higher >
Indy's Hope Academy granted new charter
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Nov 22, 7:56 AM: The Indianapolis Charter School Board voted Thursday to approve the charter for Hope Academy.
Thousands of teachers pack Indiana Statehouse for protest
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Nov 20, 7:11 AM: Several thousand teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday to call for better pay and more respect from the Republican-dominated state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school >
Here's how many people rallied at the Indiana Statehouse for Red for Ed Action Day
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Nov 20, 6:58 AM: More than half of the school districts in the state closed their doors Tuesday for Red for Ed, with some converting the day into either an e-learning day or an employee workday. And teachers attended from all ends of the state, some >
Indiana Teachers to Pack Statehouse to Demand Higher Pay; Many Classes Canceled
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Nov 19, 8:42 AM: Thousands of teachers in Indiana are planning to pack the state Capitol on Tuesday to voice their frustration over low salaries and evaluation policies, forcing half the state's school districts to cancel classes for the >

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