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Muncie's only charter school reacts to 'D'
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Oct 17, 5:06 AM: Inspire Academy, Muncie's only charter school, has received another "D" from the state as its final letter grade for school accountability for 2016-17.
GiaQuinta chosen for charter board
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Oct 13, 6:04 AM: Established in 2011, the board serves as a sponsoring and regulatory entity for charter schools. The seven members are appointed by elected officials, including the governor and superintendent of public instruction.
UIndy departments maintain partnership with charter school
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Oct 12, 6:14 AM: The most recent installment of this connection was created in partnership with the Department of Social Work and the Department of Art and Design at the UIndy. Voss said that the goal of the project was to find ways to interact with >
Indiana ranking second in The Center for Education Reform’s 2017 Parent Power! Index
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Oct 11, 7:05 AM: The Center for Education Reform (CER) released its 2017 Parent Power! Index (PPI), the nation’s foremost study of a parent’s ability to exercise educational options for their children.
Many local families find success stories
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Oct 9, 5:11 AM: Public school wasn't cutting it for Patricia Andrade's youngest son, Javier Andrade, who faces several challenges, including a processing disorder that makes it difficult for him to grasp everything teachers say.
Panel offers perspectives on voucher benefits, criticisms
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Oct 5, 5:28 AM: A five-member panel Wednesday night brought varying perspectives to the school voucher debate, and the participants interacted with an engaged audience that had more questions than time allowed.
Charter school allegedly pays parents $200 per child to attend its school
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Oct 4, 6:54 AM: Benton Harbor’s school-aged children are in the middle of a tug-of-war with a local charter school offering parents $200 per child to attend the school, according to Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Shelly >
At an innovative high school, students get support battling their addictions while they learn
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Oct 4, 5:57 AM: Drug use has been down among teenagers, but mortality is rising. And that is leading many to seek out new options for their children. The “NewsHour”‘s Pamela Kirkland went to look at how one so-called recovery school in Indianapolis >
Parents go parochial after losing faith in public
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Oct 3, 5:37 AM: Vouchers made it possible for the Catholic family of eight to send their children to parochial schools, with one currently attending Bishop Luers High School and two at Saint John the Baptist. Three of their children are in >
IPS enrollment grows with its addition of charter school partners
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Oct 3, 5:21 AM: Enrollment in Indianapolis Public Schools ticked up for the first time in at least four years, thanks to deals struck with local charter schools to join the district’s innovation network.
State's plan could go national
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Oct 2, 7:04 AM: That speech garnered attention nationally, and in May Rodriguez was standing beside U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as a special guest at a conference in Indianapolis. That's because Indiana's voucher program – the largest in >
IPS enrollment grows with its addition of charter school partners
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Oct 2, 6:48 AM: Enrollment in Indianapolis Public Schools ticked up for the first time in at least four years, thanks to deals struck with local charter schools to join the district’s innovation network.
Hoosier Virtual Academy, an online charter school serving 1,750 students, to close in June
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Sep 29, 6:37 AM: Hoosier Academies Virtual School will close at the end of the school year. The board of the online school, serving about 1,750 students across the state of Indiana this year, made the decision to end its experimental program rather >
PBC school board sues state, says charter-friendly law costs millions
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Sep 29, 4:58 AM: The Palm Beach County School Board is suing the state over a new law that requires it to share property tax dollars with charter schools, calling the new requirement an unconstitutional attack on its authority to raise and spend >
Skeptical at first, these Ritz supporters are now optimistic about McCormick
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Sep 29, 4:54 AM: In her policies and recent comments since taking office, McCormick has just as often clashed with her Republican colleagues and pro-school-choice funders as she has been aligned with them. Yet even during the election, there were >
Hoosier Academies Virtual Charter School To Close In June
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Sep 28, 5:31 AM: The board of the chronically failing Hoosier Academies Virtual School voted Tuesday not to seek renewal of their charter, a decision that will cause the school of 2,000 students to close in June.
Many parents still don't know about vouchers, other school choice options
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Sep 20, 6:24 AM: About one-third of parents who participated in a recent survey about school choice options in Indiana said they hadn't heard of the program that gives low- and middle-income families public money to put toward tuition at >
IPS board votes to close Broad Ripple, Arlington and Northwest high schools
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Sep 19, 4:51 AM: After months of public comment and debate, the Indianapolis Public Schools board voted Monday night to close the three high schools and shut the door on a painful few months for the district.
DeVos examines dual-credit programs at charter schools in Gary 
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Sep 18, 7:15 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited two Gary charter schools Friday to examine their dual-credit programs.
Innovation schools saw some of the largest gains on ISTEP in Indianapolis Public Schools
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Sep 8, 5:23 AM: When ISTEP scores are released each year, buried in the rankings of the highest and lowest scoring schools is another story — schools that have made significant progress or seen precipitous drops.

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