- Why families choose school vouchers
- > Mar 23, 5:44 AM: Zaya is one of 34,000 Hoosier students pursuing a better education through Indiana's school voucher program, also known as choice scholarships. The public funding of vouchers offsets some of the costs of private school tuition,
- Indiana House panel advances measure on teacher unions
- Mar 22, 6:38 AM: Indiana lawmakers are considering a measure that requires state officials to publicize the percentage of teachers who are union members and, in some cases, inform them that they can get rid of or change that representation.
- How voucher dollars kept coming as a private school collapsed
- > Mar 20, 5:00 AM: An IndyStar examination of Todd Academy’s experience with school vouchers exposes a serious lack of basic fiscal controls in Indiana’s highly popular school choice system. While both traditional public schools and charter schools
- Sought-after charter Herron High School could be the latest to join the Indianapolis innovation netw
- > Mar 17, 6:13 AM: Herron High School, a sought-after charter school on the near north side that offers a classical liberal arts curriculum, is considering joining the IPS innovation network. As an innovation school, Herron would still have most of
- Are school vouchers good for education? That debate is playing out in Indiana
- > Mar 15, 6:47 AM: Indiana is one of nearly 30 states that offer vouchers or similar programs with the goal of allowing parents to use public funds for private schooling. When the state launched the program, it was designed for low-income students.
- Fueled by vouchers, closed Black Oak school finds new life
- > Mar 13, 6:05 AM: State records show 51 of Mosaic's enrollment of about 70 students come from the Gary Community School Corp. Mosaic is receiving $335,676 in voucher money this year while the beleaguered, near-bankrupt Gary school district has lost
- Indiana Connections Academy offers online choice for students, parents
- > Mar 7, 7:03 AM: Indiana Connections Academy Principal Melissa Brown said the virtual school uses a model of student support from the parent and an Indiana-certified teacher, who helps the student work his or her way through the coursework. All
- Participation in Indiana’s 6-year-old voucher program is at a record high, but growth is slowi
- Mar 2, 6:51 AM: Indiana’s sweeping voucher program appears to be reaching an equilibrium. The number of students using state subsidies to pay private school tuition grew at the lowest rate since the program began in 2011.
- Lilly Endowment gives $7M for new charter schools, teachers
- Mar 1, 6:09 AM: The Lilly Endowment has given more than $7 million to The Mind Trust to help the nonprofit's efforts to launch more charter schools and recruit more educators in Indianapolis.
- Failing Private Schools Could Appeal To Keep Vouchers Under Plan
- > Feb 17, 6:43 AM: Private or religious schools that become ineligible to accept publicly funded vouchers to help students pay tuition could receive a new lifeline from a Republican backed plan announced during Thursday’s House Education Committee
- Lawmakers weigh letting governor select state schools chief
- Feb 15, 6:52 AM: Indiana's superintendent of public instruction would be selected by the governor instead of chosen by voters under a measure backed Tuesday by state House panel.
- Calls for Charter Schools in Kentucky Renewed
Kentucky lawmakers are back in Frankfort, and the issue of charter schools is back in the forefront. Governor Matt Bevin is calling for charter schools to become a reality in the Commonwealth.
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- National charter school organization will not partner with South Bend group
- Feb 10, 7:22 AM: TeamCFA Foundation, the national charter school organization that was working with a local group to open a downtown school called Gateway Academy, has announced that it will not partner with the South Bend school after all.
- Low participation and poor attendance could get a student expelled from an online school
- Feb 7, 6:22 AM: A new House proposal would allow virtual charter schools, which conduct classes almost exclusively online, to remove students showing low participation and poor attendance.
- Vouchers get tied to pre-K expansion bill
- Feb 1, 6:52 AM: A proposal to expand the state-funded prekindergarten program passed committee Tuesday despite language in the bill that connects the early-learning pilot to the state’s controversial voucher program.
- Indian Creek looking at partnership to add more education options
- Jan 24, 7:36 AM: The Indiana Virtual Agricultural Academy, a nonprofit agency being formed, wants to offer students a general education, but also agriculture-based courses.
- Indiana lawmakers are back with an education savings account plan that some advocates have called th
- Jan 20, 6:38 AM: After two quiet attempts last year went nowhere, Indiana lawmakers are back in 2017 pushing for a plan that would allow families direct access to their child’s state education dollars to use for school-related expenses.
- Why online learning works for these Indiana kids
- Jan 4, 7:18 AM: Online schools offer opportunities that can be life-changing for children who need flexible learning, even though the schools have broadly demonstrated a poor track record in Indiana so far.
- Public schools still receive most Indiana education funding
- > Jan 3, 6:25 AM: Indiana annually spends more money on elementary and high school education than any other budget component, a trend likely to continue when the General Assembly convenes in January to determine how to spend anticipated revenue for
- How Indiana’s school voucher program soared, and what it says about education in the Trump era
- Dec 28, 8:20 AM: The voucher program, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing, serves more than 32,000 children and provides an early glimpse of what education policy could look like in Donald Trump’s presidency.