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Community Montessori adopts hybrid learning model
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Jan 11, 9:29 AM: A New Albany charter school is adapting its COVID-19 protocols with the goal of safely keeping school open.
Bill creates new Gary schools oversight, guts collective bargaining for teachers: Smith says ‘We’re not going to lay down and just take this’
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Jan 11, 9:17 AM: State lawmakers are weighing a bill that continues state control of the distressed Gary Community School Corp. with a state-appointed seven-member board and ends collective bargaining rights for teachers.
Commentary: Our students face poverty and COVID-19. We could not just teach the 3 R's.
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Jan 4, 9:06 AM: Our eyes were open, and our hearts were full. The families in our neighborhood deserved and demanded a new approach to educating their children. At Ignite, we were determined to give them just this approach.
Indianapolis Public Schools moves forward, severs ties with Ignite Achievement Academy
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Dec 17, 6:29 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools will end its partnership with Ignite Achievement Academy at the end of the current school year. The IPS board voted Thursday night to not renew the district’s contract with the charter school operator, >
IPS wants to end ties with a charter school. Families want a second chance.
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Dec 15, 7:06 AM: As Indianapolis Public Schools prepares to end its relationship with a charter school struggling with academics, staffing and enrollment, families say they want the school to get another chance.
Many Indiana spending plans unclear for federal aid money
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Dec 13, 9:09 AM: Indiana schools are set to receive nearly $3 billion in federal coronavirus relief over the next three years, but districts vary widely on information they have released about that money and a state online tracking system is still >
Should Indiana change the school bus law to help charters? One advocacy group thinks so
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Dec 9, 6:32 AM: When Global Preparatory Academy went searching for a way to bring students to school this year, it found that most transportation providers were too understaffed to take on another contract. But finding its own vehicle turned into a >
Indianapolis Public Schools set to sever ties with Ignite Achievement Academy
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Dec 7, 7:07 AM: IPS plans to keep School 42 open, VanDeWalle said, but who will run it — the district or another charter partner — has yet to be decided.
Why we don’t know how Indiana schools are spending $3 billion in federal stimulus
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Dec 6, 9:11 AM: Indiana schools are slated to get a surge of nearly $3 billion in federal coronavirus relief over the next three years. The money is meant to help them safely operate and make up for the instruction students missed out on. But >
IPS will share $27.5M in referendum funds with charter schools. Here’s what it means
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Nov 19, 7:26 AM: The vote by the school board comes amid growing pressure from families, school leaders and advocates for the property-tax funds to directly benefit students enrolled in innovation charter schools.
Equity, funding and legal concerns at heart of IPS plan to share referendum money
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Nov 18, 9:57 AM: Yet some innovation charter school parents went door to door in 2018 to help campaign for the referendum, believing it would directly benefit their schools too, such as increasing teacher pay. But their children’s schools actually >
Top Indiana Republicans say they’ll make sure parents have a voice
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Nov 18, 6:34 AM: Two of Indiana’s Republican leaders spoke out on issues in Indiana schools Tuesday, with Speaker of the House Todd Huston saying the legislature will take steps to make sure parents have more input on what is taught and Attorney >
IPS’ plan to share tax funds with charters draws legal question
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Nov 17, 7:19 AM: An Indiana lawmaker is raising concerns that Indianapolis Public Schools’ proposal to share tax referendum funds with charter schools violates state law.
Indiana’s largest teachers union demands lawmakers restore bargaining rights
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Nov 17, 6:24 AM: Indiana’s largest teachers union wants lawmakers to restore collective bargaining power to educators in an effort to mitigate the state’s teacher shortage.
Indianapolis ‘Innovation Network’ Schools See 42% Jump in Students Amid Pandemic
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Nov 15, 10:33 AM: Almost all of the increase has taken place in the city’s Innovation Network Schools, which saw a two-year enrollment boost of nearly 42 percent. Nearly 13,000 children now attend innovation schools, independent programs that are >
IPS may share $5M in referendum funds with charter partners annually
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Nov 10, 9:45 AM: Leaders of Indianapolis Public Schools may decide to share funds from their 2018 property-tax referendum with the independently managed schools in the district. The proposal would provide a total of roughly $5 million to the schools >
South Bend teachers hit stalemate in negotiations. District says 'significant' raises offered.
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Nov 10, 9:32 AM: Bargaining in the South Bend school district hit a stalemate this week as teachers continue to push for increased financial commitments from the corporation’s recently passed referendum.
South Bend teachers union holds rally in response to what they call 'broken promises'
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Nov 5, 7:51 AM: The National Education Association of South Bend is rallying downtown because of what they say are “broken promises.” The union claims no money from the South Bend Schools’ recent referendum has been put toward teacher >
No classroom. Missing friends. How the pandemic jolted Indiana’s special education students
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Nov 5, 5:57 AM: As schools scrambled to deliver special education services in an online format during the early months of the pandemic, students with disabilities faced unique challenges. In-person therapies were not available. Student learning >
IPS to consider giving charter school partners a share of referendum funds
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Nov 4, 5:42 AM: Parents of students at Matchbook Learning at Wendell Phillips #63 went door to door before the 2018 election to campaign for a funding increase for Indianapolis Public Schools. Voters approved the district’s referendum to boost >

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