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Info session at VCPL for online charter school with ag emphasis
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Apr 24, 7:31 AM: A new, online charter school that focuses on agricultural training will have an information session and registration from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Tuesday at the Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square.
South Bend Charter School could close without a sponsor
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Apr 24, 5:38 AM: Nearly 200 students may have to find a different school next fall. Xavier School of Excellence is losing its sponsor. It's looking to another group to keep the school opened. Ball State University will no longer sponsor the school >
Indiana Teachers Reaching 'Boiling Point' On Pay, Education Issues
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Apr 20, 7:38 AM: She says major concerns for Hoosier educators include test scores and their impact on teacher evaluations, and overall pay. Safety in the classroom, per-pupil funding, and better working conditions are also key issues.
Do Charter Schools Really Improve Student Achievement?
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Apr 18, 6:46 AM: A major argument in favor of charter schools is improved student achievement, but a recent study out of Indiana University, says transfer students have smaller academic gains in the first two years at a new charter school, compared >
Washington Irving School to Become Charter School
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Apr 10, 5:56 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools have teamed up with a non-profit organization to turn Washington Irving School 14 into an Innovation Network School.
How Marian University is working to help solve the teaching shortage
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Apr 9, 6:40 AM: Like most of the country, Indiana is experiencing a major teaching shortage. Factors like low pay, working conditions and testing mandates have resulted in precipitous declines in the number of college students pursuing a career in >
State schools chief: Better accountability needed for schools taking public money
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Apr 6, 5:46 AM: Elected in November 2016, McCormick, a proponent of school choice, said the state should do more to make sure struggling charters and private schools that accept vouchers are accountable for their academic records.
A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School
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Apr 5, 6:41 AM: Although there are many other programs around the country to help adults get their high school diplomas, the Goodwill Excel school model stands out because it accepts students of any age — most other schools cap their enrollment at >
Report compares efficacy of schools
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Apr 5, 6:31 AM: A report released Wednesday compared Indiana charter schools with their traditional public school peers for the first time and found charters receive less funding but perform better in some cases.
New charter school set to open this summer
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Apr 5, 6:22 AM: At a sprawling farm in Morgantown, hundreds of acres of farmland, pastures and forests will give students of a new online charter school a place to get hands-on learning experience.
Merrillville private school barred from accepting new voucher students
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Apr 5, 6:04 AM: A Merrillville private school cannot accept new voucher students in the fall after the State Board of Education on Wednesday denied its request for a waiver from school accountability consequences.
Voucher waivers for struggling private schools are ‘out of control,’ Indiana official says
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Apr 5, 5:28 AM: Ever since a state law was passed last year, Indiana private schools have been allowed to ask for a waiver to accept new voucher students despite years of bad grades.
How are Indiana charter schools doing? 9 things to know from the state’s first study
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Apr 4, 5:52 AM: The report is required under a bill lawmakers passed in 2015, and it will be repeated every five years. It covers enrollment trends, academic achievement, student demographics, and funding. The idea for the report came from a >
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Apr 4, 5:33 AM: Nearly a year after the official groundbreaking ceremony at Otwell Miller Academy last April, school leadership continues to face hurdles.
Charter looking to future despite funding obstacles
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Apr 4, 5:33 AM: Nearly a year after the official groundbreaking ceremony at Otwell Miller Academy last April, school leadership continues to face hurdles.
Vouchers costing county schools $829,515 for year
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Apr 3, 5:22 AM: A statewide analysis of the number of dollars being lost by each school district due to the Indiana voucher program reveals that the four Putnam County school corporations are losing more than $800,000 for the 2017-18 school >
To slash costs, Indianapolis charter school operator ‘shops’ for new authorizer
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Apr 3, 5:07 AM: Christel House schools are applying for new charters — even though its current charters are not expiring, nor are its schools in bad standing academically or financially. Instead, the schools’ leader says the network wants to save >
Student engagement at the heart of new online charter school
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Mar 30, 6:35 AM: Those behind the Indiana Agriculture & Technology School say they’re changing the game for online schools. And they’re doing so by keeping the enrollment low and the student accountability high.
IPS takes on teacher shortage with innovative recruiting campaign
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Mar 29, 5:24 AM: Adversaries are now allies in the increasing competition for good teachers. IPS, charter schools and the mayor's office are taking on the teacher shortage. They are selling the city and its schools to teachers across the >
Column: School district budgets don't fully reflect vouchers' drain
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Mar 28, 5:24 AM: Recently there have been a lot of stories and opinion pieces written about the Indiana voucher program and school funding. There appears to be a misconception about how the voucher program works as well as its impact on public >

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