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Online school sees exponential growth in enrollment during pandemic
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Aug 6, 7:05 AM: No surprise that more parents are enrolling their kids in classes online, whether through the local public school, or an online school. Indiana Connections Academy has taught students online for a decade. Enrollment inquiries jumped >
Gary won’t share referendum money with charters
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Jul 22, 6:54 AM: If voters approve the Gary Community School Corp.‘s proposed $52 million, eight-year operating referendum in November, the money won’t be shared with the city’s nine charter schools.
Purdue Polytechnic High School dedicates new downtown Indianapolis school building
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Jul 21, 6:48 AM: Enrollment at the school is aimed toward low-income and minority students and currently sits around 540 students, Bless said. Instead of traditional classes, students act independently and work in a project-based learning style >
Indianapolis Public Schools pushing back the start of school two weeks due to coronavirus
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Jul 20, 6:14 AM: The state's largest school district was supposed to start the year — with in-person and virtual options for instruction — on Aug. 3. At a board retreat Saturday, commissioners voted to push back the restart of the school year to >
Gov. Holcomb leaves Indiana school reopening decisions to local districts
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Jul 16, 6:03 AM: The decision for schools to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year is up to local districts, Gov. Eric Holcomb said during a press conference Wednesday.
These new Indianapolis charter schools didn’t plan on a pandemic. They’re opening anyway.
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Jul 10, 6:24 AM: School leaders at Believe Circle City High School, a charter school opening soon in Indianapolis, had originally planned for students to spend Friday afternoons outside the classroom. They’d volunteer, visit colleges, and >
Letter: Online school gave me better opportunity
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Jul 9, 6:07 AM: While many were thrown into online learning due to the pandemic, I was ahead of the curve. I enrolled at the Insight School of Indiana to get opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Coming from a small town in Indiana, where my >
State test scores will no longer be required when evaluating Indiana teachers
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Jul 7, 6:14 AM: Indiana schools are no longer required by law to use state test scores when annually evaluating teacher performances. The new law, House Enrolled Act 1002, went into effect July 1 and marks a significant departure from past mandates >
Indiana's Private School Vouchers Program Costs $173M, Enrollment Stays Flat
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Jul 2, 5:58 AM: The overall growth of Hoosier students using publicly-funded vouchers to attend a private school remains relatively flat as the cost increases, according to a just released report.
Indianapolis Public Schools propose strategy to address racial disparities
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Jun 26, 7:31 AM: A new strategy to address racial inequities for Indianapolis Public Schools' Black students and parents has been proposed to the school's board.
Indianapolis charter schools announce reopening
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Jun 26, 7:22 AM: Leaders of Marion County charter schools announced in a letter to families Thursday that classrooms will reopen at their scheduled date.
If schools close again, a new grant will help them be better prepared for online learning
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Jun 23, 7:40 AM: As schools prepare to reopen classrooms in the fall, many are planning for continued online learning – in the event that some students aren’t ready to return to in-person instruction or if the coronavirus pandemic forces school >
Pacers All-Star George Hill opens charter school on Indy’s east side
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Jun 16, 6:20 AM: Indiana Pacers All-Star George Hill was in Indianapolis on Monday to celebrate a new charter school he helped start. A dream six years in the making will come true this fall when the Him By Her Collegiate School For the Arts opens >
From preschools to college campuses in Indiana, schools plan for fall reopening
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May 28, 6:33 AM: Many districts are considering some version of remote learning. Hamilton Southeastern Schools is surveying students, parents and teachers about how eLearning has gone to help the district be prepared for future use.
Viewpoint: Vote no on South Bend referendum to really support public schools
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May 15, 7:20 AM: Over the past few school years, on average, South Bend’s high schools are rated as C, its middle schools are rated as F, and its elementary schools rated as D. By any measure, South Bend schools is not preparing the students they >
Charter school leaders form PAC to oppose South Bend schools referendum
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May 6, 7:03 AM: The president of a South Bend charter school group has formed a political action committee to oppose the city school district’s upcoming $220-million referendum, saying he wants to force the district to confront its >
State charter board to require Indianapolis schools to use Enroll Indy
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Apr 30, 6:19 AM: The Indiana Charter School Board voted Wednesday to require Indianapolis campuses it oversees to participate in the city’s common enrollment system, Enroll Indy.
Charter For Emma Donnan's New Operator Approved In Fast-Track Process
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Apr 29, 6:15 AM: The Indianapolis Charter School Board sped up its approval process Tuesday to allow a new operator to restart Emma Donnan Elementary-Middle School this summer. Instead of holding two meetings on the application from Adelante >
Colleges are getting millions to help students in need, but don't know how to spend it.
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Apr 23, 7:39 AM: Indiana colleges and universities are set to receive to roughly $200 million from the federal government’s coronavirus relief package – a welcome boost as higher education institutions and their students face unprecedented >
How closed schools impact English learners and how teachers communicate amid coronavirus
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Apr 15, 8:41 AM: Teachers of English language learners who spoke to IndyStar said they are concerned about learning loss, but said they won’t know the extent until school buildings reopen, whenever that may be.

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