- Gary schools reports first increase in student enrollment in more than a decade
- > Oct 23, 6:39 AM: Optimism across GCSC is growing with word Thursday that for the first time in more than a decade, the district is reporting an increase in average daily membership, an enrollment figure used by the state to determine per-student
- Local private school wins families, not funding
- Oct 21, 6:28 AM: The COVID costs keep piling up. "We're really close to spending $1,000 so far," Conyers said. And the federal government’s payouts don’t always include private institutions.
- 3 learning sites for online school to stay open, give Indy's working families more options
- > Oct 16, 5:54 AM: An initiative to provide students a safe place to do their online learning — originally launched when Indianapolis Public Schools and others decided to start the school year virtually — will be extended through the rest of the fall
- National teacher union leader stumps for Gary tax referendum
- Oct 15, 9:05 AM: The president of the American Federation of Teachers brought muscle and money in support of a referendum to raise taxes in the Gary Community School Corp.
- Reopening schools, teacher pay and more: Where Holcomb and Myers differ on education issues
- Sep 25, 7:30 AM: Education has always been an issue in Indiana’s gubernatorial race but it’s gained even more importance in this year’s election.
- As more schools offer in-person options, what happens to the students who stay virtual?
- Sep 21, 6:24 AM: But as districts go from fully virtual to hybrid schedules, it's also splitting students into two other groups — those that are in-person part-time and those who are always virtual.
- Operation Education: E-learning at the Empowerment Zone schools
- Sep 17, 7:40 AM: The South Bend Empowerment Zone is working to turn around five struggling schools, and the switch to e-learning in the spring hit them harder than most.
- South Bend charter schools ready for in-person learning
- Sep 16, 7:37 AM: At the K-5 Success Academy students will learn in-person five days a week. At the 6-12 Career Academy students will spend two days a week in the building. The Success Academy is a firm believer in the face to face philosophy.
- Operation Education: Assessing virtual charter schools
- Sep 10, 6:17 AM: You wouldn't keep your kid in a school where students perform 35% worse than their peers in a neighboring school. But parents across the country are flocking to virtual charter schools.
- Editorial: Public's education
- Sep 2, 5:29 AM: Indiana faces countless challenges in recovering from the pandemic. Perhaps none is more important than how the state addresses its public schools.
- IPS is trying entirely virtual school for the first time. How is it going?
- > Aug 28, 6:27 AM: There are technological challenges to be expected that the district is still working through and schools are still tracking down a “substantial number” of students who had not shown up to digital school 9 days into the
- IPS Students May Face Software 'Glitch' On First Day Of Remote Learning
- Aug 17, 4:18 AM: Students at Indianapolis Public Schools begin the 2020-21 academic year today with virtual-only classes and face a "potential technical glitch.
- Gov. Holcomb proposes 'solution' for school funding amid the pandemic
- > Aug 13, 7:00 AM: Holcomb is asking the Indiana State Board of Education to delay the fall count of student enrollment — the day on which schools count all their students in attendance, and must designate them as in-person or virtual — through at
- Online school sees exponential growth in enrollment during pandemic
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- > 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
- 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.
- > 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