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Kindezi Academy, charter school and IPS partner, to close at end of the school year
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Feb 22, 7:02 AM: Families of Kindezi Academy students received some difficult news Friday afternoon: After six years, the school is closing.
Editorial: More low-income kids need access to great preschool prep
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Feb 18, 9:16 AM: Much of that money is wasted: Fewer than 50% of students in remedial courses complete them. But Indiana Commission for Higher Education information since 2013 proves the state’s emphasis on college readiness is paying life-altering >
Indiana school districts may be required to share referendum proceeds with charter schools
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Feb 10, 9:58 AM: Indiana school districts that successfully persuade voters to pay higher property taxes to support their local schools soon may be required to share referendum revenue with nearby charter schools.
Parents pick Catholic schools for faith, academics as Diocese of Gary sees enrollment hike
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Feb 4, 10:19 AM: The Diocese of Gary’s 20 schools are seeing rising enrollments due to expanded state support as they mark Catholic Schools Week.
Indiana Department of Education releases COVID-19 relief school spending dashboard
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Feb 1, 9:49 AM: The site shows how much money each school district has been reimbursed out of their allotment. It also breaks down funding by each round of relief from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding.
IPS considers start-up charter operator to run Elder Diggs School 42 after current manager forced out
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Feb 1, 9:09 AM: Last month the Indianapolis Public Schools Board voted not to renew a contract with Ignite Achievement Academy to run the northwest-side school due to concerns including low academic performance and high staff turnover during the >
Bills to create adjunct status for public school teachers considered in Statehouse
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Feb 1, 6:31 AM: A bill moving forward in the Indiana Senate would let public schools hire part time “adjunct” teachers without any teaching training. Bill author Sen. Linda Rogers (R-Granger) said it could help address an ongoing teacher shortage, >
Public school referendum sharing requirement passes House, heads to Indiana Senate
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Jan 28, 8:25 AM: Public school districts would be required to share referendum funding with charter schools under a bill approved by the Indiana House Thursday.
These Indiana schools are the most chosen by parents
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Jan 27, 7:58 AM: For Anita Silverman, this gave her the ability to send her children to schools to address their specific needs. She is a mother to six children, each with their own unique skills, qualities and comfort zones.
Indiana lawmakers move forward with bill to share school referendum funds with charters
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Jan 24, 9:19 AM: A legal analysis of the bill says if it had been law in 2021, more than $24 million would have gone to charter schools out of more than $400 million in referendum funding for schools across the state.
More South Bend students are choosing schools outside the district. Here's where they're going.
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Jan 24, 8:41 AM: New data released last week from the Indiana Department of Education details the number of students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through adult education classes in schools across Indiana.
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 >

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