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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 >
Despite IPS concerns, state will allow arts school to replicate as charter
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Oct 29, 6:09 AM: The state is allowing an independent performing arts school in the Indianapolis Public Schools district to replicate its curriculum as a new charter school despite the IPS superintendent not supporting the plan.
IPS teachers are getting a 3% pay raise this year
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Oct 29, 6:07 AM: The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Commissioners approved a raise for teachers  Thursday evening. The new two-year collective bargaining agreement includes a roughly 3 percent increase in pay for the current year and a 3 >
IPS enrollment rises as missing kindergartners return
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Oct 28, 6:01 AM: Students are trickling back to Indianapolis Public Schools this year, marking the start of recovery from an enrollment dip during the pandemic.
Teachers union makes pitch for pandemic compensation package
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Oct 20, 8:43 AM: The president of the Anderson Federation of Teachers said the staff is waiting for a pandemic-related compensation package.
Beyond ILEARN: Indiana's school grading system will look at readiness for college, career
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Oct 18, 9:18 AM: Academics, college and career readiness, communication skills, work ethic, financial literacy – these are the things that Indiana schools will be judged on in the coming years.
96% of Indiana school districts report teacher shortages
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Oct 7, 6:07 AM: According to an annual survey, 96.5% of participating Indiana school districts reported teacher shortages, the highest in the seven years of surveying school corporations.
An Indiana charter school refused to follow a COVID-19 mask mandate. Here's what happened.
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Oct 6, 8:03 AM: Only one K-12 school in the county — Seven Oaks Classical School — did not require masks when they started school Aug. 11. Here's what happened.
First month of classes in Detroit sees virtual school challenges, demand for hourly employees continues
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Sep 30, 8:09 AM: Three weeks into the school year, Detroit Public Schools Community District officials still are fielding complaints from parents about its new virtual school.
Study: Competition Spurred By Vouchers Limits Long-Term Public School Performance
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Sep 8, 3:21 PM: A study looking at school choice in Indiana suggests competition spurred by vouchers limits public school performance over time. The researcher behind the findings says it's a critical piece to better understand how school >

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