- Operation Education: Empowerment Zone, teachers union divided over $10K stipend
- > Apr 9, 7:54 AM: A $10,000 increase in pay-- that's what the South Bend Empowerment Zone wants to give teachers at Coquillard Elementary and Navarre Middle School. But local union representatives say the move brings the schools a step closer to
- All K-12 schools in Indiana will move to online learning for the remainder of the academic year
- > Apr 3, 6:57 AM: All K-12 schools in Indiana will deliver remote instruction for the remainder of the academic year. Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick made the announcement during Gov. Eric Holcomb's press briefing Thursday afternoon. All school
- IPS Board Reaffirms Budget, Innovation Schools After Concerns On Meeting Access
- > Apr 1, 6:07 AM: District staff are still working to figure out a remote learning plan for students. IPS is on spring break now, and school is scheduled to resume April 6. Johnson says high school students will be receiving some type of device to
- Coronavirus pushed school online. But what happens when you don't have internet at home?
- > Mar 26, 6:46 AM: So, while her colleagues are “social distancing” by teaching their classes from home and her students complete assignments from their kitchen tables, Uesseler will be inside her empty classroom – making use of the school’s strong
- Wilson: Meet 3 Indianapolis Charter School Networks That Are All In on Virtual Learning
- > Mar 25, 8:00 AM: Three much-admired school networks in Indianapolis didn’t skip a beat in going virtual. At Purdue Polytechnic High School, which enrolls 442 students at two campuses in the city, remote learning kicked off Monday, March 16, after
- ‘We are still watching’: Teachers address state lawmakers for final day of session
- > Mar 12, 8:27 AM: As the 2020 session comes to an end, teachers across the state used Red for Ed walk-ins to highlight the need for increased public education. “The message is still out there and the message is clear,” said Indiana State Teacher
- WL teachers: Share school referendum money with charters? Outrageous, legislators
- > Mar 10, 6:01 AM: With that same determined mindset, West Lafayette’s school board initiated a lawsuit to declare the 2011 empty space law unconstitutional. As written, any building not currently being used by a public school corporation could be
- Op-ed: Indiana’s new education plan offers blueprint for change
- Mar 9, 8:41 AM: The intense pace of change to our economy and our population is challenging our systems of education and talent development.
- Career Academy moves to take over South Bend school building for $1
- > Mar 6, 9:30 AM: Six months after announcing it was considering buying or leasing — for $1 — a building shuttered by South Bend’s school district because of declining enrollment, a local charter school has officially decided to take advantage of a
- In close vote, lawmakers pave way for charter schools to share referendum dollars
- > Mar 4, 6:56 AM: Charter schools could get a slice of property tax referendum dollars, should public school districts choose to share them – though it’s unclear what districts would choose to do so, as a new legislative proposal allowing for it has
- Senate votes to let school districts share referendum dollars with charter schools
- Mar 3, 8:05 AM: School districts can opt to share tax dollars raised through a referendum with charter schools, under an amendment narrowly adopted Monday by the Indiana Senate after Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch cast the tie-breaking vote.
- South Bend Empowerment Zone plans to pull teachers' union out of Navarre and Coquillard Schools
- > Feb 27, 9:56 AM: South Bend Empowerment Zone, the group of community leaders tasked with resolving the issues facing five schools in South Bend, announced its plan Wednesday night to pull the teachers' union out of Navarre Middle School and
- Opinion: I Respect Teachers Unions and Their Right to Rally for Better Working Conditions
- > Feb 19, 8:40 AM: Families who are leaving their neighborhood districts are not doing so because they are being stolen, as they are not property. They have not been bamboozled or duped into moving their children to a new school, and to insinuate such
- 3 months after Red For Ed, Indiana teachers hold rally on progress
- Feb 18, 6:50 AM: Those pushing for public education reform were back at the statehouse Monday. It’s been about three months since a sea of red took over the capitol to rally for teachers.
- Governor approves student testing 'hold harmless' for Indiana schools, teachers
- Feb 13, 9:01 AM: Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a new state law that retroactively absolves Indiana schools and teachers from accountability consequences tied to last year's poor student performance on the new ILEARN standardized exam.
- Two virtual schools defrauded Indiana of $68 million and funneled more to execs
- Feb 13, 8:24 AM: Early estimates of just how much money two online schools stole from the state of Indiana were wrong, according to a report filed Wednesday by the Indiana State Board of Accounts.
- Op-ed: Include virtual education in teacher certification requirements
- Feb 10, 8:11 AM: Many teacher education programs still have not embraced online learning, to the detriment of all educators.
- Lawmakers pass bill to wait on teacher evaluations based on ILEARN results
- Feb 4, 7:56 AM: The Indiana General Assembly has passed Senate Bill 2, which means schools will not be held accountable for poor performance on ILEARN scores from the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.
- Column: Vouchers let parents choose best option for kids
- > Feb 3, 6:32 AM: As parents of three children with some struggles in school, we know that not all children learn the same way and one type of schooling cannot meet every child's needs. Many education options are available, and we are fortunate to
- Johnson County students flock to Connections Academy
- Jan 31, 8:07 AM: Indiana Connections Academy has a prom, field trips and classes, but there’s one piece of the high school puzzle that’s missing: sitting in a classroom.