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IPS Partners With Charter High School KIPP Indy
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Mar 22, 5:42 AM: Commissioner Diane Arnold voted in support of the partnership. “The students and their families that attend KIPP and other innovation schools are not stepchildren, they are IPS children, and they deserve the same consideration and >
Charter school on Indy's east side to close at end of school year
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Mar 22, 5:17 AM: Lighthouse East Charter School on Indianapolis' east side is closing at the end of this school year. Its board announced the decision Thursday morning, citing poor performance and dwindling enrollment.
With new deal, IPS could pay for 2 KIPP charter schools’ busing with local tax money
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Mar 21, 6:10 AM: The Indianapolis Public Schools board will vote Thursday on whether to provide some KIPP charter school students free busing, a move that would give the schools rare access to services funded by local property tax money.
Purdue Northwest concurrent enrollment program helps high school students build college cred
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Mar 19, 7:14 AM: For high school students looking to get a head start on their college careers, Purdue University Northwest can help. The university's concurrent enrollment program is part of a state requirement that each high school offer at least >
Challengers withdraw petition to replace the IPS teachers union but pledge to try again
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Mar 19, 6:51 AM: A group of educators withdrew their petition last week to decertify and replace the existing Indianapolis Public Schools teachers union over an error on the application — but they say they will try again later this year.
Poor Indiana students get less money, the well-off get more in 'astonishing' 2020 budget
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Mar 18, 7:00 AM: Some Indiana school districts are sounding the alarm after new state funding projections show big cuts for districts that educate high concentrations of kids growing up in poverty.
Letter: Judge each virtual school on its merits
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Mar 18, 5:51 AM: Last week Glenda Ritz wrote about the dismal performance of the Indiana Virtual School and the Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy [Stop state money to virtual schools, Forefront, March 8]. While I couldn’t agree more that this school >
Purdue Polytechnic High School North Posts Low Enrollment Data, Asks Community Partners For Help
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Mar 13, 6:24 AM: Purdue Polytechnic High School officials asked Indianapolis community leaders to promote its new campus on the city’s north side, at a meeting Tuesday.
Hundreds of Northwest Indiana teachers to attend Indianapolis union rally
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Mar 7, 7:58 AM: Participants are looking to highlight the need to hike teacher pay as well as improving public school funding. The state’s largest teachers union — the Indiana State Teachers Association — organized it.
Over objections, Howe and Manual high schools likely to remain open as charter schoolsb
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Mar 7, 7:41 AM: The Indiana State Board of Education voted Wednesday to allow Howe and Manual high schools to stay open as charter schools, over the objections of the district that once controlled them.
Two Indianapolis high schools are spared closure, as state endorses charter conversion
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Mar 7, 6:54 AM: A charter network that has overseen Howe and Manual high schools since they were taken over by the state seven years ago is one step closer to taking permanent control — a move that would prevent the schools’ closure but also >
The House And Senate Have Approved Virtual Education Bills. Now What?
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Mar 6, 7:27 AM: Both the Senate and House have approved their own versions of a virtual education bill, but some worry the proposed new rules for virtual education moving forward don’t do enough.
Editorial: Choice numbers
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Mar 6, 6:34 AM: Indiana's tax-credit/voucher historys hould be a warning to federal lawmakers weighing DeVos' $5 billion Education Freedom Scholarships. “This program won't take a single cent from local public school teachers or public school >
IPS pushes back on plan to convert Howe, Manual into charter schools
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Mar 4, 6:31 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools is asking the state to hold off on a decision next week about the future of three schools transitioning out of state control.
Almost 10,000 students went to this online school last year. 851 stayed the whole time
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Mar 1, 7:55 AM: Nearly 10,000 students attended Indiana Virtual School at some point last school year, but about 91 percent didn’t stay for an entire year, new data released by Daleville public schools show.
New charter option possibly coming for high schoolers in South Bend
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Mar 1, 7:48 AM: An official with Success Virtual Learning Centers confirmed on Thursday the secondary education charter school system is looking to add a high school in South Bend by Fall 2020.
Troubled Indiana virtual schools poised to lose charters amid claims thousands of students weren’t put in classes
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Feb 27, 7:07 AM: Two of the state’s largest, most troubled virtual schools were put on notice Monday night that their charters could be revoked after their authorizer alleged that thousands of enrolled students went semesters or sometimes years >
IPS School Board Considers New High School Charter Partnership
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Feb 27, 6:50 AM: The Indianapolis Public Schools board met Tuesday night to consider a possible partnership with local charter school operator KIPP Indy.
Board approves intent to overhaul school to avoid closure, but it may not be enough
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Feb 26, 6:47 AM: South Bend Community School Corporation officials approved a letter of intent to partner with a group to save a failing middle school during a regular Monday night, but the move may not prevent the state from shuttering one of its >
Commentary: Early college credit leads to success, savings for students and the state
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Feb 25, 7:40 AM: Education and training beyond high school are critical not only to our state’s economic success but also to help Hoosiers reach their aspirations and live fulfilling lives. That’s why Indiana adopted a goal for 60 percent of all >

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