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Policymakers agree virtual schools should get more teachers and less money. Will they make it happen?
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Nov 22, 6:27 AM: After Chalkbeat revealed widespread low-performance and unusual spending at Indiana Virtual School, there were no immediate plans to change how the fast-growing but relatively little-known online charter school operates.
How this small Hamilton County school jumped from an 'F' state grade to an 'A' in one year
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Nov 21, 6:30 AM: For the first few minutes of Adam Spencer's sixth-grade math class, students sat hunched over their laptops in the darkened room. They were engrossed in a self-led digital math program, working toward completing their 10 lessons for >
Would charter schools snap up closed South Bend buildings?
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Nov 20, 8:42 AM: A proposal to close a handful of South Bend schools could reinvigorate the back-burnered plan of a local group that wants to start a charter school here.
2 struggling Indianapolis Public Schools will restart as charter schools
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Nov 20, 6:19 AM: Wendell Phillips School 63 and Washington Irving School 14 will be the district’s latest to convert to charter schools and join its Innovation Network.  After the school board’s vote to convert the schools Thursday night, the >
IPS event showcases school choice
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Nov 17, 6:04 AM: Parents within the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) district can learn about the variety of school choices available for students — and apply for those schools on the spot — during the fourth annual IPS Showcase of >
Innovation schools: What are they and why does IPS want more of them?
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Nov 15, 7:03 AM: One in five IPS students are attending schools that are not run by IPS. They are operated by charter schools and other organizations. They're called innovation schools and the Indianapolis Public School system wants more of >
IPS showcase of schools will include new enrollment method that does away with waitlists
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Nov 15, 6:10 AM: We're not even half way through the school year, but one group is already looking ahead to next year. Staff members from Enroll Indy kicked off a canvassing campaign this week to let families know about the new one match application >
Former Indiana schools chief Glenda Ritz: Virtual schools ‘prey’ on vulnerable students
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Nov 14, 7:12 AM: As far as former state Superintendent Glenda Ritz is concerned, full-time online schools are “a failed alternative” to traditional schools.
Enrollment drops by 400 in South Bend schools
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Nov 14, 5:49 AM: Private-school vouchers, charter schools and competing districts played a heavy role in the latest enrollment trends for local public schools, including a decrease of more than 400 students for the South Bend Community School Corp. >
1 Application Will Cover Enrollment For IPS and Indy Charter Schools
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Nov 13, 7:29 AM: A new online enrollment system for families to enroll their kids in grade K-12 for the 2018-19 school year at Indianapolis Public Schools and most Marion County charter schools begins Tuesday.
One website, no waitlists: Indianapolis rolls out one application for district and charter schools
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Nov 10, 5:55 AM: In the coming weeks, about two dozen Enroll Indy staff members will fan out across Indianapolis, canvassing neighborhoods and setting up shop at community events with an ambitious goal: changing how families choose schools.
State sets hearing on takeover of Muncie Schools
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Nov 2, 5:38 AM: The Distressed Unit Appeal Board (DUAB) has scheduled a hearing on whether the state should take full control of Muncie Community Schools.
State Ed Board Member Resigns As Virtual Charter School Leader
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Oct 31, 6:03 AM: An Indiana Board of Education member has resigned as leader of the beleaguered Hoosier Academies charter school network amid state sanctions due to years of failing academics.
Major changes await those wanting to enroll at IPS and charters, but no wait lists
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Oct 30, 6:12 AM: Nearly all of the city's charter schools and all Indianapolis Public Schools programs will have a common application through the a new unified enrollment system called Enroll Indy. Starting next month, families can apply for a spot >
Indiana school voucher debate continues
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Oct 23, 4:51 AM: Jennifer Madison wasn’t unhappy with her son’s traditional public school, but when she learned her son qualified for a state-funded voucher, she jumped at the chance to send him to St. Patrick’s School in Terre >
Muncie's only charter school reacts to 'D'
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Oct 17, 5:06 AM: Inspire Academy, Muncie's only charter school, has received another "D" from the state as its final letter grade for school accountability for 2016-17.
GiaQuinta chosen for charter board
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Oct 13, 6:04 AM: Established in 2011, the board serves as a sponsoring and regulatory entity for charter schools. The seven members are appointed by elected officials, including the governor and superintendent of public instruction.
UIndy departments maintain partnership with charter school
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Oct 12, 6:14 AM: The most recent installment of this connection was created in partnership with the Department of Social Work and the Department of Art and Design at the UIndy. Voss said that the goal of the project was to find ways to interact with >
Indiana ranking second in The Center for Education Reform’s 2017 Parent Power! Index
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Oct 11, 7:05 AM: The Center for Education Reform (CER) released its 2017 Parent Power! Index (PPI), the nation’s foremost study of a parent’s ability to exercise educational options for their children.
Many local families find success stories
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Oct 9, 5:11 AM: Public school wasn't cutting it for Patricia Andrade's youngest son, Javier Andrade, who faces several challenges, including a processing disorder that makes it difficult for him to grasp everything teachers say.

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