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Exclusive: Charter schools say IPS rejected a multi-million dollar offer for Broad Ripple High School
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Jun 18, 7:29 AM: Two charter schools say Indianapolis Public Schools has rejected their multi-million dollar proposal to take over the district’s soon-to-be vacant Broad Ripple High School building, baffling city leaders who fear the site could sit >
Report: Indiana high school students becoming better prepared for college
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Jun 18, 7:06 AM: More Indiana high school students are earning college credit while in high school, and high school graduates require less remediation when entering college, according to a new report released Thursday by the Indiana Commission for >
After five "F" ratings state board of education holds hearing for Navarre Intermediate
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Jun 1, 5:14 AM: On Thursday, a public hearing was held at Navarre Intermediate Center after the school received five consecutive "F" ratings from the Indiana State Board of Education.
Don’t look now, but members of the Clark County School Board have inadvertently offered a rousing endorsement for school choice. The trustees last week approved a $2.4 billion fiscal 2019 budget that includes $117,000 for a new marketing position cre
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May 30, 4:56 AM: Two well-known organizations are opening charter schools in Gary next fall, both designed to help adults earn their high school diplomas.
A rural school turns to digital education. Is it a savior or devil's bargain?
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May 29, 7:25 AM: But now a discussion is brewing outside of Modoc and its small school district. Advocates call the virtual school an innovation that rescued a cash-strapped small public school and offers increasingly rare learning opportunities to >
Charter school grants attract national talent to Indianapolis
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May 25, 6:53 AM: As Indianapolis' reputation as an urban education reform darling grows, so too does the interest in a grant program to help educators launch new — and often experimental — charter schools here.
Educators Picked To Design 4 More 'Innovation' Schools For Indianapolis Public Schools
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May 25, 5:14 AM: Local education reform group The Mind Trust announced Thursday the next batch of educators for its school design fellowship. Completion of the one-to-two-year program could result in the Indianapolis Public Schools Board granting >
Short on students, 3 Indianapolis charter schools are closing. But 6 more will open in the fall
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May 24, 5:39 AM: Three Indianapolis charter schools facing financial struggles will close at the end of this school year, underscoring just how difficult it can be for charter schools to create sustainable operations.
62 people will lose their jobs when this online Indiana charter school closes
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May 21, 6:45 AM: Sixty-two counselors, advisors, special education administrators and teachers are expected to lose their jobs when Hoosier Academies Virtual School closes this summer.
Teachers union hopeful after Ball State takeover presentation
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May 18, 5:53 AM: The president of the Muncie Teachers Association is hopeful that a Ball State University presentation Wednesday on the university's takeover of Muncie Community Schools will preserve the teaching staff.
Two new charter schools opening in Gary
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May 17, 6:04 AM: Two new dropout recovery charter schools will open in Gary in August, raising the number of charters in the city to nine.
BSU takeover raises nearly $3 million for Muncie schools
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May 17, 5:55 AM: Ball State University's takeover of Muncie Community Schools already has raised nearly $3 million in community support for the financially distressed district.
Charter school organizers will get a second chance
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May 16, 6:42 AM: The Indiana Charter School Board started out with a recommendation to deny the application. But after 90 minutes of questions, answers and criticism, the board decided on a do-over, a second chance in November.
School safety, takeovers dominate session
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May 15, 5:50 AM: Indiana lawmakers returned to the Statehouse for a one-day special session Monday and passed two education-related bills – including additional school safety funding. The second bill focused on the takeover of Muncie and Gary >
Rural schools seen falling aside from funding woes
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May 14, 5:07 AM: Rural school districts in Indiana are in dire straits, at least that's what the Friends of Public Education said at a rally on Saturday at North Central High School.
Ball State plan to take control of Muncie schools headed toward approval in special session
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May 8, 5:47 AM: Two months after it looked dead, a plan that would hand control of Muncie Community Schools to Ball State University is alive, well and on its way to becoming law next week.
Indiana education board OKs committee to consider virtual charter school rules
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May 3, 6:22 AM: The Indiana State Board of Education is moving forward with plans to form a committee that is expected to look closely into how virtual charter schools are regulated.
Proposed Charter School At Broad Ripple High School Draws Support From Lawmaker, Educators
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May 1, 6:59 AM: Dunn -- who runs a foundation for at-risk youth -- says the Broad Ripple High School is the perfect location for a new performing arts-focused school for marginalized students who have struggled at another school.
Indiana education officials are taking another look at regulating virtual charter schools
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Apr 30, 6:00 AM: Nearly five months after Gov. Eric Holcomb called for “immediate attention and action” on Indiana’s subpar online charter schools, state education officials might soon take steps to address them — although they could fall short of >
Info session at VCPL for online charter school with ag emphasis
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Apr 24, 7:31 AM: A new, online charter school that focuses on agricultural training will have an information session and registration from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Tuesday at the Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square.

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