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Editorial: Voucher accountability charade
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Jun 17, 4:41 AM: When Horizon Christian Academy produced some of the lowest standardized test scores in the state in 2015, a spokeswoman for the Institute for Quality Education defended the Fort Wayne school's poor performance by claiming >
Column: Signature School leaves a mark on its city and students. What does it teach the nation?
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Jun 10, 7:48 AM: American charter schools often have rough beginnings. School districts usually resist what they see as damaging competition for students and resources. But Signature’s recovery from troublesome days in 2002 and 2003 has been >
An Indianapolis charter pioneer urges school leaders to ‘step up’ in face of political pressure
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Jun 4, 5:13 AM: As the school choice debate emerges as an issue in the presidential election, an architect of Indianapolis’ charter sector says the controversial schools aren’t fighting back strongly enough against their critics.
Parents push for a new STEM-focused charter school in Evansville
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May 15, 6:14 AM: There's a push for a new STEM-focused charter school to open in Evansville. It's called Purdue Poly-Technic High School. It operates in conjunction with Purdue University.
Purdue Polytechnic's second school could end up at Broad Ripple HS, but it won't be part of IPS
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May 6, 7:41 AM: Purdue Polytechnic High School is moving forward with plans to open its second location this fall. But the new school won’t be in the Broad Ripple High School facility it still has designs on moving into and it won’t be part of the >
High school students get real-world health care experience with Community Hospital, Munster internship program
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May 6, 6:55 AM: High school juniors and seniors are getting a jump-start on their careers thanks to a partnership between the Munster school system and Community Hospital.
Viewpoint: Ask legislators, state board, to invest in public education in Indiana
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May 6, 6:44 AM: The State Board in Indiana offers little in the way of a road map for success or the means for transforming a school based on evidence. During the past 10 years, lawmakers have supported virtual schools, which are at the center of >
Enroll Indy helps families navigate school choices, career paths
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May 3, 6:52 AM: Monique Anderson can vouch for the effectiveness of Enroll Indy. The program helped the Indianapolis mother find the perfect fit for her children's long-term goals in the workforce. All she wants is for her kids to be happy, healthy >
After years of debate, some stronger oversight of virtual schools signed into Indiana law
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May 3, 5:27 AM: If online students fail to log into classes for too long, virtual schools must kick them out, under a new Indiana law signed Wednesday by Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Mayor's Charter Board Hears Pitches For 2 New Indy High Schools
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May 1, 6:59 AM: Less than a year since Indianapolis Public Schools closed three high schools due to shrinking enrollment, multiple charter organizations seek to open 9-to-12th-grade schools in and around Center Township next year.
IPS Says No To More Partnerships With Charter Schools
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Apr 26, 5:52 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools officials are saying no to more partnerships with charter schools for next school year. This decision breaks with years of growing this model and comes during the ongoing search for a new >
New public charter school fills a need on the east side of Indianapolis
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Apr 25, 7:41 AM:

A new public charter school recently opened on the east side, filling a need in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods across Indianapolis. Once John Marshall closed, there was a need for a quality school serving families in >

Group Withdraws Charter Applications For Howe, Manual High Schools
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Apr 25, 6:31 AM: But on Monday, both applications were withdrawn. Public meetings set for Thursday and next week are canceled. A representative for the schools says they want to take more time to consider the application process.
IPS hoped lawmakers would help them sell Broad Ripple. The final bill has a catch.
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Apr 24, 7:07 AM: Legislation that aims to give districts more freedom to sell their unused schools would grant a charter school dibs to space in the former Broad Ripple High School — even if it is sold to a private developer.
With no teacher groups in backdrop, Statehouse leaders hail budget as 'historic' for public education
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Apr 24, 5:11 AM: While it was lauded as an “education budget,” groups representing actual teachers — like the Indiana State Teachers Association or state chapter of the American Federation of Teachers — were noticeably >
Higher ed commish: Colleges should adapt to personalized system
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Apr 18, 6:30 AM: The one-size-fits-all system for delivering higher education should be molded to a more personalized approach, Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers said recently.
'Now is the time for action': Statewide teachers rallies call for greater state funding for public education
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Apr 17, 7:20 AM: In the Region and across the state, school advocates ranging from large rural districts to small rural communities rallied Tuesday behind a common message: public schools in Indiana are in need of legislators' support for >
'We get the challenge we need': 21st Century Charter School set to move into former Ivy Tech campus expanding dual-credit opportunities
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Apr 12, 7:12 AM: 21st Century Charter School students could be continuing their studies in a new home as early as this summer thanks to a deal struck to move into Ivy Tech's former Northtwest Indiana headquarters.
Higher ed commissioner tells colleges to change
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Apr 11, 7:27 AM: The one-size-fits-all system for delivering higher education should be molded to a more personalized approach, Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers said Monday.
Indiana paid for thousands of students who never earned credits at virtual charter schools
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Apr 11, 7:19 AM: Last year nearly 2,000 students never earned a single credit across Indiana’s six virtual charter schools, according to new data — even though most of them were enrolled nearly all year and the schools received funding to educate >

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