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Indianapolis Public Schools board sees some shakeup, but majority unchanged
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Nov 8, 6:33 AM: The Indianapolis Public Schools reformers appear to have held off challenges by teachers union-backed candidates to maintain their majority on the board.
IPS critics poised to defeat incumbents in school board shakeup
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Nov 7, 7:30 AM: Vocal critics of the Indianapolis Public Schools administration looked poised to unseat two incumbents in Tuesday’s school board election. The early results signaled opposition to sweeping moves that have reshaped the district, such >
Column: Public schools' struggle correlates directly to state voucher support
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Nov 6, 6:48 AM: Since the 2008 recession, despite claims of spending more than ever on education, the state has gone too far it in its efforts to “equalize” and conserve school funding, resulting in uncontrollable school financial >
High stakes on Election Day for Indianapolis Public Schools as it seeks a tax hike
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Nov 2, 6:12 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools has a lot on the line come Election Day. There's the tax increase the school system is asking voters to approve — nearly $275 million in what district officials say are badly needed funds. But the two >
More students want to go to popular IPS magnet schools, but they still face barriers to getting in
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Nov 1, 7:23 AM: One year in, Indianapolis’ new system for applying to magnet and charter schools has helped make school choice fairer and more accessible for low-income families — but barriers remain for getting into some of the city’s most popular >
BSU, MCS oppose charter school proposal
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Oct 31, 5:55 AM: Ball State University and Muncie Community Schools are opposing a proposed charter school for grades 7-12 in Muncie. A non-profit Michigan organization that operates a charter school in Flint is proposing a similar public charter >
Indiana schools finding success with eLearning
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Oct 25, 7:06 AM: The use of eLearning days is growing in Indiana. Currently, 278 school districts or schools — including  101 nonpublic schools and 177 public — are approved for using eLearning days, said Candice Dodson, director of eLearning with >
Second chance for Broad Ripple High School? IPS considering it for elementary school
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Oct 24, 4:37 AM: The neighborhood association, local officials and state lawmakers have all urged the district to strike up a deal with charter school operators who had expressed interest in the property. Officials with IPS have said they'll take >
State Committee Recommends Big Shift For Virtual Charter School Rules
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Oct 23, 5:44 AM: A state committee is recommending sweeping changes to rules for virtual charter schools in Indiana, as the group reached general agreement Monday on a drafted set of proposed policy changes.
Teachers union spends big on Indianapolis Public Schools in election
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Oct 22, 6:35 AM: The political arm of Indiana’s largest teachers union is spending big on the Indianapolis Public Schools board election. The group donated $68,400 to three candidates vying for seats on the board this November, according to >
IPS Board Candidates Clash Over Innovation Schools, Reforms During Forum
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Oct 22, 5:02 AM: In the races for three seats on the Indianapolis Public Schools Board, candidates are sharply split over whether the district is moving in the right direction.
Not on the college path
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Oct 18, 7:11 AM: Meet four Johnson County students jumping directly into their careers after graduation. They are challenging themselves and taking a less-popular pathway, one they feel is more suited for success.
Here’s why it matters that Indiana has different rules for schools serving dropouts and adults
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Oct 18, 5:42 AM: For the vast majority of Indiana schools, test scores are the single largest factor determining state ratings, a source of frustration for some educators. But for 15 charter high schools that serve adults, test scores play a fairly >
Editorial: Education of our children in Indiana should not be a partisan issue
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Oct 5, 4:44 AM: Although we agree with McCormick in principle that the education of our children in Indiana should not be a partisan issue, we believe policies should reflect the core beliefs of the majority of voters who elect officials into >
Indianapolis Public Schools continue to lag behind on ISTEP scores
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Oct 4, 4:57 AM: Only one in five Indianapolis Public School students passed both the English and math  portions of the ISTEP exam administered last spring, making it one of the lowest-performing school districts in the state and the >
After Roncalli, state school chief calls for LGBT-friendly strings on school voucher money
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Oct 2, 7:02 AM: The state's top education official wants to see more strings put on private schools that take public money to assure they are LGBT-friendly.
Editorial: 'A new model'
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Oct 2, 6:11 AM: The plans are as ambitious and unique as the overall Electric Works project: A hybrid of career and technical, dual-credit, entrepreneurial efforts and more – designed to offer students study options not imagined in their current >
Paramount charter is the only Indianapolis school to win federal ‘Blue Ribbon’ honors in 2018
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Oct 2, 4:47 AM: An Indianapolis charter school once known mostly for its unusual agriculture programs is the city’s latest recipient of a federal accolade for academic performance.
Indiana schools chief Jennifer McCormick won’t run for re-election, citing political clashes
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Oct 2, 4:44 AM: Indiana’s top education official abruptly announced Monday that she will not seek a second term, saying politics is getting in the way of her education plans for the state.
Op-ed: Work-based learning is all about opportunity
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Sep 28, 6:16 AM: The state’s new Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship is a viable solution to fill the much-needed pipelines in most sectors. These targeted programs, most of which offer on-the-job-training opportunities while receiving >

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