- Charter schools targeted for closure seek more money from Daleville Schools
- > Aug 21, 7:20 AM: The two online charter schools facing closure next month are now asking for more money. A lawyer for Indiana Virtual School and Pathways Academy" is asking their sponsor, the Daleville school board, for $50,000.
- Virtual Charter Schools Say Allegations Of Enrollment Inflation Are False
- > Aug 20, 7:27 AM: The attorney for two virtual charter schools alleged to inflate student enrollment and received millions of dollars in overpayments from the state, says new evidence will prove the schools did nothing wrong.
- UIndy partnership prepares talent pipeline for careers at Roche Diagnostics
- Aug 16, 7:57 AM: A new partnership with the University of Indianapolis is creating a custom talent pipeline of biomedical equipment technicians for Roche Diagnostics through the newly-created Roche Academy.
- House Democrats urge study of controversial virtual schools
- > Aug 13, 6:46 AM: Lawmakers from parties in the Indiana House and Senate voted unanimously in the last legislative session to study the cost and benefits of the state’s troubled virtual schools in a summer study committee.
- Editorial: Vigo’s virtual school can serve as model of success
- Aug 12, 5:43 AM: The Vigo Virtual Success Academy holds structural advantages over other online-based Hoosier schools, whose troubles made headlines this summer.
- Indiana Democrats call for summer study of virtual schools
- > Aug 8, 6:24 AM: State Rep. Tonya Pfaff, D-Terre Haute, is among a group of legislators calling upon the state Legislative Council to assign issues surrounding virtual charter schools to a summer study committee. The letter, addressed to
- Virtual school enrollment surpasses expectations
- Aug 8, 6:13 AM: Enrollment in the Vigo County School Corp.'s new virtual school has surpassed expectations, officials say, and more students are expected.
- Indianapolis charter school for troubled youth closes days before school starts
- Aug 6, 5:39 AM: A struggling Indianapolis charter school designed to serve the city’s most troubled youth will close just days before the beginning of the school year, officials said Friday.
- Strong turnout for virtual school open house
- Jul 31, 5:11 AM: About 100 people attended Tuesday’s open house for Vigo Virtual Success Academy, the Vigo County School Corp.’s new online school option.
- To keep transportation costs low, more Indianapolis charter schools look to partner with IndyGo
- > Jul 30, 6:20 AM: In offering city bus passes to district students, Indianapolis Public Schools is taking a page from the city’s charter sector, which is increasingly leaning on IndyGo to get students to school at a reasonable price.
- Commentary: Education vital to prepped workforce
- Jul 29, 6:56 AM: Indiana has set a big goal – that by 2025, at least 60% of our state's population will have quality education and training beyond high school that align to workforce opportunity.
- Virtual Schools are Gaining Momentum in the County
- > Jul 26, 5:57 AM: Virtual schools have been a big talker in Vigo County recently. That's because the Vigo County school corporation is hoping to start their virtual school. A lot of people say they don't like the idea, but sometimes
- Families scramble as 2 Indiana virtual schools on verge of losing charters
- Jul 25, 6:05 AM: Thousands of students enrolled in Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy are scrambling to find new schools.
- Virtual schools alter landscape of Hoosier public education
- > Jul 22, 4:55 AM: But whether they are public school district-run or charter schools, virtual schools are changing the way public education is delivered to thousands and prompting state officials to take a closer look at the rules that
- Indiana governor-hopeful Ed Melton, Jennifer McCormick get real during education conversation
- > Jul 19, 7:54 AM: Several hot button topics were brought up by the audience, many of which involved how public schools in the state are being funded. The general consensus in the room was that the money set aside to support public education
- Democrat, schools chief in city to talk education
- > Jul 16, 7:44 AM: A Democratic state lawmaker said Monday that Indiana education policy is driven by special interests that have found favor with supermajority Republicans at the Statehouse – a view shared by the Republican superintendent
- State board learns virtual charter schools had inflated enrollment
- > Jul 11, 6:46 AM: That was the question on everyone’s minds at today’s State Board of Education meeting discussing two virtual charter schools that vastly inflated enrollment numbers and took millions in undeserved state funding.
- Editorial: Shortchanging students
- > Jul 10, 5:57 AM: A real test of school accountability comes today when the Indiana State Board of Education decides whether it will demand repayment of $40 million that two online charter schools collected for students they never
- State could seek $40M after probe finds virtual schools inflated enrollment
- Jul 9, 5:49 AM: Two school years after a student died, Indiana Virtual School kept him on its rolls and received state funding to educate him.
- Indiana's Catholic schools get millions in public money. Some lawmakers want that to stop.
- > Jul 2, 6:13 AM: Indiana began offering “choice scholarships” in 2011 to help low-income families afford a private education. It’s now the country’s largest such voucher program, directing more than $134 million to private schools last
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