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Ball State drops South Bend's Xavier School of Excellence's charter
Mar 20, 6:58 AM: Ball State University on June 30 will end its role as the charter authorizer for Xavier School of Excellence, a publicly funded charter school that has operated in South Bend since 2009.
IPS hoped to sell Broad Ripple High School for millions, but legislature puts that plan on hold
Mar 15, 5:26 AM: A district report estimated the property on the corner of Broad Ripple Avenue and Compton Street could go for a price tag between $6 million and $8 million.  That plan looks to be on hold, though, after several well-known >
Next crop of Indianapolis charter schools could have familiar faces, few newcomers
Mar 14, 5:27 AM: Indianapolis’ next wave of charter schools could come largely from longtime educators and established networks — a sign that the city’s charter sector might be maturing.
Demos unlikely to back Muncie schools takeover bill
Mar 13, 5:01 AM: A conference committee met today to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of a bill allowing Ball State University to govern Muncie Community Schools.
School vouchers continue to grow in South Bend area
Mar 13, 4:40 AM: Granger Christian's growth reflects a broader trend in St. Joseph County and the rest of Indiana. Student participation in the school voucher program in St. Joseph County grew by 3.3 percent this academic year, to 3,255 >
Report: Diocesan schools benefit most from vouchers in Northwest Indiana
Mar 12, 5:56 AM: The biggest share of students using vouchers in Lake and Porter counties attended to Diocese of Gary schools in 2017-18, according to a new state report.
Editorial: Cost-benefit stats show failures of voucher plan
Mar 12, 5:54 AM: Seven years into Indiana's experiment with school vouchers, plenty of misconceptions remain about the program, which this year will cost taxpayers $154 million. The latest annual report on the Choice Scholarship program >
Voucher use rises to record high
Mar 12, 5:33 AM: Indiana's school voucher system continues to grow, with the state spending $153 million for the 2017-18 academic year – a record for the program – to help more than 35,000 students attend private schools. >
Despite D grades, Gary school wins state OK for new vouchers
Mar 8, 6:19 AM: Gary's Ambassador Christian Academy can still welcome new Choice Scholarship students in the fall, despite running afoul of a state law after two straight years of D grades.
Bill paves the way for unlicensed teachers in Indiana classrooms as answer to shortage
Mar 7, 7:30 AM: Like the rest of the country, Indiana is struggling to find enough qualified teachers to fill it's public school classrooms. Lawmakers have proposed a possible solution: unlicensed teachers.
A tiny Indiana district is banking on virtual education to survive. But at what cost?
Mar 7, 7:12 AM: In one year, a tiny rural Indiana school district more than tripled its enrollment, growing to nearly 1,000 students. But more than 800 of those students learn exclusively through a virtual education program — and despite >
Loophole for IPS means Broad Ripple High School could sell for millions, instead of $1
Mar 2, 7:01 AM: Language was added to a wide-ranging education bill at the Statehouse Thursday that exempts IPS from a state law requiring vacant school buildings be made available to charter schools for two years before selling to other >
Democratic state senators condemn proposal minimizing the role of Gary's elected School BoardDemocratic state senators condemn proposal minimizing the role of Gary's elected School Board
Feb 23, 7:01 AM: Some two dozen Gary residents and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined state Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Merrillville, Thursday at the Statehouse as he condemned a proposal to further sideline the already powerless elected trustees >
Public education rally held at Statehouse
Feb 20, 8:15 AM: The future of public schools and public school students was the focus of a rally on Monday at the Statehouse. There were a number of speakers and topics. The focus was on publicly funded vouchers for students to attend >
Majority of Muncie school board backs BSU takeover
Feb 16, 6:44 AM: Ball  State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns told lawmakers on Thursday he sees "overwhelming" support for legislation authorizing the university to govern Muncie Community Schools.
Indiana lawmakers aren’t cracking down on virtual charter schools despite calls for change
Feb 15, 7:22 AM: Indiana lawmakers have killed three attempts to tighten the state’s charter school authorizing laws, even after Gov. Eric Holcomb called for improved accountability of troubled online charter schools.
Gary charters win renewals from sponsors
Feb 14, 6:08 AM: Two Gary charter schools have earned reauthorization from their respective university sponsors. The 21st Century Charter School, which hosted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos last year, received a four-year contract >
Charter school hopeful to secure state grant
Feb 7, 6:08 AM: Otwell Miller Academy could soon receive funding that could outfit its location with new technology, curriculum programming and possibly a playground.
Lawmakers debate control of Muncie schools
Feb 1, 6:42 AM: A key Republican lawmaker advocating a Ball State University takeover of  the Muncie Community School Board conceded Wednesday that a majority of board members appointed by the university should reside in Muncie. >
Charter group tapped to take over struggling Indianapolis school
Jan 26, 8:21 AM: A struggling Indianapolis school could be handed over to a charter school manager with a past of fits, starts and little in the way of sustained success at school turnaround.



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