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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 >
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 >
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.
South Bend Charter School could close without a sponsor
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Apr 24, 5:38 AM: Nearly 200 students may have to find a different school next fall. Xavier School of Excellence is losing its sponsor. It's looking to another group to keep the school opened. Ball State University will no longer sponsor >
Indiana Teachers Reaching 'Boiling Point' On Pay, Education Issues
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Apr 20, 7:38 AM: She says major concerns for Hoosier educators include test scores and their impact on teacher evaluations, and overall pay. Safety in the classroom, per-pupil funding, and better working conditions are also key issues. >
Do Charter Schools Really Improve Student Achievement?
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Apr 18, 6:46 AM: A major argument in favor of charter schools is improved student achievement, but a recent study out of Indiana University, says transfer students have smaller academic gains in the first two years at a new charter school, >
Washington Irving School to Become Charter School
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Apr 10, 5:56 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools have teamed up with a non-profit organization to turn Washington Irving School 14 into an Innovation Network School.
How Marian University is working to help solve the teaching shortage
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Apr 9, 6:40 AM: Like most of the country, Indiana is experiencing a major teaching shortage. Factors like low pay, working conditions and testing mandates have resulted in precipitous declines in the number of college students pursuing a >
State schools chief: Better accountability needed for schools taking public money
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Apr 6, 5:46 AM: Elected in November 2016, McCormick, a proponent of school choice, said the state should do more to make sure struggling charters and private schools that accept vouchers are accountable for their academic records. >
A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School
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Apr 5, 6:41 AM: Although there are many other programs around the country to help adults get their high school diplomas, the Goodwill Excel school model stands out because it accepts students of any age — most other schools cap their >
Report compares efficacy of schools
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Apr 5, 6:31 AM: A report released Wednesday compared Indiana charter schools with their traditional public school peers for the first time and found charters receive less funding but perform better in some cases.

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