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Panel offers perspectives on voucher benefits, criticisms
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Oct 5, 5:28 AM: A five-member panel Wednesday night brought varying perspectives to the school voucher debate, and the participants interacted with an engaged audience that had more questions than time allowed.
Charter school allegedly pays parents $200 per child to attend its school
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Oct 4, 6:54 AM: Benton Harbor’s school-aged children are in the middle of a tug-of-war with a local charter school offering parents $200 per child to attend the school, according to Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Shelly >
At an innovative high school, students get support battling their addictions while they learn
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Oct 4, 5:57 AM: Drug use has been down among teenagers, but mortality is rising. And that is leading many to seek out new options for their children. The “NewsHour”‘s Pamela Kirkland went to look at how one so-called recovery school in >
Parents go parochial after losing faith in public
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Oct 3, 5:37 AM: Vouchers made it possible for the Catholic family of eight to send their children to parochial schools, with one currently attending Bishop Luers High School and two at Saint John the Baptist. Three of their children are >
IPS enrollment grows with its addition of charter school partners
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Oct 3, 5:21 AM: Enrollment in Indianapolis Public Schools ticked up for the first time in at least four years, thanks to deals struck with local charter schools to join the district’s innovation network.
State's plan could go national
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Oct 2, 7:04 AM: That speech garnered attention nationally, and in May Rodriguez was standing beside U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as a special guest at a conference in Indianapolis. That's because Indiana's voucher program – the >
IPS enrollment grows with its addition of charter school partners
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Oct 2, 6:48 AM: Enrollment in Indianapolis Public Schools ticked up for the first time in at least four years, thanks to deals struck with local charter schools to join the district’s innovation network.
Hoosier Virtual Academy, an online charter school serving 1,750 students, to close in June
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Sep 29, 6:37 AM: Hoosier Academies Virtual School will close at the end of the school year. The board of the online school, serving about 1,750 students across the state of Indiana this year, made the decision to end its experimental >
PBC school board sues state, says charter-friendly law costs millions
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Sep 29, 4:58 AM: The Palm Beach County School Board is suing the state over a new law that requires it to share property tax dollars with charter schools, calling the new requirement an unconstitutional attack on its authority to raise and >
Skeptical at first, these Ritz supporters are now optimistic about McCormick
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Sep 29, 4:54 AM: In her policies and recent comments since taking office, McCormick has just as often clashed with her Republican colleagues and pro-school-choice funders as she has been aligned with them. Yet even during the election, >
Hoosier Academies Virtual Charter School To Close In June
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Sep 28, 5:31 AM: The board of the chronically failing Hoosier Academies Virtual School voted Tuesday not to seek renewal of their charter, a decision that will cause the school of 2,000 students to close in June.
Many parents still don't know about vouchers, other school choice options
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Sep 20, 6:24 AM: About one-third of parents who participated in a recent survey about school choice options in Indiana said they hadn't heard of the program that gives low- and middle-income families public money to put toward tuition at >
IPS board votes to close Broad Ripple, Arlington and Northwest high schools
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Sep 19, 4:51 AM: After months of public comment and debate, the Indianapolis Public Schools board voted Monday night to close the three high schools and shut the door on a painful few months for the district.
DeVos examines dual-credit programs at charter schools in Gary 
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Sep 18, 7:15 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited two Gary charter schools Friday to examine their dual-credit programs.
Innovation schools saw some of the largest gains on ISTEP in Indianapolis Public Schools
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Sep 8, 5:23 AM: When ISTEP scores are released each year, buried in the rankings of the highest and lowest scoring schools is another story — schools that have made significant progress or seen precipitous drops.
ISTEP results show little improvement as about half of 3rd- through 8th-graders fail
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Sep 7, 5:17 AM: Student scores on Indiana’s high-stakes, end-of-year tests remained largely flat for the third straight year, raising questions about whether the state is making academic progress.
McCormick: Increase Accountability For Charter, Voucher Schools
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Aug 28, 4:43 AM: State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick called for more accountability on charter schools and private schools using taxpayer-funded vouchers during a forum Saturday.
Struggling Gary Schools Open Under New Leadership — The State
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Aug 18, 5:39 AM: Thursday marks the first day of school for children in the Gary, Indiana, public school system — and the first time a school system in Indiana has opened under state control.
Virtual Reality Science Lessons Now At Indy Charter School
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Aug 11, 6:49 AM: An Indianapolis charter school will be one of the first in the country to use a virtual reality program to teach science to high school students.
Charter school opens in Hammond focusing on high school dropouts
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Aug 7, 6:52 AM: A new charter school focused on high school dropouts will open in Hammond this fall. The school, called the Excel Center, has been established by Goodwill Leads Inc., which is associated with Goodwill Industries. The >

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