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Hoosiers paid $1 million for a rural district to oversee online charter schools. Is it too much?
Aug 8, 5:52 AM: Daleville Public Schools, a small rural district northeast of Indianapolis, oversees more than 6,000 students statewide who learn exclusively in online charter schools — and the district received a payment of $1 million in >
Editorial: Overdue accountability
Aug 6, 6:03 AM: Nearly a decade later, virtual charter schools represent the very worst of Indiana's public education system, with the state's three online schools finishing in the bottom 3 percent statewide for test improvement. >
IPS voters have a lot on their ballot this November. Here’s why the school board race matters
Aug 3, 5:18 AM: Nearly half the seats on the board that oversees the state’s largest district will be up for election at the same time the school district asks voters for $272 million in additional funding.
Should Indiana cut schools slack when kids move a lot? Some online school leaders say yes.
Aug 2, 6:30 AM: Melissa Brown knows her online charter school served — for some length of time — about 6,000 students last year.
As Indiana’s virtual charters struggle, some school leaders balk at more oversight
Aug 2, 5:35 AM: Indiana online charter schools told state officials Wednesday that they deserve special consideration because of the student populations they serve.
These Indianapolis charter schools have proven track records. Now, they want to expand
Aug 1, 7:24 AM: Leaders from Christel House schools, Indianapolis Classical Schools, and Paramount Schools of Excellence have been awarded fellowships worth $200,000 a year to launch new schools in the next few years, The Mind Trust >
Gary schools hope enrollment push brings students
Jul 31, 5:50 AM: The changes are part of a push to hold onto to current students and entice others to return to the school district, now run by a state-appointed emergency manager Peggy Hinckley.
Future of Broad Ripple High School on hold, until at least next year
Jul 25, 6:41 AM: The district is adopting a different attitude toward its empty high school buildings, though. It plans to conduct a market analysis and gather community perspectives over the coming months and won't seek requests for >
Rural School Gaining Popularity
Jul 25, 5:57 AM: Tuesday night folks squeezed into the the gym at Rural Community Academy for the first meeting of the new school year.
Indianapolis Public Schools plan to save teachers, raise pay could be in trouble
Jul 23, 6:13 AM: A rift with the Broad Ripple community over the fate of the recently-closed Broad Ripple High School also has some residents in that neighborhood questioning if the district deserves more tax dollars. Colleen Fanning, a >
More minority Indiana college students are graduating on time, report says
Jul 20, 6:16 AM: For African-American and Hispanic students looking to complete their education, 23.2 percent were able to wrap it up within four years, an annual Indiana Commission for Higher Education report said.
Editorial: Equal accountability
Jul 17, 4:40 AM: When the next academic year begins at Horizon Christian Academy, no voucher dollars will follow first-year students to the North Wells Street school. The Indiana State Board of Education's vote last week to deny a waiver >
COMMENTARY: Pathways to success after high school
Jul 16, 6:46 AM: A high school diploma no longer is the finish line -- it’s now the starting line. Job growth and trends over the past 10 years have shown about 95 percent of jobs require some education after high school. >
Charter schools' 'grand bargain'
Jul 16, 5:22 AM: Just last month, a virtual charter school serving more than 1,800 kids shut its doors. And last year, four charter schools closed around the state, sending hundreds of students scattering to find a new place to learn. But >
The future of education reform in Indiana is pushing career-readiness to the forefront
Jul 13, 4:54 AM: After decades of blockbuster education policy changes that have catapulted charter schools, vouchers, and school choice into the national spotlight, the so-called education reform movement is in the midst of a change in >
Greene Township residents serious about leaving South Bend schools
Jul 12, 6:29 AM: But for residents of Greene Township, the closure of the only school in the rural township isn't the only thing that has sparked discussions of potentially seceding from the South Bend Community School Corp. Instead, >
A peek inside Indiana’s first charter school specializing in serving students with special needs
Jul 11, 5:31 AM: Children who have special needs may require tailored learning environments to thrive, and unfortunately, many traditional public schools simply don’t have the resources or expertise to provide these environments. >
Horizon may lose new vouchers
Jul 11, 4:27 AM: State Board of Education staffers have recommended against giving a failing Fort Wayne voucher school a waiver to avoid state consequences.
Editorial: New report tracks state's turn from public schools
Jul 9, 6:26 AM: Indiana's friendly environment for education privatizers is summed up nicely by an audacious attempt to open an online agriculture charter school for students in grades 7-12. Billing the model as a “real virtual school,” >
Greater Clark joins new statewide coalition focused on innovation
Jul 9, 5:00 AM: Students choose a pathway during their freshman year and, starting their sophomore year, their classes are geared toward their selected pathway. There are four academies – Business & Entrepreneurship, Health Services, >



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