- 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.
- More families choosing virtual school option
- > Jan 25, 7:18 AM: With public, private, magnet, charter or home schooling options, there’s a lot to think about. But can a smartphone, tablet or computer replace a classroom? It’s a question some are asking, as virtual schools across the
- Ball State says its charter school track record irrelevant to Muncie school takeover plan
- > Jan 24, 8:10 AM: What does Ball State University's past performance in managing and monitoring K-12 schools say about its competence to take over governance of Muncie Community Schools — as proposed in House Bill 1315? Maybe nothing.
- 61 percent of Gary children in charter, private schools: report
- Jan 22, 7:16 AM: A recent report by the Indiana Department of Education shows public schools in northern Lake County have lost the most students to charter and private schools this year.
- Teachers union skeptical of Ball State governance of Muncie schools
- Jan 19, 6:56 AM: The head of the Muncie Teachers Association on Thursday expressed doubts about a proposed state law to give Ball State University the power to appoint the majority of Muncie Community School Board members.
- Report shows impact of transfers, vouchers on MCCSC, R-BB
- Jan 19, 6:15 AM: More than 1,000 Monroe County students attend a school outside of the public school district in which they reside, according to a report released from the Indiana Department of Education.
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