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Report: Diocesan schools benefit most from vouchers in Northwest Indiana
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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