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Enrollment drops by 400 in South Bend schools
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Nov 14, 5:49 AM: Private-school vouchers, charter schools and competing districts played a heavy role in the latest enrollment trends for local public schools, including a decrease of more than 400 students for the South Bend Community >
1 Application Will Cover Enrollment For IPS and Indy Charter Schools
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Nov 13, 7:29 AM: A new online enrollment system for families to enroll their kids in grade K-12 for the 2018-19 school year at Indianapolis Public Schools and most Marion County charter schools begins Tuesday.
One website, no waitlists: Indianapolis rolls out one application for district and charter schools
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Nov 10, 5:55 AM: In the coming weeks, about two dozen Enroll Indy staff members will fan out across Indianapolis, canvassing neighborhoods and setting up shop at community events with an ambitious goal: changing how families choose >
State sets hearing on takeover of Muncie Schools
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Nov 2, 5:38 AM: The Distressed Unit Appeal Board (DUAB) has scheduled a hearing on whether the state should take full control of Muncie Community Schools.
State Ed Board Member Resigns As Virtual Charter School Leader
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Oct 31, 6:03 AM: An Indiana Board of Education member has resigned as leader of the beleaguered Hoosier Academies charter school network amid state sanctions due to years of failing academics.
Major changes await those wanting to enroll at IPS and charters, but no wait lists
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Oct 30, 6:12 AM: Nearly all of the city's charter schools and all Indianapolis Public Schools programs will have a common application through the a new unified enrollment system called Enroll Indy. Starting next month, families can apply >
Indiana school voucher debate continues
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Oct 23, 4:51 AM: Jennifer Madison wasn’t unhappy with her son’s traditional public school, but when she learned her son qualified for a state-funded voucher, she jumped at the chance to send him to St. Patrick’s School in Terre Haute. >
Muncie's only charter school reacts to 'D'
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Oct 17, 5:06 AM: Inspire Academy, Muncie's only charter school, has received another "D" from the state as its final letter grade for school accountability for 2016-17.
GiaQuinta chosen for charter board
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Oct 13, 6:04 AM: Established in 2011, the board serves as a sponsoring and regulatory entity for charter schools. The seven members are appointed by elected officials, including the governor and superintendent of public instruction. >
UIndy departments maintain partnership with charter school
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Oct 12, 6:14 AM: The most recent installment of this connection was created in partnership with the Department of Social Work and the Department of Art and Design at the UIndy. Voss said that the goal of the project was to find ways to >
Indiana ranking second in The Center for Education Reform’s 2017 Parent Power! Index
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Oct 11, 7:05 AM: The Center for Education Reform (CER) released its 2017 Parent Power! Index (PPI), the nation’s foremost study of a parent’s ability to exercise educational options for their children.
Many local families find success stories
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Oct 9, 5:11 AM: Public school wasn't cutting it for Patricia Andrade's youngest son, Javier Andrade, who faces several challenges, including a processing disorder that makes it difficult for him to grasp everything teachers say. >
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 >

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