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Charter school grants attract national talent to Indianapolis
May 25, 6:53 AM: As Indianapolis' reputation as an urban education reform darling grows, so too does the interest in a grant program to help educators launch new — and often experimental — charter schools here. >
Educators Picked To Design 4 More 'Innovation' Schools For Indianapolis Public Schools
May 25, 5:14 AM: Local education reform group The Mind Trust announced Thursday the next batch of educators for its school design fellowship. Completion of the one-to-two-year program could result in the Indianapolis Public Schools Board >
Short on students, 3 Indianapolis charter schools are closing. But 6 more will open in the fall
May 24, 5:39 AM: Three Indianapolis charter schools facing financial struggles will close at the end of this school year, underscoring just how difficult it can be for charter schools to create sustainable operations.
62 people will lose their jobs when this online Indiana charter school closes
May 21, 6:45 AM: Sixty-two counselors, advisors, special education administrators and teachers are expected to lose their jobs when Hoosier Academies Virtual School closes this summer.
Teachers union hopeful after Ball State takeover presentation
May 18, 5:53 AM: The president of the Muncie Teachers Association is hopeful that a Ball State University presentation Wednesday on the university's takeover of Muncie Community Schools will preserve the teaching staff.
Two new charter schools opening in Gary
May 17, 6:04 AM: Two new dropout recovery charter schools will open in Gary in August, raising the number of charters in the city to nine.
BSU takeover raises nearly $3 million for Muncie schools
May 17, 5:55 AM: Ball State University's takeover of Muncie Community Schools already has raised nearly $3 million in community support for the financially distressed district.
Charter school organizers will get a second chance
May 16, 6:42 AM: The Indiana Charter School Board started out with a recommendation to deny the application. But after 90 minutes of questions, answers and criticism, the board decided on a do-over, a second chance in November. >
School safety, takeovers dominate session
May 15, 5:50 AM: Indiana lawmakers returned to the Statehouse for a one-day special session Monday and passed two education-related bills – including additional school safety funding. The second bill focused on the takeover of Muncie and >
Rural schools seen falling aside from funding woes
May 14, 5:07 AM: Rural school districts in Indiana are in dire straits, at least that's what the Friends of Public Education said at a rally on Saturday at North Central High School.
Ball State plan to take control of Muncie schools headed toward approval in special session
May 8, 5:47 AM: Two months after it looked dead, a plan that would hand control of Muncie Community Schools to Ball State University is alive, well and on its way to becoming law next week.
Indiana education board OKs committee to consider virtual charter school rules
May 3, 6:22 AM: The Indiana State Board of Education is moving forward with plans to form a committee that is expected to look closely into how virtual charter schools are regulated.
Proposed Charter School At Broad Ripple High School Draws Support From Lawmaker, Educators
May 1, 6:59 AM: Dunn -- who runs a foundation for at-risk youth -- says the Broad Ripple High School is the perfect location for a new performing arts-focused school for marginalized students who have struggled at another school. >
Indiana education officials are taking another look at regulating virtual charter schools
Apr 30, 6:00 AM: Nearly five months after Gov. Eric Holcomb called for “immediate attention and action” on Indiana’s subpar online charter schools, state education officials might soon take steps to address them — although they could fall >
Info session at VCPL for online charter school with ag emphasis
Apr 24, 7:31 AM: A new, online charter school that focuses on agricultural training will have an information session and registration from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Tuesday at the Vigo County Public Library, 1 Library Square.
South Bend Charter School could close without a sponsor
Apr 24, 5:38 AM: Nearly 200 students may have to find a different school next fall. Xavier School of Excellence is losing its sponsor. It's looking to another group to keep the school opened. Ball State University will no longer sponsor >
Indiana Teachers Reaching 'Boiling Point' On Pay, Education Issues
Apr 20, 7:38 AM: She says major concerns for Hoosier educators include test scores and their impact on teacher evaluations, and overall pay. Safety in the classroom, per-pupil funding, and better working conditions are also key issues. >
Do Charter Schools Really Improve Student Achievement?
Apr 18, 6:46 AM: A major argument in favor of charter schools is improved student achievement, but a recent study out of Indiana University, says transfer students have smaller academic gains in the first two years at a new charter school, >
Washington Irving School to Become Charter School
Apr 10, 5:56 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools have teamed up with a non-profit organization to turn Washington Irving School 14 into an Innovation Network School.
How Marian University is working to help solve the teaching shortage
Apr 9, 6:40 AM: Like most of the country, Indiana is experiencing a major teaching shortage. Factors like low pay, working conditions and testing mandates have resulted in precipitous declines in the number of college students pursuing a >



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