- 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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