- Here's how many people rallied at the Indiana Statehouse for Red for Ed Action Day
- > Nov 20, 6:58 AM: More than half of the school districts in the state closed their doors Tuesday for Red for Ed, with some converting the day into either an e-learning day or an employee workday. And teachers attended from all ends of the
- Indiana Teachers to Pack Statehouse to Demand Higher Pay; Many Classes Canceled
- > Nov 19, 8:42 AM: Thousands of teachers in Indiana are planning to pack the state Capitol on Tuesday to voice their frustration over low salaries and evaluation policies, forcing half the state's school districts to cancel classes for the
- Thousands expected for Red for Ed Action Day at the Statehouse. Here’s why they're marching.
- Nov 18, 8:47 AM: Half of Indiana’s public school students will be out of classrooms Tuesday while thousands of teachers from across the state rally at the Statehouse to demand better pay.
- Editorial: Teachers' rally plans disruptive, necessary
- > Nov 18, 6:30 AM: Tuesday is not the best day for any teacher to travel to the Statehouse for a protest rally and march. It's a school day, which means some teachers must use a personal day and miss out on a mid-semester instructional day.
- Why some Indiana school districts aren't closing for Red for Ed Action Day
- Nov 15, 9:20 AM: While more than 100 school districts are closing their buildings on Tuesday for Red for Ed Action Day, roughly 170 more districts across the state will stay open.
- Rural area residents, schools work to overcome lack of internet
- Nov 14, 8:31 AM: The need for faster internet and broadband in rural southwest Indiana areas is a burden faced by some every day.
- More than 100 Indiana school districts are closing for Red for Ed Action Day
- > Nov 14, 8:21 AM: More than 100 school districts will be closed Tuesday as teachers and public education supporters are expected to flood the Indiana Statehouse on the day lawmakers return to ceremonially begin the 2020 legislative
- Indianapolis Public Schools inked a new contract. Teachers can make up to $90,000 next year.
- > Nov 13, 8:39 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools is investing nearly $30 million over the next two years to give its teachers the largest pay raise in district history and make it one of the best paying school districts in the state.
- West Lafayette’s lawsuit against $1 charter ‘land grab’ law ‘merely hypothetical,’ state argues
- > Nov 12, 6:59 AM: West Lafayette schools are suing over a state law that allows charters to buy old school buildings for $1. Judge initially rules WL’s case ‘not ripe,’ but reverses course to give district time to make its argument.
- Big Indiana teachers rally prompts many school closings
- > Nov 8, 8:35 AM: Tens of thousands of Indiana students are having a school day called off as their teachers make plans to attend a union-organized Statehouse rally that could signal an increase in educator activism regarding teacher pay
- Dozens of Indiana districts cancel classes for teachers to rally for higher pay
- Nov 7, 7:08 AM: So many teachers asked to take Nov. 19 off to rally at the Indiana Statehouse for higher pay that nearly 30 districts across the state have canceled school or scheduled e-learning days.
- Honored superintendent criticizes voucher program
- > Oct 31, 5:52 AM: Downs presented information contending there has been an increase in state spending, while the funding for public schools is lagging behind inflation; how vouchers further impact that negatively; where the voucher money
- School choice a matter of years-long debate
- Oct 23, 5:15 AM: For the past eight years, students in low and median-income households have had the option to get scholarships to private schools via the Indiana School Choice Scholarship Program.
- South Bend schools explore public-private partnerships to attract more students, funding
- > Oct 15, 5:41 AM: The South Bend Board of Trustees say the school corporation is going to have to get creative and explore all revenue opportunities available — including the launch of an innovation network — to avoid drastic cuts in
- New IPS superintendent looks toward successes, tough decisions over the next 5 years
- > Oct 10, 5:20 AM: Though some recent applications from charter operators looking to join the network were denied by the board, the strategy and the larger idea of school choice is now an established and engrained part of IPS.
- South Bend charter school may take over two shuttered city school buildings
- Oct 1, 6:18 AM: The South Bend Career Academy, citing a growing demand for its charter schools, has notified the city school district that it wants to lease or buy two buildings the district shuttered two years ago.
- Teresa Lubbers: Answer to equity in education
- > Sep 30, 7:01 AM: Educational equity means that a person’s life circumstances or obstacles shouldn’t dictate their opportunity to succeed. With that ideal in mind, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education passed a resolution in 2013 to
- Eastside Church Becomes Home To Rooted Charter High School, Maybe A Middle School Too
- Sep 27, 7:29 AM: An Eastside church will be the home for a new secular public charter high school and possibly a future middle school as part of a collaboration with education reform group The Mind Trust.
- Hidden dropouts: How Indiana schools can write off struggling students as home-schoolers
- > Sep 25, 6:41 AM: A Chalkbeat analysis of Indiana Department of Education data found that of the roughly 3,700 Indiana high school students in the class of 2018 officially recorded as leaving to home-school, more than half were concentrated
- 'Finally, I could have it.' Indy Achieves grants give students financial aid boost to reach graduation
- > Sep 20, 7:07 AM: Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the Indy Achieves initiative in 2018 with an ambitious goal: improve the lives of 95,000 Marion County residents over five years through scholarships, grants and support services designed to
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