- Teachers union makes pitch for pandemic compensation package
- Oct 20, 8:43 AM: The president of the Anderson Federation of Teachers said the staff is waiting for a pandemic-related compensation package.
- Beyond ILEARN: Indiana's school grading system will look at readiness for college, career
- Oct 18, 9:18 AM: Academics, college and career readiness, communication skills, work ethic, financial literacy – these are the things that Indiana schools will be judged on in the coming years.
- 96% of Indiana school districts report teacher shortages
- Oct 7, 6:07 AM: According to an annual survey, 96.5% of participating Indiana school districts reported teacher shortages, the highest in the seven years of surveying school corporations.
- An Indiana charter school refused to follow a COVID-19 mask mandate. Here's what happened.
- Oct 6, 8:03 AM: Only one K-12 school in the county — Seven Oaks Classical School — did not require masks when they started school Aug. 11. Here's what happened.
- First month of classes in Detroit sees virtual school challenges, demand for hourly employees continues
- Sep 30, 8:09 AM: Three weeks into the school year, Detroit Public Schools Community District officials still are fielding complaints from parents about its new virtual school.
- Study: Competition Spurred By Vouchers Limits Long-Term Public School Performance
- > Sep 8, 3:21 PM: A study looking at school choice in Indiana suggests competition spurred by vouchers limits public school performance over time. The researcher behind the findings says it's a critical piece to better understand how school
- Poll Shows Overall, Indy Voters Support Choice, Charter and Vouchers
- > Aug 31, 3:09 PM: A survey conducted by Indy Politics and ARW Strategies of registered voters in Marion County between August 13th and 23rd shows voters unimpressed with the direction of public schools in Marion County, supporting school
- Region charter schools receiving some of the most federal COVID-19 stimulus funding per student
- Aug 27, 8:14 AM: Schools across the Region have received millions of dollars from the federal government for COVID-19 relief, but higher enrollment doesn’t mean more money.
- USI approved as charter school authorizer
- Aug 27, 7:57 AM: This gives the university power to decide who can start a new charter school, set academic expectations and oversee school performance.
- Some parents say more virtual options needed as kids quarantine
- > Aug 24, 10:40 AM: Many parents across central Indiana said with COVID-19 cases on the rise, they’re growing fearful. Noblesville East Middle School is the latest on the list of schools forced to return to temporary virtual learning.
- Indianapolis Summer Learning Labs Show Early Promise
- Aug 24, 6:40 AM: An Indianapolis community partnership to help students catch up academically with summer school showed early signs of promise, state lawmakers were told Monday during an interim study committee.
- Ball State study: School choice in Indiana leads to $88 million in savings on education spending in
- > Aug 9, 3:10 PM: Dagney Faulk, Ball State director of research in the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), and Michael Hicks, George and Frances Ball distinguished professor of economics and CBER director, recently published a
- Attorney General Todd Rokita releases ‘Parents Bill of Rights’
- Jul 29, 3:14 PM: Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is working to keep parents engaged by releasing the Parents Bill of Rights.
- Can Tutoring Help Students Recover From The Pandemic? This Indy School Hopes So
- > Jul 27, 1:46 PM: To help the tens of thousands of students who have fallen behind academically, some districts, including KIPP Indy Schools, have turned to tutoring services. But it’s unclear if schools will be able to sustain their
- ‘Guides instead of teachers’: New school looks to redefine the classroom
- > Jul 23, 3:40 PM: A school with a non-traditional learning structure is set to open in Fort Wayne. Wilds Academy will have “guides” instead of teachers and “heroes” instead of students. The school, a subset of the 280-facility strong Acton
- This new Indianapolis summer program hopes to combat COVID learning loss for thousands of students
- > Jul 21, 3:09 PM: The new program is open to all rising first through ninth graders in Marion County regardless of academic standing, unlike some programs run separately by districts only for struggling students. The Mind Trust and the
- Indianapolis Public Schools sets goals to close achievement gaps for minority students
- > Jul 21, 3:02 PM: Indianapolis Public Schools has adopted ambitious new academic goals for its Black and Latinx students, looking to dramatically shrink gaps in academic performance between minority student and their white peers over the
- IPS Pledges Grad Rate Boost, New Equity Goals
Although students and teachers are out of school for the summer, equity and inclusion is still a hot topic in Indianapolis Public Schools.
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- Study: School choice led to savings for Indiana
- > Jun 17, 5:53 AM: A new study from Ball State University shows Indiana’s school choice options saved the state nearly $90 million for the 2019-2020 academic year. The study, conducted by the Center for Business and Economic Research on the
- State committee to pick charter school this month to occupy closed South Bend elementary
- Jun 15, 7:12 AM: Now, two charter school operators are pursuing a state law that allows for the purchase or lease of unused school buildings for $1.
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