Supporters say school choice bill would give parents more power, while critics say it would take funds from public schools.
High schoolers beginning with the Class of 2028 would be required to take the class under an Indiana Senate bill.
The updated proposal offers charters within the Indianapolis Public Schools Innovation Network $9.7 million, higher than the initial $6.4 million.
This year’s proposal would affect state colleges and universities as well as K-12 schools.
The Indiana bills are similar to a Florida law referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
Legislation would make all students eligible for Education Scholarship Accounts, regardless of family income.
Fourth grade math teacher Angela Fowler of Indiana was recently awarded the Milken Educator Award for her work.
Lawmakers don’t seem interested in revisiting last year’s battle over what students should learn about race and racism.
The bill would establish savings accounts for vocational training, and require high schools to hold career fairs.
The board’s seven members have received support from groups associated with education reform principles like school choice.
A free college program and solutions for staffing issues also rank high among education groups’ priorities.
The complaints allege that the district failed to notify the state Department of Education of six buildings slated to close at the end of 2022-23.

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Decatur High Ability Academy’s status as an innovation school will allow it to accept students who live outside of the district.
Twenty-three schools would receive from $1.8 million to $61 million for building improvements if voters pass a $410 million capital referendum. See the full list.
The IPS school board voted to make School 43 an innovation arts school, and to renew an innovation agreement with the Matchbook Learning charter school.
The move to transform School 43 into an arts school is part of the district’s broader Rebuilding Stronger plan, which aims to increase academic opportunities for students of color.
The Ivy Achieves pilot program aims to retain students who are historically underrepresented in college.
The southside Marion County district will begin its search for a new leader on Dec. 21.
Parents in Perry Township can still send their child to an elementary school outside of their new attendance zone, as long as they provide transportation and there is space for them.
The board is slated to vote later this month on another ballot item to fund things like expanded academic programs.
The dashboard could replace Indiana’s current measure of school performance: the A-F grading system.
School officials say short-term solutions to the driver shortage don’t go far enough.
While charters affiliated with Indianapolis Public Schools would get a cut of new revenue, independent charters would not.
Republican leaders have said they expect to increase funding for K-12 schools while also expanding school choice.
The district’s decision to close six schools in 2023 could leave buildings available to charter school operators for $1.
The Indianapolis Charter School Board’s vote followed vocal opposition to the proposal at a public meeting.
IPS officials unveiled the blueprint in September, but have tweaked it a few times since then. The board is slated to vote on it Nov. 17.
The change comes after hundreds of people signed a petition to keep the charter school out of Harshman, a traditional public school.
This election season saw several newcomer candidates challenge incumbents who had supported Indiana’s curriculum restrictions bill.
The four districts where the referendums failed have warned of various cuts if voters rejected them.