State law requires unused school buildings to be offered to charters or state colleges for $1. As IPS plans to vacate seven buildings, officials hope to change that.
Seniors strove to serve their community and take on leadership roles while enduring COVID’s impact on learning.
The public will have opportunities to weigh in on the plan, which the board will consider in November.
A similar model has already landed another Indiana virtual school in hot water with legislators.
The charter-friendly organizations that have been heavily involved in past IPS races have both endorsed Hope Hampton over Kristen Elizabeth Phair.
Proposed changes include four enrollment zones, seven school closures and grade changes at 39 schools.
Parents at choice schools have pushed back against the proposal to break up the K-8 structure.
Elkhart and Muncie schools say they want to become more attractive to qualified teachers to cover open staff positions.
The limit on absences angered teachers in IPS worried about mandatory COVID quarantines.
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Candidates had until the end of last week to join the November ballot. Only four people are running for three seats on the IPS school board.
Purdue Polytechnic and Believe Schools say their new schools would focus on students of color.
Indianapolis parents cry foul over lack of transparency in IPS plan to close or consolidate schools.
Ignite, which has rebranded as the Genius School, is on probationary status and could still face closure.
Like many other states, Indiana is leaning on tutoring to help students recover from the effects of the COVID quarantines and school closures.

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Up to $60 million is for the state Department of Education to increase the number of instructional coaches who specialize in phonics-based literacy in elementary schools.
Indiana schools’ challenges in hiring paraprofessionals are part of a nationwide “crisis” said one ex-federal official.
The district has some crowded schools in relatively poor condition, while others are mostly empty yet in better shape.
Some officials want to make it easier for students to get financial aid and other support so they can head straight from high school to college.
Indiana juniors took the SAT as part of graduation requirements for the first time in 2022.
Students of color showed mostly modest improvement on the IREAD exam, while white students’ scores remained flat from 2021 to 2022.
Adjuncts receive permits directly from a school district rather than the state Department of Education, which has raised questions about consistent teacher quality.
Advocates believe Indiana can create more thorough sex education and still emphasize abstinence as the best option for teenagers while providing them with medically accurate information about sex in order to seek family planning and health services as adults.
As enrollment in Indianapolis Public Schools’ neighborhood schools declines, some district charters kick off the 2022-23 school year with record enrollment.
The founder of Royals for Women’s Rights at Hamilton Southeastern High School says education and open discussions are crucial.
The district calculates an on-track rate in order to get a sense of students’ ability to graduate before they reach the critical final years of high school.
The new Urban College Acceleration Network aims to help schools offer more college level courses to high school students in cities.
The law strengthens previous restrictions, but so far the state does not seem to be enforcing it.
As fewer students in Indiana choose paths leading to higher education, Chalkbeat wants to hear about how you made your decision.
Students from Crispus Attucks high school in Indianapolis observe medical professionals at nearby hospitals to start health care careers early.
Additional data indicates that groups like English language learners need more intense help to catch up.
More than 1,600 Indianapolis Public Schools students participate in the program.
The during-school virtual tutoring will focus on K-2 literacy at the district’s low-performing schools emerging schools, but could expand to other grade levels.
One caveat to the gains: There was relatively low attendance, especially on the final day of the pilot.
Indiana spends $3 million a year helping Hoosiers without degrees quickly earn certificates in high-wage fields.
Amid budget and enrollment challenges, Indianapolis Public Schools officials have a five-point plan for major changes.
Providers hope the stress of maintaining safety protocols to keep the virus at bay will ease.
Indianapolis has committed COVID aid to retaining staff, academic supports, and infrastructure.
Ivy Tech, which serves about 74,000 students across the state, has made steady gains in completion rates.
Preschool enrollment in the district rose this year, but other factors will influence its long-term fate
Conservative pushback against critical race theory threatens to upend the work of Indianapolis schools to close academic gaps for students of color.
College-going rates among high schoolers continue to fall — and not just because of the pandemic, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education said.
Monarca Academy staff looks to enroll one to two classes of 6th graders by the end of the summer.