Facebook Twitter

Township schools in Marion County: Tell us what you want to read about them

Coats, bags, and other things in student lockers.

Students in Beech Grove, Perry Township, and Wayne Township start school on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. This year, Chalkbeat Indiana is partnering with WFYI to expand coverage of township districts.

Aleksandra Appleton / Chalkbeat

Roughly 100, 000 students attend township school districts across Marion County, and we want to tell their stories.

What challenges do they face? What successes are they celebrating? How are schools providing for them?

Chalkbeat Indiana and WFYI Townships Partnership

About our reporting

This article was published as part of a partnership between Chalkbeat Indiana and WFYI to increase coverage of township school districts in Marion County.

Have a tip or story idea about a township school district? Email in.tips@chalkbeat.org and tips@wfyi.org or fill out this form.

See all of the township stories here.

This year, Chalkbeat Indiana and WFYI are partnering to expand coverage of the township school districts in Marion County. 

As small newsrooms, it can be challenging to cover all of the school districts and charter schools in Marion County. But we know there are important stories going uncovered, and we know you want to read those stories — you’ve told us.

So Chalkbeat Indiana and WFYI will be co-publishing coverage of Marion County township school districts, as a way to increase the number and quality of stories we can tell about the students and educators in those districts. We plan to start by focusing on these townships: Lawrence, Perry, Pike, Warren, Washington, and Wayne. 

That means we want to know your thoughts on our plans and your story ideas. Let us know what you think in the form below. And if you can’t see the form, click here.

MJ Slaby oversees Chalkbeat Indiana’s coverage as bureau chief and covers higher education. Contact MJ at mslaby@chalkbeat.org.

Eric Weddle is editor of the WFYI education desk. Contact Eric at eweddle@wfyi.org or text at 317-426-7386.

The Latest
The state’s new accountability system will highlight graduation rates, state test scores, and chronic absenteeism, among other data points.
From Sept. 25 to 29, 36 colleges and universities in the state will have no application fee.
Superintendent Aleesia Johnson used her speech to invite Indianapolis families to consider the district’s offerings.
Researchers say CTE programs should be multifaceted, offering students opportunities to explore career paths, connections to employers, and paths to a two-year degree.
It’s the second Indianapolis charter school in less than a year that has announced a sudden closure after the school year started.
Schools must replace methods of literacy instruction that use three-cueing within the next year.