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Concerns about reading test scores are driving grants, legislation, and other efforts to improve classroom instruction.
Legislation to auto-enroll eligible students in 21st Century Scholars would mean spending less time trying to enroll students and more time on their success, officials say.
The Near Eastside Innovation School Corporation, which will run School 14, also runs Thomas Gregg School 15 as an autonomous Innovation school.
The Rebuilding Stronger plan had been in limbo after the school board delayed a vote to ask voters for $413.6 million in new taxes in May.
Schools would have to inform parents if a student requests to change their name or pronouns for any reason under the bill.
The administrative change follows a difficult few years for North Central High School, which faced a federal lawsuit alleging predatory grooming behavior and psychological abuse by the school’s former theater director.
One bill would require students who take the military exam to fulfill a graduation requirement to enlist in the military in order to be counted in graduation rates.
Lawmakers are considering a plan to dramatically increase spending on the state’s voucher program.
High school seniors would have until April 15 to fill out the form or get a waiver. Advocates said the bill would make completing the form go from happenstance to a conscious decision.
The autonomous Innovation school withdrew its plan to expand to James Whitcomb Riley School 43 next school year.
This middle school math and science teacher held his students to high standards, even amid the pandemic
Legislation at the statehouse could deepen the divide between Indianapolis Public Schools and charters.
Parents, students and staff allege a toxic environment at Edison School of the Arts and call on the school’s board to make changes.
The bill is in response to claims that pornography is rampant in schools, but its authors couldn’t cite specific titles.
Indiana is one of 41 states where local school board candidates aren’t identified by party on ballots.

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Democrats have tried but failed to tweak the bill, which would make it easier for charter schools to take advantage of the so-called $1 law.
The proposed voucher expansion accounts for about a third of additional funding that K-12 schools might receive.
The proposed change would mean a boost in state dollars for charter schools and some small and rural schools.
The changed version of the “don’t say gay” bill also now requires parent consent for pronoun changes.
The Indiana attorney general’s finding is a win for Indianapolis Public Schools. But state lawmakers are considering stiffening the law that forces districts to sell unused buildings to charter operators.
Lawmakers pulled the bill from a committee agenda after protests from groups like the Indianapolis NAACP and the state teachers union.
Under current state law, charters do not receive a portion of the funding that districts can collect from property taxes
Sex ed that covers birth control, pregnancy, and consent isn’t required in schools in Indiana.
The new dashboard underscores questions about the role of the state’s A-F grading system for schools.
The small Marion County school district enjoyed broad support for its two previous ballot questions it placed before voters in 2010 and 2016.
The prestigious award has a secretive selection process that does not accept applications.
HIM By HER was denied a charter by the Indiana Charter School Board. Instead, it won approval to open by another authorizer: Ball State University.
In a video, Superintendent Aleesia Johnson called the Rebuilding Stronger setback “an unfortunate delay” and questioned why IPS is repeatedly asked to be “more creative with already strained resources.”
The partnership allows 25 Crispus Attucks High School students to take courses as Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania
Lawmakers made some changes, including allowing schools to host joint career fairs, to meet the bill’s requirements.
The district hopes to increase proficiency levels to 50% by 2025 using tools from tutoring to curriculum changes.
The powerful business group was influential in the district’s previous successful tax increase in 2018.
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.