See election results from HSE, Carmel, Noblesville and Westfield.
Hope Hampton wins seat on Indianapolis Public Schools board after getting major backing from political action committees.
In Carmel and elsewhere, conservative candidates are running on slates around so-called parental rights.
Some advocacy groups downplay the role of big campaign spending, but others see a chilling effect.
Potential stipends as high as $10,000 might not be enough to stave off a significant number of teacher departures.
Indiana reported an 8.5 percentage point drop in reading scores on state tests among third graders learning English.
Teachers don’t have enough time to teach the long list of current standards, proponents have argued, meaning students miss critical knowledge.
Some candidates motivated to run by the unsuccessful curriculum bill worry it will make a comeback next year.
Lawmakers this year expanded a ban on offering an incentive to enroll at schools in Indiana.
Victory College Prep could take advantage of a state law allowing charter schools to acquire unused school buildings for $1.
The Indianapolis school board is due to vote Nov. 17 on the final draft of the district’s revitalization plan.
The two ballot questions would raise property taxes to cover the cost of new buildings, facility upgrades, and competitive salaries.
Eight districts across Indiana have referendums on the ballot this November.
Two of Hope Hampton’s biggest financial backers are political action committees linked to the education advocacy groups RISE Indy and Stand for Children Indiana.
NAEP results show a drop in scores not just in Indiana but across the country.
Funding for schools with fewer students who live in poverty has increased faster than funding for schools with more such students, one group said.
Hope Hampton and Kristen Phair are running to represent District 3, a socioeconomically diverse part of the school system.
A voter-approved tax increase could pay for construction projects included in the plan.
The Broad Ripple High School site illustrates the challenges a state law has created for the district.

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The Pike Township candidates will seek to stabilize the district after a tumultuous year that included staff protests and declining test scores.
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The winners of the IPS school board race will oversee huge changes for the state’s largest district.
The solution isn’t necessarily to get rid of Praxis and similar tests, the study’s author said.
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.
We’re ready to give you the stories you need as you make informed decisions about education in the state.
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.
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.