Indiana voters approved seven local property tax increases to send more money to schools, but voted down increases for school construction..
A political newcomer, Andrea Hunley defeated four other Democrats and now goes on to face Republican Evan Shearin in the November general election.
Besides leading Center for Inquiry School 2, IPS principal Andrea Hunley is running for State Senate district 46 in the May 3 primary.
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As IPS seeks relief from the $1 charter law, it could let Purdue Polytechnic North temporarily use Broad Ripple High School under an innovation school agreement.
A group of Indiana education leaders is calling for the state to act urgently to address academic disparities for Black students.
School officials hope that Indiana’s low unemployment rate and growing home values will convince voters to pass property tax increases in the May election.
For the first time, employment rates and median wages after high school will start to factor into how Indiana gauges school performance. But the data isn’t complete.
Dubbed enrichment scholarships, Indiana’s voucher-like program will provide each student who qualifies through their score on state tests a $500 grant toward tutoring.
IPS wants to bolster hiring and retention as schools enter their third year of grappling with COVID.
The Indiana Department of Education offered schools the option this year to test second graders on the IREAD-3 in order to identify and help struggling readers earlier.
Indianapolis Public Schools has too few students for the number of buildings in the district. A dozen of those facilities in use are in poor or worse condition, district leaders say.
Indiana schools no longer have to mask, distance or quarantine, something the youngest students and new teachers have never experienced before.
The Indiana legislature didn’t pass restrictions on race and racism or stocking certain material in school libraries, but the bills that did pass are still likely to affect teaching and learning.
A wide-ranging bill to restrict what teachers could say about race and racism died in Indiana despite anticipation that the state would pass it.
Indiana has earmarked millions of federal dollars to train more special education teachers as a shortage looms.
Some Indiana lawmakers signaled their interest in adding back parts of the controversial bill to other pieces of legislation in the final weeks of the session.
The Indiana Senate has killed a bill that sought to restrict how teachers taught race and racism. Senators missed a deadline to move the bill forward.
What went wrong? Advocates question why Kindezi decided to shut down on short notice, and whether IPS should have done more to avoid the school closure.
District officials cite new guidance from the Indiana Department of Health and falling numbers of COVID cases in their decision.
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Advocates say there’s a power imbalance between districts and families in disputes over special education.
IPS wants to bring in Liberty Grove Schools to run School 42 after IPS did not renew a contract with its current operator, Ignite Achievement Academy.
House Bill 1190 received support from public speakers and other lawmakers, though some questioned why it was needed if federal law protected free speech on college campuses.
Educators have criticized the Indiana House bill, arguing that it would effectively silence classroom discussions of racism and history as teachers fear losing their licenses over complaints.
For the third year in a row, the Indiana legislature is considering a bill that would require students to fill out the federal financial aid application.
IPS plans to use federal relief dollars, known as ESSER funding, to cover the initial cost of two new training programs.
Middle-school teacher Sharita Ware, Indiana’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, helps students use STEM lessons to solve real-life problems.
The increase was driven in part by the state’s youngest students, according to the Indiana Department of Education.
The state shattered previous records for cases and schools, leading several districts to implement remote learning to some degree.
Bills to limit Indiana K-12 lessons could ban a whole slate of history topics that might risk making a student uncomfortable, teachers told legislators.
The Pike Township school board replaced Superintendent Flora Reichanadter with an interim leader after months of criticism over her management of the district.
Two Indiana lawmakers sparred Wednesday over whether a controversial bill seeking to censor curriculum would allow teachers to condemn racism.
An Indiana House bill would require school board candidates to add their political party affiliation to the ballot, or identify as independent.
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Indy Achieves gives “completion grants” to local college students at Ivy Tech’s Indianapolis campus and IUPUI so they can re-enroll in higher education.
Chalkbeat Indiana would like to know what teachers think about a state bill to limit lessons on race and racism, and restrict mandates in diversity training.
Senate Bill 167 delineates eight points that educators wouldn’t be able to broach, establishes curriculum review committees, and requires schools to post their lesson materials online.
There were 67,514 students in the graduating class, which experienced COVID-related disruptions throughout their senior year.
The two wide-ranging bills in the Indiana House and Senate delineate what schools cannot teach about race.
Indiana Department of Health says students who test positive for COVID can return to class after quarantining for five days, but only if they wear a mask.
A review of its five-year term found students performing worse than before the charter took control.
The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Commissioners approved a plan to sell the John Marshall school building for $725,000 to create a neighborhood support center.
Critical race theory, school curriculum targeted for parental and community oversight in Indiana Republican legislative proposals.
If the IPS board votes to not renew the contract, Ignite would finish out the school year and the district would announce further plans in January.
The Promise Neighborhood grant will support seven schools in Indianapolis’ Near Eastside and Martindale-Brightwood communities.
IPS school counselor Aaron Munson is helping students develop coping strategies, catch up on social skills, and mediate conflicts among classmates.
Months after the stimulus began flowing, public information on how local districts are spending it is inconsistent and often hard to find.
Indiana law says most students who need school transportation must ride yellow school buses, rather than vans or other special purpose vehicles.
Bilingual staff can mean the difference when parents call to report their students’ absences, seek information from the school nurse, or speak to teachers.
Friday’s verdict had me thinking of three other 17-year-olds: Kalief Browder, Trayvon Martin, and Chrystul Kizer.