Indianapolis Public Schools

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.
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.
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.
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.
Instead of finding a new charter operator or running the school itself, IPS will recommend closing Joyce Kilmer School 69 on the eastside.
Indianapolis Public Schools is receiving free rapid tests through a federal program and bought additional tests with federal relief money.
IPS plans to use federal relief dollars, known as ESSER funding, to cover the initial cost of two new training programs.
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.
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.
Indianapolis Public Schools is collecting voluntary data on vaccination rates among students and teachers and offered a $300 COVID vaccine incentive to staff.
Indianapolis Democratic Rep. Ed DeLaney said districts must tell voters how much charter schools would receive from referendums.
Families and advocates have been asking IPS to share its 2018 referendum revenues with innovation charter schools, in part so they can keep pace on teacher pay.
Indianapolis Public Schools will have increased starting salaries for teachers by about $10,000 since passing a $220 million referendum in 2018.
IPS saw a small enrollment increase in the 2021-22 school year after students across the nation left public schools during the pandemic.
Teacher raises in IPS signal an end to larger raises of the past two years. Support staff will get 2% raises, with more for instructional assistants
Superintendent Aleesia Johnson doesn’t foresee closing schools in the coming year, but IPS still must cut to avoid falling into the red
Indianapolis Public Schools police review finds ambiguity in the roles of police and protocols, and shortcomings in training in racial equity and fighting implicit bias
Indianapolis Public Schools will revise its COVID protocols and impose a new quarantine rule after Labor Day
Teachers from Indianapolis Public Schools, Perry Township Schools, and Wayne Township listed among 10 finalists for Indiana’s Teacher of the Year
IPS is cutting district busing to 200 students — less than the 600 it originally estimated.
After the pandemic and virtual learning kept her twins away from kindergarten, Indianapolis mom worries about how they’ll do in first grade.
Indianapolis Public School parents have two virtual charter school options if they want their children to learn remotely this 2021-22 school year.
Indianapolis Public Schools staff and students who are vaccinated can opt-out of wearing masks in classrooms when school starts
Why is 38th Street the boundary line for cicadas in Indianapolis?
If you value Chalkbeat, consider making a donation
Chalkbeat is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing the information families and educators need, but this kind of work isn’t possible without your help.