Indianapolis Public Schools

The district has some crowded schools in relatively poor condition, while others are mostly empty yet in better shape.
As enrollment in Indianapolis Public Schools’ neighborhood schools declines, some district charters kick off the 2022-23 school year with record enrollment.
The district calculates an on-track rate in order to get a sense of students’ ability to graduate before they reach the critical final years of high school.
Students from Crispus Attucks high school in Indianapolis observe medical professionals at nearby hospitals to start health care careers early.
The during-school virtual tutoring will focus on K-2 literacy at the district’s low-performing schools emerging schools, but could expand to other grade levels.
One caveat to the gains: There was relatively low attendance, especially on the final day of the pilot.
Amid budget and enrollment challenges, Indianapolis Public Schools officials have a five-point plan for major changes.
Indianapolis has committed COVID aid to retaining staff, academic supports, and infrastructure.
Preschool enrollment in the district rose this year, but other factors will influence its long-term fate
Indianapolis Public Schools offered retention bonuses in late March to 3,200 eligible staff members, but they came with an attendance requirement that staff couldn’t take more than two sick days for the remainder of the semester.
More than 400 high school students graduated Tuesday from IPS’ Arsenal Tech.
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.
IPS wants to bolster hiring and retention as schools enter their third year of grappling with COVID.
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.
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