Leadership & Management

Some advocacy groups downplay the role of big campaign spending, but others see a chilling effect.
Hope Hampton and Kristen Phair are running to represent District 3, a socioeconomically diverse part of the school system.
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.
The Pike Township school board replaced Superintendent Flora Reichanadter with an interim leader after months of criticism over her management of the district.
Grassy Creek was recently named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in recognition of its efforts to close racial gaps.
About 1,200 Indiana educators on emergency permits will have to work toward their full licensure to stay in special education
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
The Austin school district and public health department took advantage of community trust to plan one of Indiana’s most successful school reopenings
Indiana doesn’t require school resource officers to be trained in adolescent brain development, working with students with special needs, or de-escalation techniques
Parents want IPS to spend its $136 million in federal COVID relief funding on addressing learning loss, mental health, tech problems
Indianapolis Public Schools families raise safety concerns over busing cuts during a district town hall.
IPS will add assistant principals at some schools, and reduce them at larger campuses — to help with administration and pandemic tasks.
Louise Jackson’s election comes amid heightened racial tension after Black, Latino, and Asian students spoke out about racism they experienced in the Carmel Clay school district
Some schools are bracing teachers to tend to students’ emotional needs and preparing to possibly shift to remote learning again as coronavirus cases persist in the state and some schools have already decided to start the year virtually.
Indiana education experts offered advice on how to confront racism in the classroom and make teaching more inclusive of students of color. They spoke Wednesday morning during an annual education conference organized by the non profit Indiana Black Expo.
Robin LeClaire said teaching to accelerate will prevent students from falling into a catch-up cycle. This could especially benefit Indiana’s most vulnerable children, who have also been the most heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic, she said.
Five charter schools in Indianapolis are opening for the 2020-21 academic year, in addition to three Indianapolis Public Schools “innovation schools” where charter operators are taking over management of existing schools.
Indianapolis school leaders size up costs of reopening in the fall and paying for additional safety precautions against the coronavirus.
Education leaders across the country are cautiously getting ready for closures to extend into the fall or begin again if the U.S. is hit with a second wave of COVID-19.
Within weeks, educators went from well-poised to argue for more funding in a state with seemingly plentiful reserves to facing a likely recession.
A small group of educators must lay the groundwork for overhauling three existing IPS campuses at a time when buildings are closed and socializing is severely curtailed.
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