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Superintendent Lewis Ferebee
March 27, 2018
How Indianapolis is wooing experienced teachers
The campaign is a partnership between the city’s largest district, the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation, and The Mind Trust.
January 11, 2018
Who supports Indianapolis Public Schools’ bid for more money? It’s not clear.
The referendums would increase school funding by as much as $936 million over eight years.
December 11, 2017
Millions of extra dollars go to Indianapolis magnet schools that have fewer poor students
More than $6.5 million extra is going 17 schools — including the district’s most affluent campuses.
December 11, 2017
IPS’ new budget plan is supposed to give more money to poor schools. Here’s how it works.
Many schools with needy students still got less from the district than schools with more middle-class students.
November 30, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools will likely ask taxpayers for $936 million for teacher pay, construction
If approved by the school board next month, the request would be placed on the 2018 primary ballot on May 8.
November 21, 2017
IPS students have made their high school choices. Here’s where they want to go.
Students’ choices this year could have far-reaching implications for the configuration of the district for years to come.
November 16, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools board gives superintendent Ferebee raise, bonus
The board voted unanimously to approve both.
November 15, 2017
These two Indianapolis schools could be the latest innovation restarts
The district has restarted four neighborhood schools as innovation schools in an effort to improve academic performance and state grades.
October 30, 2017
Thousands of Indianapolis high schoolers are applying for school as district goes all magnet
The district is pushing teens to choose their campus based on academic focus rather than neighborhood.
October 6, 2017
How Indiana’s A-F rules created a two-tiered system that benefits innovation schools
It raises the question of whether grades that were supposed to be easy for parents to understand are too distorted to be clear.
September 29, 2017
One in five Indianapolis Public Schools students now attend an innovation school
This fall, more than 7,800 Indianapolis Public Schools students walked into schools run by outside managers, rather than the district. Less than three years after…
September 28, 2017
Hired: Indianapolis Public Schools chooses principals to help ‘reinvent’ high schools
All four principals are current IPS staffers.
September 20, 2017
Breaking: High school teachers across Indianapolis Public Schools may need to reapply for their jobs
The announcement came less than 24 hours after the IPS board approved a plan to close three high schools.
August 16, 2017
As traditional schools close, are innovation schools the future for Indianapolis high schoolers?
Three high schools joined the innovation network this fall.
August 2, 2017
Ferebee’s second in command to leave Indianapolis for D.C.
Wanda Legrand joined the administration along with Ferebee in 2013.
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