Aaricka Washington

Child care report rates access, quality, and choices for Indiana counties
Indiana’s in-person learning varied by race. Two-thirds of students learned primarily in person last school year, but only 40% of Black students did.
Indianapolis school district officials are shrinking class sizes, making more small learning groups, and hiring extra teachers
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
A new Indianapolis summer program hopes to catch students up after nearly two years of pandemic learning loss
Indiana ILEARN, ISTEP test scores show the pandemic’s uneven toll, hitting students of color and those from low-income families particularly hard
School on Wheels returns to schools and homeless shelters with personalized tutoring to help students stay on track
Indianapolis Public Schools will launch an online tracking tool this week that will show how the district is spending federal COVID relief funds.
A new Indianapolis group wants to give underserved Black and Latino parents a voice in their children’s schools. Here’s how they plan to engage families.
IPS students wanting to learn remotely next fall will have to transfer to Phalen Virtual Leadership Academy or Paramount Online Academy
Indianapolis Public Schools would offer virtual learning next fall only through charter schools that together have about 3,000 seats for K-12 students
Four Indianapolis school districts — Pike, Warren, Lawrence townships, and Speedway — will offer the choice of remote learning in the fall. Perry will not.
Indianapolis Public Schools board approves ending busing for 2,600 students, making $5 million in cuts.
Indianapolis Public Schools students demand more Asian American history and culture to be taught in classrooms.
IPS not scaling back cuts in busing, despite families’ pushback and worries. The district plans to eliminate busing for over 2,600 students to reduce its budget.
IPS and non-profit partners will run about a half-dozen summer programs variously offering English and math support and enrichment.
Indianapolis Public Schools families raise safety concerns over busing cuts during a district town hall.
Indianapolis middle and high school students return to full-time, in-person learning for the rest of the year
Indianapolis Public Schools struggles to recruit racially diverse staff, a recent audit shows
IPS aims to save $5 million to $7 million by cutting busing for over 2,000 students who can walk to school and 600 other high school students.
To spur economic mobility in far eastside Indianapolis, Phalen charter schools offers families training for jobs in four high-demand fields
With 7% of Black students and 11% of Latino student passing state English and math tests, Indianapolis parents ask for dramatic change from schools
To keep high school seniors engaged during virtual learning, Wayne Township turned bus drivers and other hourly employees into student liaisons
The Indianapolis Public Schools middle and high schools will return to full time, in-person learning, the first time in more than a year.
Indianapolis Public Schools will revamp high school career and college curriculum to lead to better college and job prospects