Aleksandra Appleton

Aleksandra Appleton

Reporter, Chalkbeat Indiana

Aleksandra Appleton is a Reporter for Chalkbeat Indiana. She previously reported on schools in Las Vegas and Fresno, California, where she grew up. Aleks is a graduate of UC San Diego and the Columbia School of Journalism.

Lawmakers last year relaxed income eligibility rules so that most Indiana families now qualify for the Choice Scholarship program.

Elementary and special education teachers who don’t teach literacy won’t have to earn a new literacy endorsement required by state law.

Proposed high school diplomas for the class of 2029 will place a greater emphasis on work experience, which some educators say will push students to neglect academic opportunities.

Mock legal and legislative proceedings dispel notions of teen disengagement in Adam Williamson’s class.

The state is requiring all elementary and special education teachers to earn a new endorsement on teaching literacy. Some say that rule’s too broad, among other problems.

Four Indiana school districts asked voters to approve funding to retain teachers and fund programs. As of Tuesday night, voters said yes to Pike schools.

The Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center’s 11th annual International Festival will feature a soccer tournament, chess, and Bollywood and salsa dance performances.

With federal pandemic aid for schools expiring, the schools say the additional operating funding would be crucial for students and staff.

McCormick vowed to fight portrayals of public education as a boogeyman, as Indiana Republicans lean into support for school choice.

Supporters of the statute say it will help students by making sure they learn about a variety of viewpoints. Critics argue it will intimidate professors and make prospective teachers less prepared to run classrooms well.