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.

Few candidates and low voter participation and engagement with schools can pave the way for outside groups to sway elections.

Almost three-quarters of the students who didn’t pass the state reading test and were retained in third grade in 2023 got subsidized meals.

Around 45,000 Indiana students across the state learned with AI tutors last year as part of a state grant to reduce teacher workloads while improving student learning.

The Teacher Prep Academy at the University of Indianapolis wants to draw more young people to teaching to fill open education jobs in the state.

State officials writing new graduation requirements want students pursuing an advanced diploma to have work experience.

Proposed changes would eliminate a diploma popular with Indiana’s college-going students while it’s not clear if the state has enough support to help them meet new requirements.

Brian Metcalf is accused of fraudulently billing the charter network for goods and services with two other parties. The school intends to seek restitution.

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.