Amelia Pak-Harvey

Reporter, Chalkbeat Indiana

Amelia Pak-Harvey is a Reporter for Chalkbeat Indiana. She previously worked as a city reporter for the Indianapolis Star, an education reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and an education reporter for the Lowell Sun in Lowell, Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston University and is originally from North Carolina.

It’s the second charter school to close in the middle of the school year in less than one year.
The announcement comes amid a statewide push to alert high school students to higher education opportunities.
It’s the second Indianapolis charter school in less than a year that has announced a sudden closure after the school year started.
The virtual tutoring can vary from school to school, and can be used to fill vacant positions, offer academic interventions, or provide SAT prep.
The Indiana attorney general argues that the exemption to the state’s so-called $1 law only applies to districts that share funds from ballot questions passed after May 10, 2023.
Herron Prep Academy is one of three schools in the Herron Classical Schools charter network, all three of which are part of the Indianapolis Public Schools autonomous Innovation Network.
A MOU with Indianapolis Public Schools provides groundwork for community involvement at School 43, which has long had a network of community partners eager to help the floundering school.
The opening of the three schools means charters’ footprint in the city will continue to grow.
The Culturally Responsive and Equitable Education Committee is the district’s latest equity initiative.
A 2020 facilities review found that Indianapolis Public Schools had over $1 billion in deferred maintenance needs.
The complaint comes from the same group that filed a legal grievance against IPS last year over Indiana’s ‘$1 law.’
The Indianapolis tutoring program in reading will operate at nine schools and a Boys & Girls Club.
IPS says its decision to share revenue from a 2018 ballot measure exempts it from Indiana’s so-called $1 law, but charter school supporters disagree.
Schools where third graders improved on the state reading test highlighted strategies like summer learning, literacy coaches, and tutoring.
The district’s $269,600 deal with Caissa highlights the increased competition Indianapolis Public Schools is confronting from local charter schools and vouchers.
Indianapolis Public Schools hopes its Rebuilding Stronger overhaul will help the district run more efficiently and bring equity to learning. But it means tough changes for some students.
The district will give preference to nonprofits or government agencies before selling to other buyers.
Bus driver shortages and teaching vacancies worsened in the wake of the pandemic. But some districts say things are now looking up.
Indianapolis Public Schools is the only Marion County district to have exceeded 2019 rates for the share of students proficient in both English and math.
The previous version of the so-called “$1 law” frequently failed to help charters buy or lease vacant or unused district buildings.
The law does not restrict the number of waivers districts can grant to graduating students. But it does restrict the percentage of waiver students they can count toward their reported graduation rates, beginning with the 2023-24 school year.
Backers of the law say it will help protect children from pornography and gives the public more power to ensure school districts are acting appropriately.
Indiana has joined several other states in passing laws that require schools to use curriculum materials that stress phonics when teaching students to read. The state is putting over $100 million behind the effort.
Hope Academyis celebrating its 17th graduating class since opening in 2006 as the state’s first recovery high school.
The two Teachers of the Year can choose to compete in the statewide Teacher of the Year competition run by the Indiana Department of Education.
School districts in four counties will have to share increases in property tax revenues with charters, among other changes to Indiana’s education funding laws this year.
The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired will temporarily occupy two buildings.
Nikia Garland has applied for several grants to enhance the learning experience of her students. Her latest fellowship will bring her to Norway.