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.

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.
Morgan joined IPS as the district’s chief academic officer in the midst of the pandemic.
The new principals will plan for academic program changes at their schools slated for 2024-25, while “district administrators at large” perform day-to-day tasks.
The three Marion County school districts hope to use the referendum funding for staff, buildings, and some initiatives started with federal coronavirus relief funding.
The Excel Center - Twin Aire adult charter high school could open in the building now occupied by Paul Miller School 114, which is closing at the end of this school year.
Valor Classical Academy’s plans for a Marion County location ran into opposition from critics concerned about the charter school’s curriculum and political affiliations.
Warren Morgan was also a finalist in the New Haven Public Schools superintendent search that ended this week.
Indiana administrative code recommends a ratio of one registered nurse for every 750 students. Many school districts, however, can’t meet that ratio.
Students discussed their constant worries about gun violence and the disconnect they feel from those welcoming the NRA to town.
The Butler-Tarkington Education Committee wants a neighborhood advisory committee to jointly run School 43, among other changes.
The Washington Township district has also named a permanent principal to run the school after interim principal Eugene White leaves at the end of the school year.
Hillsdale-affiliated charter school wants to open in Indianapolis but faces opposition.
The school will also get a two-story, 81,000-square-foot addition if voters approve the tax increase.
Republicans are seeking funding parity for charter schools, which cannot raise their own property tax revenue. But some worry the move would come at the expense of traditional public schools.
Since IPS created ‘restart’ schools in 2015, the district has replaced two charter operators and a third school has closed.
Voters living within the IPS, Speedway, and Warren Township school districts will consider school tax measures in the May primary election.
Innovation schools, which are autonomous schools mostly run by charter operators, have the biggest slice of the district’s budget for next year.
District leaders say the repairs and improvements will make schools safer and more welcoming for students.
The Near Eastside Innovation School Corporation, which will run School 14, also runs Thomas Gregg School 15 as an autonomous Innovation school.
The Rebuilding Stronger plan had been in limbo after the school board delayed a vote to ask voters for $413.6 million in new taxes in May.
The administrative change follows a difficult few years for North Central High School, which faced a federal lawsuit alleging predatory grooming behavior and psychological abuse by the school’s former theater director.
One bill would require students who take the military exam to fulfill a graduation requirement to enlist in the military in order to be counted in graduation rates.
The autonomous Innovation school withdrew its plan to expand to James Whitcomb Riley School 43 next school year.