Erica Irish

The governor’s teacher pay commission announced Monday a series of public meetings next month to solicit ideas for how to raise teacher salaries in Indiana.
Austin, Indiana, hard-hit by the opioid crisis, made national headlines in 2015 after an HIV outbreak swept this rural town of about 4,200 people. Now, as Austin recovers, its local high school is leveraging major philanthropic dollars to revamp its counseling efforts.
As the sole administrator responsible for serving the more than 1,000 homeless students in Indianapolis Public Schools, Gibson knows, perhaps better than anyone else in the district, the laws, policies, and resources students need to find stability.
Lefler is the type of buyer that developers had in mind when they first floated the idea of “Educators’ Village” — only they expected many more like her. One year since its first houses went on the market, seven out of the 15 homes sold in the village are now occupied by teachers.
In offering city bus passes to district students, Indianapolis Public Schools is taking a page from the city’s charter sector, which is increasingly leaning on IndyGo to get students to school at a reasonable price.
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris proposed in Indianapolis Friday infusing $2.5 billion into teacher preparation programs at historically black colleges and universities to help produce more educators of color.
Five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates pointed to education as a tool for accelerating economic growth in urban communities and fighting voter suppression during a forum Thursday, with several calling for more support for pre-kindergarten, social-emotional learning, and free community college.
Coming from at least 30 different countries and speaking 20 languages, Ethan Hoffman’s students often face more challenges than his ninth-grade math classes.
Democratic Senator Eddie Melton told a crowd of more than 100 people Thursday that good education policy only happens when public officials ask for help: From the experts, yes, but also from the communities that will be affected.
A small but growing private school in Noblesville was offering a deal to its families: Get a friend to enroll at Legacy Christian School, and you’ll get $500 off your tuition.
At least 50 teachers in bright red shirts confronted Indiana school administrators outside of a conference to demand higher pay and greater funding for the state’s traditional public schools.
Days after Indiana Virtual School and its sister school announced plans to close following a series of negative revelations, about 70 of their students graduated Saturday at a ceremony north of Indianapolis.
While all children are at risk of learning loss during the summer months, research suggests low-income students face additional obstacles that can accelerate learning loss, such as a lack of nutritional meals and safe, adult-supervised entertainment.
Students from three Indianapolis Excel Center charter schools earned their diplomas Thursday evening, with many of them overcoming tremendous obstacles along the way.
Created to help families keep their children engaged outside of school and hold school officials accountable, Stand University for Parents has helped 550 parents and relatives cultivate a community, according to program officials.
Prominent Indianapolis charter network Tindley Accelerated Schools will consolidate its five schools to three amid continued financial hurdles.
Charter schools face rising national backlash, in the wake of teacher strikes, wavering Democratic support, and several scandals.