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Stephanie Wang

Bureau Chief, Chalkbeat Indiana

Stephanie Wang is the bureau chief for Chalkbeat Indiana. She previously covered education and diversity issues for the Indianapolis Star, and she has also worked for the Tampa Bay Times. Stephanie is originally from Boston and is a graduate of Northwestern University – Go Cats!

As IPS seeks relief from the $1 charter law, it could let Purdue Polytechnic North temporarily use Broad Ripple High School under an innovation school agreement.
For the first time, employment rates and median wages after high school will start to factor into how Indiana gauges school performance. But the data isn’t complete.
A wide-ranging bill to restrict what teachers could say about race and racism died in Indiana despite anticipation that the state would pass it.
Some Indiana lawmakers signaled their interest in adding back parts of the controversial bill to other pieces of legislation in the final weeks of the session.
What went wrong? Advocates question why Kindezi decided to shut down on short notice, and whether IPS should have done more to avoid the school closure.
Instead of finding a new charter operator or running the school itself, IPS will recommend closing Joyce Kilmer School 69 on the eastside.
Indianapolis Public Schools is receiving free rapid tests through a federal program and bought additional tests with federal relief money.
Colleges should embrace ‘a dramatically different system of learning.’
Indiana lawmakers want to crack down on Tech Trep, a controversial home-schooling program that lets families use public funding to buy school supplies.
A long-term study of On My Way Pre-K in Indiana found that the academic benefits didn’t fade, as some other programs have seen.
For the third year in a row, the Indiana legislature is considering a bill that would require students to fill out the federal financial aid application.
IPS plans to use federal relief dollars, known as ESSER funding, to cover the initial cost of two new training programs.
Middle-school teacher Sharita Ware, Indiana’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, helps students use STEM lessons to solve real-life problems.
This year, Chalkbeat Indiana is expanding its coverage of higher education in partnership with Open Campus — and we need your help.
Indy Achieves gives “completion grants” to local college students at Ivy Tech’s Indianapolis campus and IUPUI so they can re-enroll in higher education.
The Promise Neighborhood grant will support seven schools in Indianapolis’ Near Eastside and Martindale-Brightwood communities.
IPS school counselor Aaron Munson is helping students develop coping strategies, catch up on social skills, and mediate conflicts among classmates.
Indianapolis Public Schools is collecting voluntary data on vaccination rates among students and teachers and offered a $300 COVID vaccine incentive to staff.
Indianapolis Democratic Rep. Ed DeLaney said districts must tell voters how much charter schools would receive from referendums.
Families and advocates have been asking IPS to share its 2018 referendum revenues with innovation charter schools, in part so they can keep pace on teacher pay.
Education disparities among Black students lead to low-wage jobs, according to a new report by an Indianapolis business and community coalition.
Indianapolis Public Schools will have increased starting salaries for teachers by about $10,000 since passing a $220 million referendum in 2018.
IPS saw a small enrollment increase in the 2021-22 school year after students across the nation left public schools during the pandemic.
Grassy Creek was recently named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in recognition of its efforts to close racial gaps.
Early standardized test results from this spring are in — and they’re showing expected declines due to COVID-19, the Indiana Department of Education says.