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To open, the charter school needs to rezone its former church building in Washington Township from religious to education.

The school would open within the boundaries of Washington Township Schools.

Jefferson Academy, a local charter school, fell short of its enrollment goal to open.

The Indianapolis charter school on the far eastside recently celebrated its new food lab and launched a culinary club, which hopes to take inspiration from a civil rights story.

The state blocked an alternative public charter school from expanding into Jersey City, and for the third time in a row, denied another school’s request to expand.

The awards are funded by a $12.5 million trust set up by an anonymous donor couple.

The charter school will move out of the space it leased from Newark Public Schools after settling a nearly four-year legal dispute over alleged violations of its lease. The move is a step forward in Superintendent Roger León’s plan to reclaim district buildings.

The vote followed a pitch from the school’s principal to keep Wyatt open by enrolling migrant students and subletting some space.

Nine applicants met the state’s deadline for proposals to open a charter school in 2025

The new CEO will start in mid-March and work with Bill Kurtz before he leaves the post, to smooth the transition.

The demand is the latest development in an ongoing divide between IPS and the charter school community.

The bill could put an end to future legal disputes over the state’s so-called $1 law, which Indianapolis Public Schools and the attorney general’s office have interpreted differently.

An Indianapolis lawmaker’s bid to increase charter school transparency comes after a federal indictment of former leaders of two virtual schools.

The federal investigation of the two virtual charter schools required a review of hundreds of bank accounts, officials say

The former school leaders inflated enrollment numbers and in some cases used the corresponding state funds for personal purchases, federal prosecutors say.

The superintendent wanted to use state tests scores. A board member proposed an alternative he said was a better measure of what students have learned.

The break leaves the future of Andrew J. Brown Academy up in the air, in a city where the charter community has increasingly prized local control.