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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.
The demand is the latest development in an ongoing divide between IPS and the charter school community.
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.
The district acknowledges that it will not sell School 102 amid ongoing litigation, but argued that the court’s order allows it to lease the building under certain circumstances.
Lawmakers made Choice Scholarships available to most Indiana families last year.
The new athletic facilities would include a field for track, football, and soccer, as well as new basketball courts.
As Mayor Brandon Johnson and his hand-picked school board exert their influence, charter families and advocates see challenges ahead for the sector.
While students who attend only a KIPP middle school don’t seem to benefit, those who attend KIPP for both middle and high school experienced large gains.
The school recently received just a one-year extension of its charter after officials took issue with its performance.
The mayor has a significant impact on education in Indianapolis and its townships . But the issue hasn’t been a large part of the campaign so far.
Tess Stovall’s recommendations will be a key factor in whether the state votes to overrule locally elected school boards.
It’s the second charter school to close in the middle of the school year in less than one year.
Charter school funding, enrollment and performance explained.
The Daniels Fund calls the effort the Education Big Bet.
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.
Families use the application for entry to a variety of schools, including selective test-in schools and neighborhood schools outside of their attendance boundaries.
Her book discusses the racial history of school vouchers, the more progressive arguments for school choice, the rise of charter schools, and choice advocates’ recent focus on culture war issues.