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October 18, 2019
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October 17, 2019
Schools were quick to downplay ILEARN results, but experts stand by the test. Here’s why.
October 16, 2019
Amid key expansion, Indiana fills its On My Way Pre-K seats
October 15, 2019
IPS teachers union membership declines after a year of turmoil
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Hidden dropouts: How Indiana schools can write off struggling students as home-schoolers
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August 27, 2019
Board members quit after two embattled Indiana virtual schools lose their charters
After losing their charters Monday night, two embattled virtual charter schools were scheduled to hold board meetings Tuesday night to discuss finishing the…
August 23, 2019
Teachers who continued to work at failing Indiana virtual schools won’t get a final paycheck
When Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy agreed to close amid enrollment scrutiny earlier this summer,…
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August 20, 2019
Federal investigators seek student records and spending details at Indiana Virtual School
The subpoena summoned representatives of Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy to testify in front of a grand jury Aug. 6 with requested documents.
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October 15, 2019
Indiana lawmakers look for better ways to identify students living in poverty
Indiana lawmakers, facing criticism that they are underestimating the number of students living in poverty, are looking for a better way to identify these children.
October 11, 2019
Education is (finally) getting some attention in the Indianapolis mayor’s race
Education is one of several priorities a broad coalition of African American religious and civic leaders are calling on the mayoral candidates to address.
October 11, 2019
These Indiana districts are asking voters to approve a tax increase for more school funding
One Marion County district is among 10 in Indiana that will ask voters to approve a tax increase on Nov. 5 to supplement state funding for local schools.
October 10, 2019
Why a candidate for governor wants to end vouchers, even though it’s politically ‘not possible’
One candidate vying for the Democratic nomination in Indiana’s governor’s race is proposing a sweeping and unlikely plan to raise teacher pay.
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Indianapolis Public Schools
October 9, 2019
In first ‘State of the District,’ Johnson vows IPS will ‘never stop working together’ to improve schools
Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Aleesia Johnson emphasized stronger community engagement during her first "State of the District" speech.
October 3, 2019
Charter school for teens recovering from substance abuse seeks to relocate and join forces with IPS
Hope Academy aims to move closer to downtown and develop stronger partnerships with Marion County school districts.
October 1, 2019
Unexpected jump in English language learners prompts IPS to hire more teachers
The district has about 5,400 English language learners this school year — up 8% or about 400 children more than last year.
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Live updates from Day 3 of the Chicago teachers strike: A quick settlement ‘not likely,’ union says
Monday dawned with no deal, no school, and rain in the forecast. Striking Chicago teachers planned a seven-mile picket line on the South Side starting at 8 a.m.
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Parents, students worry about the toll of Chicago teacher strike: losing days in the classroom
On Day Three of the Chicago teachers strike, adults and teens alike expressed concern about the lasting impact of losing several days of school.
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Elizabeth Warren’s K-12 education plan would quadruple Title I funds, nix federal support for charters
Warren’s plan is the longest and most detailed collection of K-12 education proposals put forward by a major Democratic candidate.
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