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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.
September 25, 2019
An unusual spike in students at traditional schools drives increase in IPS enrollment
This year is the first since 2013 that the district has seen enrollment growth at traditional district-managed schools.
September 13, 2019
Here are the Indiana education stories we plan to cover this year — and how you can help
We at Chalkbeat Indiana want to be transparent about our coverage plans to hold ourselves accountable and seek your input, too.
A new approach
September 10, 2019
From ‘chill out’ spaces to weekend hours, a new principal attempts to turn around School 43
Principal Lauren Johnson joined IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson and School Board Member Evan Hawkins for a discussion about the future of School 43.
July 25, 2019
IPS board votes unanimously to hire Johnson as superintendent
Johnson, 41, will be paid about $250,000 next year and receive the same retirement and health insurance benefits as other administrators.
July 3, 2019
Here’s how much money Aleesia Johnson will be paid as IPS superintendent
In real terms, Aleesia Johnson’s salary will be comparable to Ferebee’s initial pay.
June 28, 2019
Indianapolis Public Schools’ new leader wants to have ‘hard conversations’ about race
Race and ethnicity have perennially been the backdrop of the most pressing issues facing Indianapolis Public Schools leaders.
June 21, 2019
Interim leader Aleesia Johnson named next superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools
Johnson’s appointment to lead the state’s largest system solidifies its high-profile transformation into a district that works hand-in-hand with charter school operators.
June 19, 2019
After interviewing 3 candidates, IPS board is close to tapping the next superintendent
The school board president is performing more due diligence before the board offers the position.
meet the candidates
June 19, 2019
3 very different finalists for IPS superintendent walk a fine line on ‘innovation’ schools
Indianapolis Public Schools has said it hopes to name a new superintendent from among the finalists by the end of June.
in their words
June 14, 2019
Read the letters from three finalists about why they want to become IPS superintendent
In letters submitted with their applications, the three finalists explained why they want to become superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools.
June 14, 2019
Meet the three finalists for Indianapolis Public Schools superintendent
Interim superintendent Aleesia Johnson, Pike Township assistant superintendent Larry Young, and Louisville chief of schools Devon Horton were named as finalists.
a step closer
June 12, 2019
IPS superintendent finalists face public interviews next week, but their names are still under wraps
The school board hopes to name a new superintendent by the end of June.
June 6, 2019
Indianapolis parents learn to advocate for their students in an evolving school district
Stand University for Parents has helped 550 parents cultivate a community around an evolving IPS, according to program officials and participating families.
May 28, 2019
IPS board chooses finalists for superintendent after interviews
The school board met with five semi-finalists Tuesday behind closed doors and chose the final pool of candidates, said board president Michael O’Connor.
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