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May 22, 2019
As innovation schools mature, IPS leaders grapple with how to measure their success
The first group of innovation schools are nearing the end of their contracts.
May 17, 2019
IPS superintendent job gets 11 applications
Now the school board will begin evaluating which of the applicants may be a good fit for the district.
May 3, 2019
3 things to know about who might apply to be Indianapolis Public Schools next leader
Aleesia Johnson announced last month that she will seek the role permanently, but whether she is a shoo-in hinges on the quality of the other candidates.
April 24, 2019
After years of rapid growth, only one new innovation school will open in Indianapolis next year
The state’s largest district has added an average of five schools each year since 2015 to its network of independent innovation schools.
April 18, 2019
‘Excellence for all’: Aleesia Johnson explains why she wants to become IPS’ next superintendent
Johnson has been the district’s interim leader for more than three months.
April 15, 2019
In bid to attract superintendent candidates, IPS board lists few job requirements
The IPS board also agreed to keep the names of the initial applicants private.
March 14, 2019
Indianapolis Public Schools’ Aleesia Johnson joins national education leadership group
Chiefs for Change is a leadership organization that is considered a springboard for rising school administrators.
March 8, 2019
More staff head to School 43, after frustration over instability surges
School 43 has filled open positions and added more staff.
March 7, 2019
Aleesia Johnson took the helm of IPS amid rising opposition. How will she respond?
Those who knew Johnson in previous roles say that while she has not led a district, she has qualities that would help her succeed as superintendent.
February 28, 2019
Divisions rise to the surface as IPS begins superintendent search
The unofficial kickoff in the search for a new IPS superintendent has raised a range of issues in the community.
Updated February 28, 2019
Referendum dollars float IPS budget next year, but spending cuts still loom
IPS is expected to make significant cuts in the coming years to craft a more sustainable budget and shift more money to teacher pay.
February 21, 2019
Frustrations over principal turnover flare up at IPS School 43
It began with a tame slideshow presentation about hiring a new principal at School 43. But the Wednesday night meeting soon spiraled into a venting…
On the hunt
February 15, 2019
Want a say in the next IPS superintendent? Here’s your chance.
The school board is expected to select the next superintendent in May.
A new day?
February 13, 2019
IPS overhauled high schools. Now, the state is giving them a fresh start on A-F
The decision is the latest reprieve Indianapolis Public Schools has gotten from state accountability.
February 7, 2019
The leadership of IPS is changing. Here’s some of the common ground — and the divides
Interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson joined three IPS board members, including two skeptics of the administration, for a panel at a near northside church.
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