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Center for Inquiry
February 28, 2018
Will Indianapolis change its magnet admission rules to keep siblings together?
In the long-term, the change could come with a steep price tag.
July 11, 2017
Admissions changes are diversifying Indianapolis Public Schools most popular magnets. Now, the district may go further.
In a bid to make some schools more accessible for low-income families and children of color, the board changed the admissions rules for magnets last fall.
Indianapolis Schools Divided
September 29, 2016
IPS board approves changes to magnet admission, opening doors to more diverse schools
The district is shrinking the priority boundary and adding later admission deadlines.
Indianapolis Schools Divided
September 12, 2016
Map: These neighborhoods get an advantage in magnet school admissions — for now
All IPS magnet schools have proximity boundaries.
September 8, 2016
Fewer affluent kids will have an edge in magnet school admissions under likely IPS diversity plan
The board will discuss the plan at its meeting later this month.
July 5, 2016
At some Indianapolis magnet schools, racial divides are by design
District officials defend School 84 as a critical piece of a plan to keep affluent whites from leaving IPS, a problem faced by urban districts across the United States.
February 8, 2016
IPS picks six schools to try out more freedom for principals (updated)
The schools will be part of a pilot autonomy program that the district hopes to expand.
December 10, 2015
Rich school, poor school: IPS push to even out funding could bring big changes
A new budgeting system designed to increase equity and autonomy could put pressure on schools with experienced teachers.
November 10, 2015
Top teacher's student: "To get better you have to push yourself"
Amy Wackerly shared advice from her students at the IPS teacher of the year awards ceremony.
November 9, 2015
IPS board votes to approve new Center for Inquiry school, move for arts magnet
A new CFI school will open in the School 70 building, and the arts elementary school currently there will move to the Key Learning Community School next fall.
October 29, 2015
IPS board votes to close Key school, approve school autonomy plan
Key Learning Community’s historic run as the world’s first schools built on curriculum inspired by the theory of Multiple Intelligences will come to an end this spring.
June 5, 2015
School 2's Amy Wackerly named IPS teacher of the year
Amy Wackerly, who teaches third grade at School 2, was named IPS teacher of the year Friday morning.
May 27, 2015
4 'life-changing' Indianapolis teachers awarded $25,000 prizes
Love for students the common theme among Hubbard Award-winning educators
May 15, 2015
IPS restores instrumental music offerings to schools
IPS has reversed its decision to cut some instrumental music programs next year.
December 2, 2014
IPS board to Ferebee: Explore ways to save Key Learning Community
Indianapolis Public School Board members, moved by parent complaints, asked Superintendent Lewis Ferebee to consider alternatives to his plan to close Key Learning Community, a K-12 magnet school.
November 11, 2014
IPS plan would close Key, and shift programs at four schools
One of Indianapolis Public School’s most famous schools would shut down and four others would see dramatic changes to their offerings under a plan presented to the school board tonight.
August 26, 2014
Indianapolis private schools score high but most saw ISTEP drops
Statewide, about 43 percent of about 300 private schools did worse this year than last year. In Indianapolis, it was a majority of private schools — 55 percent — that lost ground from the prior year.
October 30, 2013
The basics of Indianapolis Public Schools: A new beginning
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee is pushing for big changes.
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