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Howe High School
March 1, 2019
IPS pushes back on recommendation to convert Howe and Manual to charter schools
A special task force recommends that two state takeover schools become charter schools run by Charter Schools USA, but IPS is raising financial concerns.
February 28, 2019
WFYI documentary peers inside Indiana’s radical attempt to take over failing schools
A new radio documentary that aired this week dove into Indiana’s radical experiment to take over and turn around failing schools.
February 8, 2019
The fate of these Indianapolis schools is once again uncertain, years after state takeover
State control of Emma Donnan Middle School and Howe and Manual high schools is expected to end in just over a year.
August 2, 2017
Howe and Manual will stay open three more years under the management of CSUSA
The chronically failing schools were part of Indianapolis Public Schools until they were taken over by the state in 2012.
July 10, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools leaders want to close high schools. But first, they need permission from the state.
Five schools that would be affected by the district’s high school closing and reconfiguration plan are under state oversight.
Building Better Schools
April 11, 2016
New plan for turning around an Indy high school: add elementary kids
Charter Schools USA aims to add elementary grades to Howe High School.
November 30, 2015
Still-troubled Arlington High School at center of state board debate this week
Arlington is the first school taken over by the state to be returned to its home district. Although IPS controls day-to-day operations, the state board retains oversight.
July 28, 2015
Pence touts school choice in speech to state takeover teachers
Charter Schools USA, which operates three schools in state takeover, invited the governor to speak at its annual teacher summit.
May 20, 2015
CSUSA gets OK to open a charter school in Indy
Charter Schools USA, which operates three Indianapolis schools under contract with the state, earned a go-ahead to open a charter school on the South side next year.
February 4, 2015
Is Arlington High School actually coming out of state takeover?
The confusion reveals an underlying question policymakers are grappling with when it comes to the state's controversial takeover process: Is the state prepared to let go of its takeover schools?
January 27, 2015
Deal would give IPS more control over Donnan Middle School
Charter Schools USA, the Florida-based company that has managed Donnan for more than two years, would still run the daily operations of the school but going forward its contract would be with both the state and the school district. If the Indiana State Board of Education agrees to the idea next week, the IPS board signaled it was likely formally complete the deal soon after.
December 3, 2014
IPS regains control of Arlington High School
For the first time since Indiana began taking over failing schools, a school district got one of the schools back. The Indiana State Board of Education unanimously voted today to put Indianapolis Public Schools back in charge of Arlington High School, which was one of the the first five schools to face state takeover in 2012.
August 6, 2014
Takeover schools criticized as too tough on discipline
A half dozen community leaders and other speakers told the Indiana State Board of Education it must address discipline at four Indianapolis schools in state takeover that rank among the city’s top seven schools for expulsions.
July 19, 2014
Arlington High School will stay open, but takeover questions remain
For the now, it seems Arlington High School will be able open its doors this year. But the ongoing troubles raise a critical question: can state takeover of low performing schools successfully be undertaken in Indiana? Or should the practice be abandoned?
July 10, 2014
Tindley says it can't afford to keep running Arlington High School
Tindley Schools, the charter school group that has run former Indianapolis’ Arlington High School for two years under a contract with the state, said today it wants out. The leader of the non-profit group that also operates a network of Indianapolis charter schools told the Indiana State Board of Education Tindley simply couldn’t afford to keep managing the school unless it received an additional $2.4 million in aid.
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