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Here are the Indiana education stories we plan to cover this year — and how you can help
The school year roared in like a lion, yanking us from our summer daydreams and thrusting us into the thick of the perennial controversy over…
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.
a legal matter
September 4, 2019
Student punched outside Shortridge sues IMPD, school district police
The student was handcuffed and “unlawfully” arrested but the officers later said they were “unarresting” him and released the teen, according to the lawsuit.
Assessment and testing
September 4, 2019
Indianapolis hard hit as ILEARN state test scores tumble
Just 14% of Indianapolis Public Schools students passed the new state test.
September 4, 2019
Indiana 2019 test scores drop, hitting new low in first year of ILEARN
Nearly two thirds of all Indiana students in grades 3-8 did not pass the new state standardized test, ILEARN, according to results released on Wednesday.
August 31, 2019
Indianapolis police officer accused of punching IPS student is suspended without pay
“The video shows a clear image of a closed fist punch to the face, a technique which is not taught or reasonable given the facts known to us at this time."
August 30, 2019
Indianapolis police officer on leave after striking an IPS student outside Shortridge
IMPD officers were called to assist the district’s police department with a fight at Shortridge High School on Thursday afternoon.
August 21, 2019
Are Indianapolis Public Schools and charter schools on the right track? More black voters say yes.
The IndyPolitics poll results also mirror national trends showing racial divides in charter support.
August 9, 2019
Charie Gibson was homeless 17 times. Now she helps more than 1,000 homeless students in Indianapolis.
The sole administrator responsible for serving the more than 1,000 homeless students in Indianapolis Public Schools, Charie Gibson knows what families need.
August 2, 2019
Upstart teachers group abandons plans to challenge the IPS union
The Indianapolis Teachers Society did not file a petition to decertify and replace the union, as the group had previously planned.
Updated August 2, 2019
To recruit teachers, Indianapolis built an Educators’ Village. But was it enough of an incentive?
One year since its first houses went on the market, seven out of 15 homes in the Educators' Village were sold to teachers. Are there enough incentives to attract more?
July 29, 2019
To keep transportation costs low, more Indianapolis charter schools look to partner with IndyGo
Indianapolis Public Schools is taking a page from the city's charter sector, which is increasingly leaning on IndyGo to get students to school at a reasonable price.
July 26, 2019
Why IPS wants high schoolers to take IndyGo instead of yellow school buses
A pilot aims to help the district, which has long provided its own bus service, determine whether the public IndyGo system can transport high schoolers.
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 22, 2019
Ex-union chief for Indianapolis Public Schools teachers pleads guilty to embezzlement
Rhondalyn Cornett wrote checks from the union’s bank account and used the union’s debit card for personal expenses and cash withdrawals, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
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