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Indianapolis Public Schools
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These 29 Indianapolis administrators could lose their jobs
Indianapolis Public Schools has identified dozens of principals, deans and other administrators who could lose their jobs at the end of the year,…
January 12, 2018
Indiana’s graduation rate has barely changed in 6 years while most of the nation is on the rise
Since 2011, Indiana's graduation rate has stagnated.
January 11, 2018
Who supports Indianapolis Public Schools’ bid for more money? It’s not clear.
The referendums would increase school funding by as much as $936 million over eight years.
January 9, 2018
Inner circle: Here is the team helping Ferebee chart a new course for Indianapolis schools
As 2018 begins, the district is at a watershed moment.
January 5, 2018
An Indianapolis school looks to Africa to teach students “the truth about our histories”
The approach aims to move beyond the narrow version of black history schools often teach to highlight black contributions to civilization and leadership.
December 20, 2017
A new program takes 20 Indianapolis high schoolers to Thailand — and far outside their comfort zone
All the costs, down to the passport fees, are covered by the school.
December 11, 2017
IPS’ new budget plan is supposed to give more money to poor schools. Here’s how it works.
Many schools with needy students still got less from the district than schools with more middle-class students.
inside the playbook
December 6, 2017
A ‘portfolio’ of schools? How a nationwide effort to disrupt urban school districts is gaining traction
From Atlanta to Cincinnati to Oakland, a loosely connected network of nonprofit groups is working to reshape the way their school districts function.
November 30, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools will likely ask taxpayers for $936 million for teacher pay, construction
If approved by the school board next month, the request would be placed on the 2018 primary ballot on May 8.
November 21, 2017
IPS students have made their high school choices. Here’s where they want to go.
Students’ choices this year could have far-reaching implications for the configuration of the district for years to come.
November 9, 2017
One website, no waitlists: Indianapolis rolls out one application for district and charter schools
With OneMatch, families will be able to apply for more than 50 charter and Indianapolis Public School district schools through the same website.
November 7, 2017
Trump’s immigration policies leave empty seats at an Indianapolis school
When the Indianapolis Public Schools newcomer program opened its doors last year, there was a burst of enrollment, with new students trickling in throughout the…
November 2, 2017
Choice is shaping IPS, as thousands of families enroll their children in private, charter and township schools
Last year, about 16,172 students who lived within IPS boundaries attended charter schools, traditional public schools in other districts or private schools with vouchers.
October 30, 2017
Thousands of Indianapolis high schoolers are applying for school as district goes all magnet
The district is pushing teens to choose their campus based on academic focus rather than neighborhood.
September 29, 2017
One in five Indianapolis Public Schools students now attend an innovation school
This fall, more than 7,800 Indianapolis Public Schools students walked into schools run by outside managers, rather than the district. Less than three years after…
September 22, 2017
How a new principal led her neighborhood school to the biggest ISTEP gains in Indianapolis Public Schools
Passing rates on the state math and English tests jumped nearly 10 percentage points.
September 20, 2017
Breaking: High school teachers across Indianapolis Public Schools may need to reapply for their jobs
The announcement came less than 24 hours after the IPS board approved a plan to close three high schools.
September 18, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools will close Broad Ripple, Northwest, and Arlington high schools
While board members framed the decision as painful, but unavoidable, many in the crowd laughed, murmured and occasionally yelled in skepticism.
September 13, 2017
The award-winning principal of Indianapolis Public Schools’ largest high school was abruptly replaced
Julie Bakehorn was replaced as head of Arsenal Technical High School this week.
August 31, 2017
Northwest students plead with Indianapolis Public Schools to keep their school open
About 150 people sat in the vast auditorium.
August 30, 2017
Northwest High School serves one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Indianapolis. Here’s why it will probably become a middle school.
The newcomer program would also move to the Northwest building.
August 29, 2017
Arlington alumni implore the Indianapolis Public Schools Board: ‘Don’t give up on the students and staff’
But a handful of people also spoke in support of the district plan.
August 28, 2017
This could be the last year for Arlington High School after years of turmoil. Here’s what you should know.
A district proposal would convert the campus to a middle school next fall.
August 24, 2017
To keep Indianapolis high schools from closing, advocates encourage Northwest parents to tell school board: “Don’t sell off our district”
“We need you to start fighting for your young people,” Carrie Harris, an alumna of Crispus Attucks, told parents at Northwest on Wednesday night.
August 21, 2017
‘Fall was a big buildup of school spirit’: A Northwest alumnus remembers pep rallies, school plays, and some tension along the way, too.
Want to share your own memories from Arlington, Broad Ripple, John Marshall, or Northwest? Fill out this form.
August 16, 2017
As traditional schools close, are innovation schools the future for Indianapolis high schoolers?
Three high schools joined the innovation network this fall.
August 16, 2017
This Arlington alumnus remembers a strong and supportive high school community. Now he wants the chance to pay it forward.
In September, the board of Indianapolis Public Schools will vote on a proposal to close four high schools in the district. Chalkbeat is collecting…
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 31, 2017
With high schools facing closure, Indianapolis Public Schools teachers could get $5,000 to stay for the year
Teachers hired more recently would be eligible for $2,500.
July 31, 2017
High fives and storytime welcome students back at two Indianapolis Public Schools
The crowd shouted encouragement to the students – “4.0! 4.0 this year!” one man chanted.
July 26, 2017
Hundreds of teachers will be displaced by Indianapolis high school closing plan
The IPS administration says most teaching positions will be moved, not cut.
July 18, 2017
Hundreds gather at Broad Ripple High School to plead for the school to stay open
Dozens of people spoke during a public comment period that lasted about an hour and a half.
July 17, 2017
Broad Ripple High School will probably close next year. Here’s what you should know.
Broad Ripple is one of three IPS high schools slated to close at the end of the year.
July 14, 2017
Watch: Indianapolis Public Schools’ optimistic pitch for closing high schools
The 2:20 minute video starts with an explanation of why the administration thinks three high schools should be closed.
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.
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.
June 30, 2017
At painful meeting, Indianapolis superintendent makes case for closing high schools: ‘The status quo is not good enough’
The room was crowded with alumni, families and staff from the schools facing closure.
June 27, 2017
Dozens rally to protest closing high schools in Indianapolis Public Schools
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee will announce Wednesday which three of the seven high schools the administration recommends closing.
June 23, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools is about to reveal which high schools are likely to close. Here’s what you should know.
The administration recommendation will also include plans for where magnet programs at closed schools could move and what might happen to the vacant buildings.
June 21, 2017
Indiana school districts receive grants to train math and science teachers
Grant recipients will work with universities, foundations, and other local institutions to help educators improve their teaching strategies and knowledge.
June 5, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools names Teacher of the Year, a librarian dedicated to finding a story for every student
Each day, she spends a few hours reading blogs and roving for titles online.
May 25, 2017
One of the top ranked high schools in the state just joined Indianapolis Public Schools
The move is the latest example of district collaboration with charter schools, which were seen in the past as rivals for students.
May 23, 2017
IPS plan to keep students interested in school? Give them career training
The new model would replace traditional neighborhood high schools with magnet schools that house several career or academic focus areas.
May 15, 2017
As Indianapolis leaders choose which high schools to close, some campuses are in more danger than others.
The district has outlined an expansive list of criteria to determine the fate of its high schools.
May 10, 2017
Indianapolis charter operator wants to take on an epic task: Managing all the struggling Gary elementary schools
Phalen Leadership Academies is part of a team bidding to be the state's manager for a takeover of Gary schools.
April 27, 2017
Closing Indianapolis high schools? Parents and alumni plead ‘slow down’
About 150 people packed into a room at the Glendale Library to discuss a proposal to close three high schools in the district.
April 25, 2017
Pulitzer-Prize winning author tells Indianapolis students a story some know well — of the dangerous journey from Central America to the U.S.
Nazario wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series about a boy who traveled alone from Honduras to the United States to reunite with his mother.
March 31, 2017
As Purdue prepares to open a high school this fall, leaders are already talking about a network
Purdue Polytechnic High School will open this fall in Indianapolis with 150 freshmen.
March 20, 2017
Which high schools are going to close in Indianapolis? Here’s the timeline
IPS expects to have more than twice as many seats as high school students by next fall.
March 17, 2017
Days after DeVos touts Indianapolis’s ‘innovation schools’ initiative, three more schools are added
The board voted on School 15, School 42 and Avondale Meadows Middle School.
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