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Indianapolis Public Schools
December 21, 2018
A look back on the biggest stories of 2018 in Indianapolis Public Schools
It was a tumultuous year for Indianapolis Public Schools — and one that ended with a dramatic change in leadership.
December 11, 2018
What you need to know about Aleesia Johnson, IPS’ interim superintendent
Johnson, 40, is the first African-American woman to serve as the district’s superintendent, and she appears a likely contender to be a permanent successor to Ferebee.
November 6, 2018
Election 2018: In a sweeping victory for IPS, voters approve tax hikes to raise $272 million for schools
Voters overwhelmingly opted Tuesday to raise property taxes — a move that will boost funding for Indianapolis Public Schools by up to $272 million. The decision…
Updated November 8, 2018
Election results 2018: Track the IPS board races and referendums
Track live election results of the Indianapolis Public Schools board races and the referendums.
How I Teach
July 30, 2018
Why one teacher relies on the power of music to engage immigrant students
This Indianapolis Public Schools teacher is using music to help students who are new to the United States acclimate to a new environment.
It takes a village
July 18, 2018
Here’s why Indianapolis teachers are walking away from the opportunity to own an affordable home
When Jack Hesser learned about a local nonprofit’s efforts to retain and recruit teachers to Indianapolis through an affordable housing project, he saw an opportunity…
summer learning loss
July 3, 2018
This Indiana summer program is fighting summer learning loss. Here’s how
A central Indiana summer program is trying to reverse summer learning loss, which research has shown can be equivalent to two to three months of lost reading ability.
June 8, 2018
Purdue is trying to upend the traditional high school model. Here’s what it looks like
The charter school opened this year and it is already planning to expand across the state.
June 7, 2018
‘You hate to see it end so soon’: Arlington High School has its final last day of school
The hallways, lined with vacant green lockers, are quiet. The classrooms, once filled by eager high school students, are empty. The auditorium of…
May 8, 2018
Short of its goal, 87 retiring teachers will get $20,000 payments from Indianapolis Public Schools
The district is in the midst of cutting about $22.4 million from the budget for next year.
April 17, 2018
Indianapolis Public Schools’ Lewis Ferebee is a finalist to lead Los Angeles schools
The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that Ferebee is among the finalists to lead the nation's second-largest school district.
April 6, 2018
147 Indianapolis educators still don’t know where they will work next year
The administration displaced 418 certified staff for 2018-19 as part of the closings of high schools.
March 30, 2018
Indianapolis innovation schools must follow a new policy after one lost its nonprofit status
Innovation school leaders have administrative responsibilities that would not typically fall to district principals.
March 28, 2018
Riding the bus. Making friends. Most of all, this Indianapolis program teaches independence.
About 15 students are in Project SITE, which is designed to prepare students with intellectual disabilities for life after school.
March 27, 2018
How Indianapolis is wooing experienced teachers
The campaign is a partnership between the city’s largest district, the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation, and The Mind Trust.
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