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February 15, 2018
This network of Montessori ‘micro-schools’ is bringing a new charter concept to Indiana
But first Wildflower Schools has to solve a number of challenges.
February 12, 2018
What we’ve learned from leading schools in Denver’s Luminary network — and how we’ve used our financial freedom
At Denver Green School, we hired a full-time psychologist. At Cole Arts & Science, we boosted trauma training. Both of us have executive coaches. We think it's working.
February 8, 2018
Ousted from Detroit and Newark, turnaround operator Matchbook could get a fresh start in Indianapolis
The network uses Spark, a software tool that aims to help ordinary teachers achieve the same results as extraordinary ones.
January 30, 2018
This Indianapolis school was given more freedom. Now, it’s helping the district grow.
Innovation schools are helping to boost the district’s enrollment.
October 6, 2017
How Indiana’s A-F rules created a two-tiered system that benefits innovation schools
It raises the question of whether grades that were supposed to be easy for parents to understand are too distorted to be clear.
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…
mix and match
September 14, 2017
The numbers behind Denver’s “portfolio” of schools: More than half are charter and innovation schools
There are 104 traditional district-run schools and 117 charter and innovation schools this school year, according to a Chalkbeat count.
August 2, 2017
After years of stagnation, Colorado’s innovation schools see breakthrough in improvement, data show
The quadrupling of schools that improved could bolster backers of giving schools greater decision-making authority, an experiment playing out across the nation.
May 12, 2017
School districts can create brand-new innovation schools, state high court rules
DPS didn't break the law when it approved innovation plans for 11 new schools, Colorado Supreme Court finds.
April 25, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools leaders want to look beyond state grades to identify struggling schools. These 7 schools will test the new approach.
In the past, the district has largely decided which schools to overhaul by looking at the schools' state grades.
staying the course
April 10, 2017
Why state education officials think Aurora Central’s latest reforms deserve more time
Aurora Central High School, facing state sanctions for low performance, could be allowed to continue work on reforms rolled out in the current school year.
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 21, 2017
After some unusual innovation school ideas fell through, the Mind Trust is focusing on replicating successful charter schools.
Four of the 12 school leaders the Mind Trust supported through its innovation fellowship abandoned their plans before opening schools.
March 15, 2017
No new middle school for the west side after plans for an innovative model crumble
The school was intended to be an innovation school partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools and Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.
March 13, 2017
Sought-after charter Herron High School could be the latest to join the Indianapolis innovation network
Since IPS began creating innovation schools two years ago, the program has swiftly expanded.
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