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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.
March 13, 2017
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says Indianapolis’s ‘innovation schools’ should be a national model
In Betsy DeVos's dream world, more schools would operate the way one in Indianapolis hopes to.
February 22, 2017
A neighborhood-led school will make its pitch to the Indianapolis Public Schools board
If the board approves the plan, the school would join a growing group of “innovation schools” that are still part of IPS but have the freedom of charter schools.
January 24, 2017
IPS outlines a plan: a restart for School 42 and a reprieve for two other schools
The board plans to discuss the three schools at its meeting 6 p.m. Thursday.
January 12, 2017
How one Indianapolis neighborhood says it can save a struggling school by taking control
It could be the first neighborhood-led effort to create an IPS innovation school, offering a model for other community groups across the city.
December 12, 2016
Three IPS schools put on notice: schools could be ‘restarted,’ teachers made to reapply
School 42, School 63 and John Marshall Middle School were all named by the district as candidates for conversion to “innovation” status.
November 28, 2016
Leaders at IPS arts magnet say becoming an “innovation” school will add even more art to the day
That’s why Edison School of the Arts is angling to become one of the first Indianapolis Public Schools allowed to adopt a new governance model.
money money money
November 14, 2016
Mind Trust has big plans for Indianapolis schools and now it needs big money
The Mind Trust is looking to raise $32 million over the next three years.
October 25, 2016
Meet Lamont Browne, the man overseeing Aurora Public Schools’ boldest reforms yet
Aurora Public Schools hired Lamont Browne, a former charter school director, to lead the district's efforts with charter schools and the district's innovation zone.
who's the boss?
August 24, 2016
Pueblo City Schools’ interim leader failed to boost test scores at struggling middle school
Among Macaluso's new duties: convince the state that the southern Colorado school district should keep its accreditation after years of chronic low performance.
August 1, 2016
Cold Spring takes the plunge to manage school differently, but it’s still got lizards
Four traditional IPS schools will convert to "innovation" status this year.
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