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March 6, 2018
Indianapolis Public Schools didn’t follow the playbook on its big tax request. Now it’s playing catch-up.
District officials said backpedaling on the referendums showed responsiveness to community concerns.
March 5, 2018
Indianapolis Public Schools suspends $725 million tax hike plan after business leaders’ criticism
The Indianapolis Public Schools board voted 6-0 to withdraw the proposal.
February 28, 2018
Will Indianapolis change its magnet admission rules to keep siblings together?
In the long-term, the change could come with a steep price tag.
February 15, 2018
Indianapolis Public Schools leaders could scale back their appeal for tax increases
The board president said there is a consensus among board members that the original proposal would raise taxes too much.
January 24, 2018
As Indianapolis moves to give principals more freedom, tough choices are on the horizon
The district aims to give principals at all traditional schools more control over instruction, budgets, and staffing by 2020.
November 15, 2017
These two Indianapolis schools could be the latest innovation restarts
The district has restarted four neighborhood schools as innovation schools in an effort to improve academic performance and state grades.
October 27, 2017
In the face of parent pleas, Indianapolis Public Schools board modifies Butler lab expansion plan
The decision to convert School 55 to a magnet is the district’s latest move away from the traditional model of assigning students to schools.
August 23, 2017
With another Butler lab school in the works, the north side is unofficially a magnet magnet
School 55, near 54th Street and College Avenue, would be the second campus to house a Butler lab program.
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.
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.
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.
February 22, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools board votes tomorrow on a resolution to support undocumented students. We annotated it.
The board will vote Thursday on a resolution to show support for undocumented students.
December 13, 2016
IPS names newest board member: A Center for Inquiry parent who speaks Spanish fluently
The current board chose Dorene Rodriguez Hoops by a 4-2 vote to fill the vacancy created by LaNier Echols’ surprise resignation last month.
September 29, 2016
The story behind the mysterious group aiming to shake up the IPS school board race
The group is largely active online but has also co-sponsored school board candidate forums.
September 8, 2016
Fewer affluent kids will have an edge in magnet school admissions under likely IPS diversity plan
The board will discuss the plan at its meeting later this month.
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