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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.
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 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.
February 2, 2016
This Near Eastside neighborhood wants to define 'innovation' in its IPS schools
If the plan goes forward, it would be the first neighborhood-managed innovation school in IPS, which is working with outside partners to turnaround several other schools.
December 10, 2015
Rich school, poor school: IPS push to even out funding could bring big changes
A new budgeting system designed to increase equity and autonomy could put pressure on schools with experienced teachers.
August 24, 2015
IPS neighborhood schools dominate lowest test-scorers
Of the 15 F-rated IPS in 2013-14, all but two also rated an F the year before. All of the 10 lowest scoring schools are neighborhood schools. None are magnet schools.
May 28, 2014
With science mentoring competition win, Indy hopes to inspire
Indianapolis' proposal beat out plans from 45 other cities to earn the city a share of $1 million in privately raised dollars through the US2020 City Competition. It was one of just seven cities picked to earn financial, consulting and staff support to launch its plan.
April 3, 2014
Academic performance of all IPS schools: Find it here
For parents, students, teachers and others who want to be able to look up just how their schools are performing, and how they've been judged by the state, in one place here is the complete list of all IPS schools.
March 4, 2014
IPS, state watching low scoring schools
Last week Chalkbeat wrote about 11 schools, called “priority schools” by IPS, have been identified by Superintendent Lewis Ferebee as the most troubled because they have been rated an F two consecutive years or because their test scores have trended downward. Each will receive intensive intervention and monitoring from the district. But those are not the only schools the district wants to take a closer look at. Ferebee’s team has two other categories of schools it is tracking: focus schools and state priority schools.
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