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September 7, 2017
Innovation schools saw some of the largest gains on ISTEP in Indianapolis Public Schools. Here are the schools that had big changes.
Some schools with big drops in passing rates are surprising.
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.
August 21, 2015
A question of fairness: Weighted budgeting would affect IPS teachers, students
Indianapolis Public Schools is contemplating a major overhaul in the way it distributes money to schools, which could have a big impact on where teachers are assigned, how much support schools receive and how evenly operational dollars are split up.
January 26, 2015
Lilly Endowment gives The Mind Trust $3.4 million to expand Teach for America, The New Teacher Project
Teacher training programs Teach for America and The New Teacher Project could grow their ranks in Indianapolis by more than 300 educators thanks to a $3.4…
December 8, 2014
IPS tackles new standards with tailored teaching
New academic standards require teachers to be more attentive than ever to exactly what their students do and don’t know. Focus on individual student needs have been ratcheted up, but teachers are still dealing with the same limited time and resources. Doing more group work and more detailed lesson planning might just be the best way to manage those demands.
June 23, 2014
TeachPlus names 30 new fellows to study teaching policy
The Indianapolis chapter of TeachPlus, a national organization that aims to get teachers involved in education policy making, has named 30 new “teaching policy fellows.”…
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.
February 27, 2014
These are the 11 IPS schools Ferebee is most worried about
IPS has many needs and lots of schools that Ferebee hopes to turn around. In fact, 38 of the district’s 65 schools are on getting at least some level of extra scrutiny from Ferebee and his administrative team as part of their school improvement effort. Even so, 11 IPS have been named “priority” schools because Ferebee considers them the most troubled. This is where the district is focusing its heaviest attention.
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