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September 27, 2017
Test scores jumped in innovation schools, but IPS leaders aren’t declaring victory just yet.
Of the eight innovation schools that took the ISTEP test last spring, seven had higher passing rates on both the math and English tests than in the previous year.
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.
May 10, 2017
Indianapolis charter operator wants to take on an epic task: Managing all the struggling Gary elementary schools
Phalen Leadership Academies is part of a team bidding to be the state's manager for a takeover of Gary schools.
October 26, 2016
With a million dollars, this Indianapolis school plans do a little bit of everything
The school will increase the amount of time students spend in school and teacher training.
April 28, 2016
Indianapolis Public Schools approves newcomer school, two innovation schools
All three schools will launch this fall.
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 13, 2015
Hannon's goal: Help parents make choices and give schools useful data
A unified enrollment system is not a unique idea, but Caitlin Hannon hopes this system will go beyond its primary goal of simply helping match up families with schools.
May 28, 2015
IPS approach to improving schools could go statewide
Gov. Mike Pence today signed House Bill 1009, allowing any school district in the state to pilot creative ideas the way IPS did.
January 30, 2015
IPS challenge: Expanding successful Project Restore
Training administrators and teachers to take ownership of Project Restore is the next step in making sure the program continues to be a success. There’s no plan to expand until the three programs are up and running — and sustainable — on their own.
December 18, 2014
IPS sticking with priority school list despite grade changes
After struggling for three years to earn a passing grade from the state of Indiana — and under threat of possible state takoever — Indianapolis…
August 12, 2014
Most troubled IPS schools see some ISTEP gains
There were some encouraging signs for Indianapolis Public Schools’ most troubled schools in the latest state ISTEP scores, but school officials said the original group of 11 “priority” schools singled out for extra attention still have a long way to go.
June 10, 2014
Union dispute over School 93 plan brings parent, teacher complaints
Parents, teachers and activists who have pushed for an overhaul of School 93 are calling on Indianapolis Public Schools and its teachers union to resolve a disagreement they say is threatening their plan to improve the school.
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.
February 26, 2014
IPS board declines to renew contracts for several top administrators
The Indianapolis Public School Board tonight declined to renew the contracts of key department heads in the central office and four principals among 23 total administrators. The recommendation from Superintendent Lewis Ferebee, a late addition to the board’s agenda, will remove some well-known IPS officials from top supervisory posts.
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