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Tindley Accelerated Schools
June 14, 2018
Known for ‘no excuses’ discipline, Tindley charter network loosens policies to reduce suspensions
After 14 years and some of the highest out-of-school suspension numbers in the state, the Tindley charter network is relaxing its controversial, unapologetically tough approach to discipline.
May 11, 2017
Little used law allows charter network to take over vacant Indianapolis elementary school for $1
This fall, Tindley Summit Academy will move to the vacant IPS School 98 campus.
April 12, 2017
Former Indianapolis principal hired to overhaul Memphis charter school office
Daphnè Robinson most recently led a charter school in Indianapolis and is the wife of the Memphis Education Fund's new CEO.
September 1, 2016
Indianapolis charter star lands in Memphis as Teacher Town CEO
Marcus Robinson is the first full-time CEO of the city’s teacher development and recruitment initiative now in its third year.
August 29, 2016
How charters became the most segregated schools in Indianapolis
While one in four charter schools are over 90 percent black, IPS has just two schools where segregation is that extreme.
February 15, 2016
Tindley's woes, and CEO's departure, raise tough questions for charter schools
Marcus Robinson departs as the high profile charter school network looks to work its way out of fiancial trouble.
September 1, 2015
Top-rated Indianapolis charter schools more likely to be locally run
When it comes to charter schools in Indianapolis, test scores suggest the locally managed schools outdo those that are part of national networks.
June 9, 2015
School's out! Indianapolis celebrates the end of the school year
In the past couple weeks, schools across the city have been winding down for the summer. Today was the last day of school for Indianapolis…
January 15, 2015
Community responds: Plan to merge Arlington, John Marshall raises concerns
The Indianapolis Public School Board pitched an idea in September to merge Arlington and John Marshall high schools, but at a public feedback meeting Wednesday, several speakers said they were against the idea.
December 3, 2014
IPS regains control of Arlington High School
For the first time since Indiana began taking over failing schools, a school district got one of the schools back. The Indiana State Board of Education unanimously voted today to put Indianapolis Public Schools back in charge of Arlington High School, which was one of the the first five schools to face state takeover in 2012.
December 2, 2014
New school takeover rules on the table for state board
The Indiana State Board of Education will hear recommendations about changes to the state's takeover process for perpetually low-performing schools at its monthly meeting tomorrow. The board's turnaround committee has been working since August to examine the process.
October 9, 2014
Merging with John Marshall is IPS' top choice for Arlington's future
If it was up to Indianapolis Public Schools, the district would opt to merge John Marshall and Arlington high schools for the 2015-16 school year.
August 11, 2014
Private schools top Marion County on ISTEP, charters best IPS
Half of the 230 schools in Marion County — public, private and charter — ranked in the bottom quarter of all schools in Indiana that took the state ISTEP test last spring. Just 20 percent of of the county’s schools were even in the top half of the state for ISTEP scores, with 13 percent in the top quarter. Charter schools in Marion County outperform Indianapolis Public Schools, but not by a large margin, when it comes to where they rank statewide.
August 6, 2014
Takeover schools criticized as too tough on discipline
A half dozen community leaders and other speakers told the Indiana State Board of Education it must address discipline at four Indianapolis schools in state takeover that rank among the city’s top seven schools for expulsions.
July 19, 2014
Arlington High School will stay open, but takeover questions remain
For the now, it seems Arlington High School will be able open its doors this year. But the ongoing troubles raise a critical question: can state takeover of low performing schools successfully be undertaken in Indiana? Or should the practice be abandoned?
April 8, 2014
Ritz, union weigh in on teacher evaluation data
After nearly all Indiana educators who received evaluation ratings were deemed effective Monday, there was a spectrum of reaction. Some called the notion that only 0.4 percent of the state's 50,000 teachers are ineffective impossible. Others say it only confirms what many teachers believe, but some pushing for educational change have doubted: that most teachers are doing a great job. Here are some of the reactions from key players in the state's education debate.
January 31, 2014
Lawmakers will consider exit strategy for state takeover
A bill in the Indiana legislature could allow schools being run by outside groups under state takeover to return to the school districts they came from. But a provision that already has raised concerns would also allow the Indiana State Board of Education to turn those schools into charter schools, forever severing them from the districts.
January 24, 2014
Flexibility for charters could change enrollment rules
Since the 2002 advent of charter schools in Indiana, deciding who can enroll when there weren’t enough seats has been done by a random lottery.
November 21, 2013
The basics of state takeover in Indiana: Getting tough with failing schools
Big questions remain about the school improvement strategy.
October 24, 2013
The basics of charter schools in Indiana: A mayor’s big role
Charter schools are expanding quickly in Indiana.
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