Public schools—including traditional, district-run schools and charters—are employing ever-more sophisticated advertising and marketing campaigns in an effort to meet enrollment targets by the time the official state count day rolls around.
The problems at Tindley Accelerated Schools didn’t go away when Chancellor Marcus Robinson resigned. If anything, the change served only to highlight the challenges still facing the once-lauded charter school system.
Samuel Odle, a former hospital executive who was elected to the IPS board in 2012, served on ITT’s board of directors since 2006. The for-profit higher education company closed in September in the wake of federal sanctions.
The race has garnered little attention during the year's campaign season, but the winner will have a role in major education matters: the replacement of the much-maligned ISTEP exam, the push to expand state-funded preschool programs and possible changes to the school ratings system.