Nine Indiana school districts are asking voters to increase funding for education this May. Five of the districts seeking additional operating funds, including two in Marion County, are returning to voters after winning previous tax measures this decade.
Indianapolis Public Schools offered a comprehensive analysis Tuesday, showing strong demand for housing, retail and office development on the 16-acre site of the closed Broad Ripple High School. But that can't happen without changes to state law.
The Indianapolis Teachers Society, an upstart group led by teachers who had lost faith in the Indianapolis Education Association, launched a push to replace the union earlier this year after IEA's president stepped down amid allegations of financial mismanagement.
This willingness to listen, including to critics, and a deep investment in helping colleagues grow are among the strengths that supporters say could help Aleesia Johnson secure the top job permanently.