IPS is not alone in the struggle to hire and retain staff of color. School districts in Indianapolis, throughout the state, and nationwide also have labored over trying to recruit teachers and other staff of color.
While significant, the cut to transportation is less than half what the district was sketching out in January, as it sought to lower operating costs amid steadily shrinking enrollment and a severe budget crunch.
To better prepare graduates for college and well-paying jobs, IPS plans to revamp its high school career and college curriculum and drop programs that don’t lead directly to jobs.
The state is setting aside a small amount of money for more than two dozen charter schools that weren’t eligible for the larger pot of federal funds.
If the Indianapolis Public Schools board approves the most drastic cuts, about 5,600 high school students and 4,000 elementary school students could lose district-provided transportation.
More families are rethinking at-home learning because it isn’t going well for their children or they’re worried about negative long-term learning effects.
Indianapolis Public Schools swore in two new board members and two incumbents Monday night. All four have the backing of pro-school choice political action committees.
County schools can reopen for in-person instruction 11 days sooner than the previously set date of Jan. 15, the Marion County Public Health Department announced Thursday.
Without data to paint a picture of academic success or failure, Indianapolis Public Schools will likely delay for a year renewing the contracts of four privately run schools under its supervision.
Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Aleesia Johnson on Wednesday pushed new initiatives to promote equity and called out Indiana decision-makers for asking district officials to accept scarcity and to “do more with less.”
The additional funding—$24,000 from the city and $64,000 from the Mind Trust—will keep three of the 14 community learning sites open through the fall semester.
The webpage offers only a partial picture because it lacks data from 1,067 schools, nearly 40% of those in the state. The state does not require schools to submit data for the dashboard.
Even though many Indiana districts have reopened campuses, some school superintendents want the freedom to offer fewer, but longer, instruction days