In the wake of contentious school board meetings throughout Indiana over critical race theory, leading Republican lawmakers said they will propose allowing parents to have more of a say in what their children are taught in schools.
Only a small group of eligible students took advantage of the “Bridging the Gap” program, which was designed to assist students whose high school careers were derailed by the pandemic and help them chart a path toward higher education.
As decisions on COVID restrictions fall to local Indiana school boards this week, many have elected to stop requiring masks, while others are waiting for more public health guidance.
An academy infused with Latino culture and a school focused on closing learning gaps plan to open in Indianapolis in 2022, joining the city’s expansive roster of charter schools.
IPS officials this week are gathering feedback from parents at virtual and in-person town halls and through an online form before deciding how to spend almost $136 million from the latest round of federal aid for schools.
Marion County officials hope to ramp up vaccinations among 12- to 18-year-olds before the start of the school year to enable relaxed masking and social distancing restrictions.
Simon Youth Academy, an alternative high school in Indianapolis Public Schools, was created to help juniors and seniors in danger of dropping out. This year, 62 students earned diplomas from the school based in Circle Centre mall—the most in its six-year history.
Statewide completion rates for college financial aid applications fell 6% compared with last year, even after the deadline was extended from April 15 to May 15.