An IPS committee recommended closing three of the seven high schools that will be in operation this fall. Some schools are clearly in more danger of closing than others.
Tindley Summit Academy will move this fall to the IPS School 98 campus, which was available for next to nothing under a rarely used state law.
Phalen Leadership Academies is part of a team bidding to be the state’s manager for the takeover of Gary schools.
A bill that quietly crossed a crucial legislative hurdle last week would allow private schools to begin receiving state funding from their first day of operation.
Purdue University won’t open the doors to its first high school for another five months, but its leaders are already planning for more.
Joining the IPS innovation network would give Herron access to additional funding, but it would retain most of its independence. Herron’s head of school said the move "will not impact students in any way."
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee said he believes the district will “absolutely” need to have a referendum for more funding to pay teachers at the current rate and potentially increase pay in the future.
Suburban schools, English-learners and virtual schools would fare well under the Indiana House’s 2017 budget plan, while Indianapolis Public Schools and other urban districts would see drops in state support.
Mary Ann Sullivan will lead the Indianapolis Public Schools board for the second year in a row, bringing a dose of consistency to a board that begins the term with three new members.
The three schools were all named Monday by the district as candidates for conversion to “innovation” status following years of low test scores.
The same day the public learned that test scores fell at the vast majority of Indianapolis Public Schools, Superintendent Lewis Ferebee got a $26,999 bonus.
Scores fell across the state, but the situation was worse in IPS, where the passing rate went down by 4 percentage points to 25.3 percent in 2016.
Former Indiana State Superintendent Tony Bennett and Republican Congressman Luke Messer of Shelbyville could have an edge with Mike Pence leading the transition team.
The group is seeking to raise $32 million to fund the first half of its plan, which aims to double the number of students within Indianapolis Public Schools boundaries who attend highly rated schools.
Sam Odle’s loss was a significant upset for the current administration. A former top executive at Indiana University Health, Odle won his seat with a wave of reformers in 2012.
LaNier Echols’ decision to quit could shake up an already contentious race for control of the IPS board. With 10 candidates vying for four seats on the seven-member board on Tuesday, the balance of power is at stake in the election even without Echols’ seat.
A big influx of money is shaking up a school board race in Indianapolis, with tens of thousands of dollars coming from out-of-state school reform advocates.
Beginning next year, low-income students and children of color will have a better chance of admission to the most sought-after magnet programs in Indianapolis Public Schools.
The changes are part of a district-wide plan to separate middle school students from combined middle-high schools.