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.
Indianapolis Public Schools leaders revealed radical plans Tuesday to overhaul schools across the district, including converting John Marshall High School into a dedicated middle school.
Indianapolis Public Schools officials are holding meetings this week to discuss possible major changes for John Marshall, Broad Ripple, George Washington and Northwest high schools.
With research increasingly pointing to health and academic benefits for teens who sleep later in the day, some Indianapolis Public Schools board members are calling on the district to explore the possibility of starting high school later in the morning.
District leadership says all options are on the table for John Marshall High School.
The district is reporting that its sub crisis is virtually gone, wiped away just months after bringing on a private company to recruit and place substitute teachers.
IPS is moving toward a “weighted” budgeting system that will use a formula to set individual school budgets based on enrollment and need—a break from the current system.
Indiana Life Sciences Academy West will be the last of four Imagine Schools to close in Indiana.
Just a week after the Indianapolis Public Schools board heard a proposal to create a school for students who are new to the country, the plan won approval Thursday night. The board also OK’d plans to convert two district schools to “innovation” status.
The school would offer instruction designed to help students master English and would serve as a hub for immigrant families, connecting them with community organizations offering everything from health care to adult education programs.
Five years after taking over management of three failing Indianapolis schools, Charter Schools USA has rolled out an unusual proposal for revamping Howe High School. But the plan could face resistance.
In dramatic shift away from a traditional centralized district, more than 10 percent of IPS students soon will attend schools outside of district control.
A handful of parents and educators spoke out against a proposed raise for Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee at school board hearing Tuesday night, calling on the district to spend the money on other needs.
Five years ago, Lawrence Township became one of the first districts in the nation to convert all of its elementary schools into magnet schools. Today, few parents are exercising choice—at most schools, 90 percent of students come from the surrounding neighborhood.
Demand is up at Excel Centers, a network of dropout-recovery charter schools run by Goodwill Industries. Statewide, 846 students graduated from the centers in 2015, 33 percent more than last year.
A funding plan under consideration by Indianapolis Public Schools lan could have far-reaching consequences for students and teachers across the city, with some schools coming out ahead—and others facing difficult choices.