Indy Met’s structured approach helped more students pass algebra, English exams. Now many say the school should work on solidifying its gains.
Indianapolis Metropolitan High School overhauled its academic program halfway through the school year, and students responded with significantly better performance on state tests. The lesson learned: Flexibility can produce academically superior outcomes.
Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy unveiled a proposal Friday to set aside $150 million in proceeds from the sale of the city’s water and sewer utilities to fund early education, crime prevention and job training.
The city is considering ways to channel money captured for economic development in some of its 22 tax-increment-financing districts to units such as libraries and city-county government.
State regulators on Wednesday approved a proposal to transfer control of Indianapolis’ water and sewer utilities to a local not-for-profit trust. The $1.9 billion sale will put management of the utilities into the hands of Citizens Energy Group.
The third annual Innovation Showcase is getting a boost from a partnership between the Venture Club of Indiana and tech social group Verge.
A drop in local income-tax revenue could put Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard between a familiar political rock and hard place as he faces re-election. Next year’s budgets must be approved in October, when Ballard’s race with Democratic challenger Melina Kennedy will be in the home stretch.
Fishers-based Forum Credit Union was on the upswing from a sizable loss in 2008 when a slew of challenges hit late last year. Now Forum is rebuilding its earnings—and looking for a new leader to steer the company.
Indianapolis is in the early stages of expanding the practice of land banks, which allow government agencies and not-for-profits to take over tax-foreclosed properties and put them back into productive use,. Land banks have shown positive results in states such as Michigan and Ohio.
The city plans to tap a taxing district downtown to help pay for the Bush Stadium renovation, rekindling concern among some elected officials and taxing experts that the Mayor’s Office is using the massive district to fund whatever special city needs crop up.
Officials on Thursday shared details of a long-term plan to redevelop an industrial stretch northwest of downtown with the goal of attracting hundreds of residents and dozens of high-tech companies to the area.
The city of Indianapolis plans to announce a major initiative to turn a stretch of 16th Street northwest of downtown into a hub for biotechnology and other high-tech companies.
Three years after Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard launched a city office designed to help ex-offenders avoid a repeat prison visit, some of those original supporters say the city’s Office of Re-Entry Initiatives not only has fallen short of that goal but has accomplished little else.