Exercising special power granted during the pandemic, Indiana education officials rewrote school funding rules Wednesday to prevent cuts for virtual learning due to the coronavirus.
The political arm of the Indiana State Teachers Association will not make an endorsement in the governor’s race. Instead, it will focus on supporting dozens of legislative races, particularly those in which teachers are running.
Indiana create a public dashboard tracking the spread of the coronavirus in schools, the state’s top health official announced Wednesday.
State auditors said Daleville Community Schools failed to hold Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy to their charter contracts, review the schools’ finances, or press for improvements.
After several years of building up its pre-K program, Indiana is now poised to evaluate the success of On My Way Pre-K. But the coronavirus could make it difficult.
The forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, aimed at maintaining payroll, weren’t available to public school districts.
More than a quarter of the 1,217 arrests in Indiana schools in 2018-19 were of Black students, even though they made up only 14% of the state’s student population.
During the coronavirus outbreak, U.S. schools are using online instruction more than ever before. But a lot of students simply don’t have the reliable, high-speed internet access they need to participate.
Many Indiana families will begin receiving government benefits this week to make up for the meals their children are missing while school buildings are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The state had encouraged daycares to stay open through the spring shutdown. Still, about one-third of providers across Indiana temporarily closed.
While providers such as Spectrum, AT&T, and Comcast have touted free internet offers to bridge technological divides, some families across the country still can’t afford service, which can come with strings attached.
Amid the outcry over a new state investigation detailing an alleged $85 million self-dealing scheme at two Indiana virtual charter schools, state leaders are asking why it took years to catch large-scale enrollment inflation and widespread financial conflicts of interest.
The two virtual charter schools—Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy—shut down last summer after allegations of enrollment fraud first emerged.
The downfall of Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy placed Daleville Community Schools under a microscope.
Five years into Indianapolis Public Schools’ unconventional partnerships with charter operators, the district appears likely to renew its first contracts amid some positive initial results.
The Indiana Charter School Board denied charters Friday for three Indianapolis turnaround schools—a stunning move that could spell the end to the Florida-based Charter Schools USA’s operations in Indianapolis.
So many teachers asked to take Nov. 19 off to rally at the Indiana Statehouse for higher pay that nearly 30 districts across the state have canceled school or scheduled e-learning days.
Voters across Indiana, weighing school referendum requests from 10 districts in Tuesday’s elections, approved seven measures and turned down six others.
Lawmakers decided to open up pre-K to all eligible families in Indiana, rather than restricting pre-K vouchers to 20 counties.
With the board’s dissolution, it’s unclear who remains responsible for Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy.