Byron Ernest worked for K12 Inc., one of the nation’s largest online school providers. Hoosier Academies contracts with K12 to manage its schools.
Compared to 2016, almost a quarter of schools improved by one or more letter grades in 2017, and about the same number saw grades drop. More than half of schools ended up with the same grade.
A state-appointed emergency manager began operating the school district six weeks ago after elected trustees failed to pass balanced budgets and ran up more than $100 million in debt.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick was joined Saturday by the last two women to hold her position in a public forum where they discussed charter schools and vouchers.
Charter Schools USA will maintain control of Howe and Manual High Schools for three more years—a move that means the schools will be spared from imminent closure.
State education officials say no sensitive data was improperly accessed and that steps are being taken to tighten security.
Indianapolis Public Schools leaders have a plan to close high schools, but some decisions are beyond their control.
The researchers analyzed student records for public and private school students in grades 3-8 during the first four years of Indiana’s voucher program from 2011 to 2015.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is among several well-known names slated to appear Monday in Indianapolis at the annual summit for the American Federation of Children.
The State Board of Education punished Hoosier Academy Virtual Charter School, one of the largest online providers in Indiana, by freezing enrollment and reducing the fee for its authorizer, Ball State University.
The bill adds in requirements that the governor appoint someone who has lived in the state for two years and meets educational qualifications.
Indiana senators on Tuesday approved making the position of state superintendent of public instruction a job appointed by the governor and no longer elected by voters.
State-appointed emergency managers would take control of financially troubled school districts in Gary and Muncie under a bill that creates a blueprint that could be used to take over distressed districts in the future.
The Indiana Senate is set to consider a bill that makes the state superintendent of public instruction an official appointed by the governor instead of elected by voters—despite voting against a similar bill earlier this session.
Over six years, the state has spent more than a half billion dollars on vouchers. During that time, Indiana’s program has expanded, giving more students access to vouchers than in any other state—despite mixed evidence from researchers that vouchers help students achieve.
Betsy DeVos shouted out School 15 in a speech Monday, calling it “an example of new thinking.”
Indiana, already a state with one of the most robust taxpayer-funded voucher programs in the country, has made small steps toward broadening the program.
The Indiana Senate unexpectedly shot down a bill on Monday that would have made the role of state superintendent of public instruction an appointed rather than elected position.
Indiana is one of 13 states where voters elect the schools chief. The other 37 allow either the governor or the board of education to select someone to fill the position.
State lawmakers are proposing legislation they say will help strengthen Indiana's system for running background checks for teachers.