More unneeded buildings are slated to be sold off by Indianapolis Public Schools, but creative people have turned other former schools into reuse gems.
Resurgent Marion County districts are showing up affluent districts in improving student performance.
Two years after Indianapolis Public Schools closed School 37, a multimillion-dollar redevelopment project is set to breath
new life into a building that served the Martindale-Brightwood community for 81 years.
Hamilton Southeastern will see its per-pupil spending of $5,000 drop about $100 in 2010 despite a projected 900-student increase,
the lawsuit says. Indianapolis Public Schools, which has lost more than 1,000 students a year for the last five years, will
receive $7,500 per student in 2010.
Two local organizations are trying to outfit thousands of kids before Indianapolis-area schools begin classes in August.
This year will be our 18th year as IPS parents. My husband and I are college graduates, upper-middle
class. He is employed full time and I’m self-employed part-time. We chose to stay in IPS
and try to make a difference for the many classmates that have no one rooting for them at home.
A state budget was passed June 30, but it’s balanced on the backs of poor children. Legislators
deserve praise for at least slightly increasing overall education funding, but because of a flawed funding
formula, urban districts such as Indianapolis Public Schools actually will lose money in the next two
The challenges facing Indianapolis Public Schools are daunting. The socioeconomic level of its students and their families,
fiscal constraints, and a necessary heightened focus on security issues are just a few, but all contribute to high dropout
rates, low academic achievement, achievement gaps between middle-class and low-income children and declining enrollment.
Business leaders and educators agree on what’s needed to improve Indiana’s economic health and enhance its place in the global
economy: a larger pool of skilled workers. Toward that end, a group of notfor-profits is expanding a program to get more low-income
Indianapolis students to further their education after high school.
Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Eugene White, in his third year as head of the state’s
largest school district, is determined to reverse the long decline of the state’s largest school district. The status quo
is not an option.