The new contract includes pay bumps ranging from 3 to 9 percent, with most eligible teachers’ salaries going up by at least $2,586 per year. But it also has provisions that teachers unions have typically opposed.
A month after voters approved a vast funding increase for Indianapolis Public Schools, the administration and the district teachers union have reached a tentative deal for a new contract that would boost teacher pay by an average of 6.3 percent.
Aleesia Johnson was picked to replace the departing Lewis Ferebee. She will be the first African-American woman to lead the district.
The district doesn’t plan to choose a new superintendent to replace Lewis Ferebee until after three new board members are sworn in next month.
Lewis Ferebee will be the next chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, officials announced Monday, leaving a leadership hole at Indianapolis Public Schools, where he has served for five years.
Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee is a finalist for the open Washington, D.C., schools chief job, according to someone with knowledge of the search process.
Two outsiders who have been critical of the Indianapolis Public Schools board ended up defeating incumbents in last week’s election, a change that could prove pivotal for a district that has garnered a national reputation for its partnerships with charter schools.
Rhondalyn Cornett was asked to resign and did so Thursday, according to the Indiana State Teachers Association. In a text message, she declined to comment.
Voters in the state’s largest school district voted to approve two referendums that will raise about $272 million to help pay for operating costs and building improvements.
One of the city’s largest charter operators could soon join Indianapolis Public Schools, in the latest sign that the line between charter and traditional public schools is becoming blurrier.
Less than two weeks before the election for Indianapolis Public Schools board, a little-known law could throw a wrench in the race for one candidate.
The political arm of Indiana’s largest teachers union is spending heavily on some of the candidates vying for seats on the board this November in the Indianapolis Public Schools board election.
Only half of the state’s elementary and middle school students passed both English and math exams in 2018, but the results released Wednesday were worse for students of color.
It has grown from serving 180 children at three schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools district in 2013 to serving 1,200 children at eight schools and five summer camps this year.
The staff members and consultants would help the district implement some of the chambers’ broad recommendations for hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts in the coming years, including possible school closures, reduced transportation, and staff reductions.
With less than two months until Election Day, the effort to pass two referendums to increase funding for Indianapolis Public Schools is gaining momentum.
Purdue Polytechnic High School on Friday announced it was no longer considering the former Broad Ripple High School building as a site for its second Indianapolis location.
IPS is first seeking potential “civic and public uses” for the schools. But it also plans to study other opportunities, such as residential, retail or commercial opportunities.
A new application system that allowed families to apply to many schools through a single website dramatically increased the number of students seeking spots in Indianapolis Public Schools magnet programs.
The district says that, to keep its main priority on the table—raising money for salary increases for teachers and staff—it made tradeoffs that could leave it financially vulnerable down the road.