Indianapolis Public Schools staffers are expected to ask the board this week to reject two proposals to buy the district’s downtown headquarters, after the offers came in well below expectations.
Fewer than half of Indianapolis Public Schools teachers are members of the Indianapolis Education Association, and some wonder if there is any point in paying dues to join a weakened union that seems to offer them very little.
In the first major look at the results for innovation schools in IPS—a new kind of district-charter partnership—there are some positive signs but still some unanswered questions.
House Bill 1172, authored by Rep. Bob Behning, R-Indianapolis, outlines new rules to better assess and guide the educators, parents and students engaged in virtual school.
Indiana’s governor would begin appointing the state schools superintendent in 2021 instead of 2025, under a proposal endorsed Wednesday by the House Education Committee. Voters traditionally have elected the superintendent.
New proposals stem from recommendations made by education officials, including potential solutions to low test scores and graduation rates, a lack of student and parent participation, and the need to improve their oversight.
On Tuesday night, Holcomb said in his State of the State speech that the state will use $150 million from its surplus to pay off a teacher pension liability that schools have been gradually paying down.
The Mind Trust CEO Brandon Brown sat down with host Mason King to explain the group’s mission, its cooperation with Indianapolis Public Schools and how the new funding will help it ramp up its work.
The Indy Eleven has expressed interest in the former Broad Ripple High School site as a potential location for its proposed stadium development, but the team tapped the brakes on that possibility Friday, noting it is continuing to evaluate multiple options.
The board hopes to announce a formal process for selecting a superintendent next week. Ideally, it would like to conclude the search around March without using an outside firm.
The education-reform group, deep in its execution phase, is seeking to prove its vision is working for kids.
A Republican bill calling on districts to raise teacher pay by making other budget cuts passed an Indiana House of Representatives education committee vote Wednesday, despite sharp criticism from school officials and education advocates.
The goal for school districts would be to use 85 percent or more of their state funding for instruction-related costs, such as teacher salaries.
Indiana graduation rates have held relatively steady since 2011, fluctuating by small amounts each year.
Indianapolis-based Synovia Solutions’ Here Comes the Bus app has attracted 1.2 million registered users and 300,000 daily users in 3-1/2 years.
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.
State fiscal leaders heard some good and bad news about the state budget Monday morning in a highly anticipated revenue forecast that predicted tax receipts for the next two years.
Aleesia Johnson was picked to replace the departing Lewis Ferebee. She will be the first African-American woman to lead the district.
Lawmakers have expressed support for increasing teacher pay in the next two-year budget, but the size of Jennifer McCormick’s request could be much more than what’s available.
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.