House Republicans will release their budget proposal within the next couple of weeks, with the Senate then taking its turn before the deadline on a final agreement by late April.
Indianapolis Public Schools is giving raises to about 1,700 employees, less than three months after voters approved an increase in property taxes to boost school funding.
The IPS board on Thursday unanimously voted against two bids for the district’s downtown headquarters because they didn’t come close to the $7 million the district had hoped to receive for the property.
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.
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.
Indiana graduation rates have held relatively steady since 2011, fluctuating by small amounts each year.
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.
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.
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.
Residents of the struggling neighborhood showed up in force on Tuesday morning to celebrate milestones they said represented much-needed change and progress.
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.