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March 19, 2019
Years later, a student returned to thank this Indianapolis school social worker on graduation day
"I know we make a difference, and I know we do help change lives, but you don’t always know the impact you have," said Indianapolis school social worker Sarah Gould.
March 18, 2019
Rise & Shine: Inside one Indiana school district’s strategy to keep a gun in every school
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. CHARTER TRENDS: Who applies and who’s…
March 15, 2019
What Teachers Make: A Teacher Story Slam
From unexpected second jobs to unusual classroom purchases, from incredible lifestyle hacks to heartbreaking sacrifice, it’s time to hear directly from educators about the state…
Race and equity
March 12, 2019
To close racial gaps, Indiana sets a lower bar for black students. Advocates say that’s wrong.
Some education advocates are criticizing Indiana for setting lower goals for black and Hispanic students for improving test scores and graduation rates.
March 11, 2019
Rise & Shine: Northwest Indiana sheriff’s department checks in on truant online school students
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. TEACHER VOICES: More than 1,000 teachers…
March 4, 2019
Rise & Shine: Indiana students rally for universal background checks for gun buyers
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. TAKEOVER TRANSITION: A special task force…
March 1, 2019
IPS pushes back on recommendation to convert Howe and Manual to charter schools
A special task force recommends that two state takeover schools become charter schools run by Charter Schools USA, but IPS is raising financial concerns.
February 28, 2019
WFYI documentary peers inside Indiana’s radical attempt to take over failing schools
A new radio documentary that aired this week dove into Indiana’s radical experiment to take over and turn around failing schools.
February 26, 2019
‘It takes your breath away.’ Advocates shocked by special education problems at embattled virtual schools
State officials outlined a high student-to-teacher ratio, problems with transition IEPs, and an attempt to use special education funds to pay for a trip to Hawaii.
February 25, 2019
News alert: 2 Indiana virtual schools could lose charters over claims that students didn’t take classes
February 25, 2019
Rise & Shine: Evansville schools will ask parents if they want students to learn sex ed
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. SURVEY SAYS: We asked Indiana teachers…
February 19, 2019
The state of teacher pay in Indiana: Hear true stories told by local educators
Join us for a Teacher Story Slam about teacher pay on March 15, hosted by the Eiteljorg Museum, Chalkbeat Indiana, and Teachers Lounge Indy.
February 14, 2019
As pay debate plods on, Indiana teachers unions want more. Will they walk out?
Lukewarm proposals, plus an overall concern that Indiana lawmakers don’t value teaching, could create conditions that lead to a teacher walkout.
February 11, 2019
Indiana lawmakers nix plan to let charter schools share local funding increases
But one lawmaker indicated that he’s interested in reviving the discussion.
February 11, 2019
Rise & Shine: Indiana schools chief Jennifer McCormick encourages educators to speak up
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. PRE-K: Indiana expects to leave about…
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