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March 14, 2019
Indianapolis Public Schools’ Aleesia Johnson joins national education leadership group
Chiefs for Change is a leadership organization that is considered a springboard for rising school administrators.
March 8, 2019
More staff head to School 43, after frustration over instability surges
School 43 has filled open positions and added more staff.
March 7, 2019
Aleesia Johnson took the helm of IPS amid rising opposition. How will she respond?
Those who knew Johnson in previous roles say that while she has not led a district, she has qualities that would help her succeed as superintendent.
February 28, 2019
Divisions rise to the surface as IPS begins superintendent search
The unofficial kickoff in the search for a new IPS superintendent has raised a range of issues in the community.
Updated February 28, 2019
Referendum dollars float IPS budget next year, but spending cuts still loom
IPS is expected to make significant cuts in the coming years to craft a more sustainable budget and shift more money to teacher pay.
February 21, 2019
Frustrations over principal turnover flare up at IPS School 43
It began with a tame slideshow presentation about hiring a new principal at School 43. But the Wednesday night meeting soon spiraled into a venting…
On the hunt
February 15, 2019
Want a say in the next IPS superintendent? Here’s your chance.
The school board is expected to select the next superintendent in May.
A new day?
February 13, 2019
IPS overhauled high schools. Now, the state is giving them a fresh start on A-F
The decision is the latest reprieve Indianapolis Public Schools has gotten from state accountability.
February 7, 2019
The leadership of IPS is changing. Here’s some of the common ground — and the divides
Interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson joined three IPS board members, including two skeptics of the administration, for a panel at a near northside church.
a new era
February 7, 2019
How Lewis Ferebee forged peace with charter competitors to reshape Indianapolis schools
Lewis Ferebee's innovation plan has undoubtedly transformed the state’s largest district. But he's leaving before some of the most telling results bear out.
February 4, 2019
Indy counselors share secrets to get middle schoolers on track for college scholarships
For students to qualify for 21st Century Scholarships, they must apply by the end of eighth grade.
January 31, 2019
IPS board looks to conclude superintendent search in May
All six board members present voted Thursday to approve the process outlined.
December 21, 2018
A look back on the biggest stories of 2018 in Indianapolis Public Schools
It was a tumultuous year for Indianapolis Public Schools — and one that ended with a dramatic change in leadership.
December 11, 2018
What you need to know about Aleesia Johnson, IPS’ interim superintendent
Johnson, 40, is the first African-American woman to serve as the district’s superintendent, and she appears a likely contender to be a permanent successor to Ferebee.
February 8, 2018
Ousted from Detroit and Newark, turnaround operator Matchbook could get a fresh start in Indianapolis
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