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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.
Updated June 25, 2018
Tennessee’s new science standards, updated for the first time in 10 years, stress asking questions
How can a wolf change the river? Why doesn’t a cactus have leaves? Why can’t you exterminate bats in Tennessee?…
June 7, 2018
‘You hate to see it end so soon’: Arlington High School has its final last day of school
The hallways, lined with vacant green lockers, are quiet. The classrooms, once filled by eager high school students, are empty. The auditorium of…
January 22, 2018
These 29 Indianapolis administrators could lose their jobs
This is just the latest sign of the upheaval caused by the high school closings.
October 30, 2017
Thousands of Indianapolis high schoolers are applying for school as district goes all magnet
The district is pushing teens to choose their campus based on academic focus rather than neighborhood.
September 18, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools will close Broad Ripple, Northwest, and Arlington high schools
While board members framed the decision as painful, but unavoidable, many in the crowd laughed, murmured and occasionally yelled in skepticism.
in the burbs
August 30, 2017
Germantown tops Tennessee in high school test scores, other suburban Memphis districts see gains
School systems in Arlington, Collierville and Germantown are among 10 statewide to reduce the percent of students performing below grade level in every subject.
August 29, 2017
Arlington alumni implore the Indianapolis Public Schools Board: ‘Don’t give up on the students and staff’
But a handful of people also spoke in support of the district plan.
August 28, 2017
This could be the last year for Arlington High School after years of turmoil. Here’s what you should know.
A district proposal would convert the campus to a middle school next fall.
August 18, 2017
When students at an Indianapolis high school weren’t talking about Charlottesville, this teacher started the conversation.
When teacher Delvonte Arnold came to school after a weekend of racist violence, he expected students to have questions. But to his shock, Charlottesville didn’t come up.
August 16, 2017
This Arlington alumnus remembers a strong and supportive high school community. Now he wants the chance to pay it forward.
In September, the board of Indianapolis Public Schools will vote on a proposal to close four high schools in the district. Chalkbeat is collecting…
July 10, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools leaders want to close high schools. But first, they need permission from the state.
Five schools that would be affected by the district’s high school closing and reconfiguration plan are under state oversight.
June 30, 2017
At painful meeting, Indianapolis superintendent makes case for closing high schools: ‘The status quo is not good enough’
The room was crowded with alumni, families and staff from the schools facing closure.
June 29, 2017
Broad Ripple, Arlington and Northwest could be closing. Here’s what happens next.
The board won’t vote on the proposal until this fall, and the schools won’t close until 2018-2019.
June 28, 2017
Broad Ripple is one of three Indianapolis high schools facing closure
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee’s proposal would spare the four high schools at the core of the district.
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