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November 9, 2017
One website, no waitlists: Indianapolis rolls out one application for district and charter schools
With OneMatch, families will be able to apply for more than 50 charter and Indianapolis Public School district schools through the same website.
January 3, 2017
Choosing a school in Indianapolis is changing. Here’s what you need to know.
Advocates for the unified enrollment system say it will make things easier by giving parents a single way to apply simultaneously to district and charter schools.
October 12, 2016
With new website, Indianapolis inches toward a single application for charter and district schools
Enroll Indy will launch a website with information on schools in November.
Hold your horses
July 5, 2016
A unified enrollment system for Indianapolis schools? Not so fast, IPS board members say on Facebook
After advocates sent the Star a letter celebrating unified enrollment, board members said they were surprised by the timeline.
January 28, 2016
With a $100,000 Gates grant, IPS moves to strengthen district, charter school collaboration
Five years after taking a pass, IPS will use the money to pay for an "innovation manager."
January 4, 2016
5 bold predictions for the new year for ISTEP, teachers, Pence, Ritz and IPS
Ferebee is in demand, Ritz and Pence have political challenges and ISTEP could die in 2016.
August 25, 2015
Former IPS board president passed over to interview for open seat
The IPS school board will interview three of four candidates for its open school board seat, but the one it eliminated already is a familiar name.
August 25, 2015
IPS board gives blessing to house Global Prep charter school
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee got the go-ahead from the school board to negotiate a deal with charter school developer Mariama Carson to put the school in an IPS building.
August 13, 2015
Hannon's goal: Help parents make choices and give schools useful data
A unified enrollment system is not a unique idea, but Caitlin Hannon hopes this system will go beyond its primary goal of simply helping match up families with schools.
August 10, 2015
Hannon resigns IPS board to take a Mind Trust fellowship
Caitlin Hannon, a former Indianapolis Public Schools teacher who joined the school board in an effort to push for change in the district, has stepped down, but she hopes to return to a key role in education in the city soon.
July 28, 2015
IPS aims to scale back suspensions and expulsions
Teachers will get guidance on how to interpret the new student code of conduct.
June 23, 2015
IPS starts summer with 300 teacher, staff vacancies
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee said he is concerned about the looming challenge of filling the spots before school starts.
March 22, 2015
Casual Sunday IPS board meeting or 'travesty' of public access?
It was supposed to be a different kind of meeting for the Indianapolis Public School Board — a casual Sunday afternoon work session for the board to hash…
March 19, 2015
Ferebee calls Cosby's concerns 'myths' as board approves plan for 2 high schools
The Indianapolis Public School Board approved a $2.1 million contract to create "transformation zones" to try to improve two struggling high schools.
March 9, 2015
IPS board to Ferebee: Bring us a reform-driven strategic plan
Increasing school choice options, driving decision-making away from the Central Office, and transitioning to student-based budgeting will guide the district.
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