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Charter Schools USA
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.
August 2, 2017
Howe and Manual will stay open three more years under the management of CSUSA
The chronically failing schools were part of Indianapolis Public Schools until they were taken over by the state in 2012.
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.
April 28, 2017
IPS broke its own rules to work with a for-profit charter operator. Now it’s having second thoughts.
The district is responsible for Emma Donnan Elementary School's — so far low — test scores.
October 5, 2016
State board members applaud progress at schools run by for-profit company despite low grades
Five years after the Indiana State Board of Education took control over three Indianapolis Public Schools and controversially hired a for-profit management company to…
September 14, 2016
With a new approach to discipline, one Indianapolis high school cut suspensions in half
Manual High School is in its second year using restorative justice.
Building Better Schools
April 11, 2016
New plan for turning around an Indy high school: add elementary kids
Charter Schools USA aims to add elementary grades to Howe High School.
November 30, 2015
Still-troubled Arlington High School at center of state board debate this week
Arlington is the first school taken over by the state to be returned to its home district. Although IPS controls day-to-day operations, the state board retains oversight.
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.
July 28, 2015
Pence touts school choice in speech to state takeover teachers
Charter Schools USA, which operates three schools in state takeover, invited the governor to speak at its annual teacher summit.
May 20, 2015
CSUSA gets OK to open a charter school in Indy
Charter Schools USA, which operates three Indianapolis schools under contract with the state, earned a go-ahead to open a charter school on the South side next year.
May 1, 2015
IPS school board breaks its own rules to partner with a charter school network
The district said that working with Charter Schools USA to create a new elementary school was a "one-time exception" to the policy against working with for-profit companies.
April 1, 2015
State board rules IPS can manage Arlington, share Donnan
Indianapolis Public Schools today gained back a measure of control over two of its former schools that have been run independently after state takeover in 2012.
March 12, 2015
IPS to manage Arlington, but it will remain in state takeover
The Indiana State Board of Education today unanimously voted to let Indianapolis Public Schools manage Arlington High School, but the school will remain in state takeover
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