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September 7, 2018
Why this Indianapolis teacher assigned less homework after visiting her students’ homes
Every year, I get to visit each of my students at their house to spend time with their family, play games, and take a tour of their rooms (which they normally clean for me!).
August 1, 2018
These Indianapolis charter schools have proven track records. Now, they want to expand
The Mind Trust announced $1 million in fellowships Wednesday to replicate established local charter schools.
April 2, 2018
To slash costs, Indianapolis charter school operator ‘shops’ for new authorizer
“Loosely, we’re estimating the savings to be worth about the cost of a teacher within our network,” Christel House Head of Schools Carey Dahncke told Chalkbeat.
July 28, 2015
Indiana charter schools miss out on funding formula boost for English learners
In the new state budget, districts where English language learners make up at least 25 percent of students can qualify for extra aid, but not if they're a charter school.
September 5, 2014
Chalkbeat's complete guide to all our ISTEP coverage
Over the past month, Chalkbeat has written a dozen stories since the release of ISTEP scores and we've collected them all here to make it easy for you to fine the information you want to know.
July 11, 2014
Tony Bennett guilty of ethics charge for campaign work
Former Indiana State Superintendent Tony Bennett was found guilty of violating an ethics law by a state panel today and agreed to pay a…
June 23, 2014
TeachPlus names 30 new fellows to study teaching policy
The Indianapolis chapter of TeachPlus, a national organization that aims to get teachers involved in education policy making, has named 30 new “teaching policy fellows.”…
April 1, 2014
As charter school group fails, next steps in question
As Indiana’s charter school association completes a shutdown, which could be done within days, questions about what sort of group might replace it remain unanswered.
January 13, 2014
Lawmakers aim to lift cap on dropout charter schools
Charter schools that aim to help high school dropouts earn diplomas would be back in Indiana’s K-12 school funding formula and a cap on their…
December 11, 2013
Kenley: Costs may scuttle most of Pence's 2014 education agenda
Gov. Mike Pence and Sen. Luke Kenley Luke Kenley, the powerful chairman of the Indiana Senate's appropriations committee, said Wednesday he doubts potentially costly proposals from Gov. Mike Pence to offer preschool tuition vouchers to low income families, boost charter schools or aid teacher innovation can be enacted before 2015. "I don't see us doing anything in 2014 on these issues," Kenley, R-Indianapolis, said in an interview. "If you want to have a fair sense of fiscal discipline and evaluate any program, it has to be done in the context of the rest of the budget."
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