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June 18, 2015
Appointing IPS board members on Brewer's agenda for mayoral campaign
Indianapolis Republican mayoral candidate Chuck Brewer thinks the city should be more involved in education — so much so that he proposed adding two mayoral appointees to the…
June 17, 2015
City reshuffles education staff as Jason Kloth departs
With the departure of Deputy Mayor Jason Kloth, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s office overseeing education programs and charter schools is undergoing a transition.
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 6, 2015
Huge demand for preschool aid far exceeds scholarships offered
More than four times as many children applied than the 1,300 scholarships available.
May 5, 2015
Video: Experts discuss challenges of Indianapolis preschool expansion
Preschool options are growing in Indianapolis and statewide, but real practical challenges remain before early education advocates say the state will have an infrastructure it can be proud of.
March 2, 2015
Council approves funding for Indianapolis preschool program
Paying for the program was the final decision needed to put into action what is expected to be a five-year program.
February 17, 2015
Bill to limit 'charter shopping' passes Indiana House
Concerns about low-scoring charter schools that avoid sanctions by switching to new sponsors are behind a bill that passed the Indiana House today, but it would not block those moves entirely.
February 11, 2015
Committee OKs using reserve cash to pay for city preschool program
The funding plan will now face approval by the full Indianapolis City-County Council, which in December passed the framework for the preschool program by a wide margin.
February 9, 2015
City-County Council begins debate about how to pay for preschool
The plan for a $40 million public-private partnership between the city, businesses and philanthropy groups to provide preschool for 1,000 poor children passed the council by a wide margin in December after months of compromise between council Democrats and Republican Mayor Greg Ballard, who was blocked by Democrats when he first pitched the idea for a similar program last summer.
December 15, 2014
Advocates of all stripes wonder: How would Hogsett approach education?
Advocates on both sides of the political fence say they are optimistic about Joe Hogsett, who has emerged in the last month as a leading contender for mayor in 2016. But they also admit that they really don’t know much about what he thinks about charter schools, the structure of the Indianapolis Public School Board, and other issues that the next mayor is likely to confront.
December 11, 2014
Ballard signs city preschool ordinance (update)
Major gifts include $2 million from Lilly, and $1 million each from Indiana University Health, Cummins and Anthem, the company said.
December 10, 2014
Joe Hogsett looks to forge his own path on education
Former U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett, who at least for the moment looks like the front runner to become mayor of Indianapolis in 2016, has made…
December 1, 2014
After uncertainty, Ballard's preschool plan passes easily
The Indianapolis City-County Council tonight voted to approve a $40 million preschool program to serve up to 1,300 poor children.
December 1, 2014
Ballard rallies crowd for preschool before Council vote
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard cheered the city’s proposal to fund preschool for poor children with his supporters Monday night as city leaders braced for a close City-County…
December 1, 2014
IPS wants to keep expanding preschool, if it can find the money
At a time when Indiana's elected and business leaders are gearing up to prepare more kids for Kindergarten with high-quality preschool programs, IPS district leaders also hope to take the issue of Kindergarten preparedness into their own hands.
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