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January 11, 2018
Who supports Indianapolis Public Schools’ bid for more money? It’s not clear.
The referendums would increase school funding by as much as $936 million over eight years.
January 24, 2017
The biggest donation in the IPS school board race came from an unexpected source
Final fundraising reports are in.
March 10, 2016
Indianapolis Public Schools taps savings to pay for big changes
With state funding cuts and new spending, the district expects a $12.6 million deficit this year.
January 12, 2015
Ferebee: Low expectations are a stubborn obstacle for IPS
A surprising number of Ferebee's biggest changes so far have connected to that theme of higher expectations — for the administration, for teachers, for students and even for the wider Indianapolis community. But those expectations work both ways. Halfway through his second year leading IPS, questions remain about how well matched Ferebee's ambitions for IPS are to those of a newly-elected, reform-minded school board. He also knows he has work to do to involve parents and grow grassroots level support for his approach.
September 29, 2014
LaNier Echols: Charter school leader thinks reform ideas can help IPS
LaNier Echols, a dean at Carpe Diem Meridian charter school, is running for IPS school board this fall against incumbent Michael Brown, who has served the district for 16 years.
August 25, 2014
Outside groups gear up for 'pivotal' IPS school board race
The stakes are high for a board that, since 2012, has leaned more in favor of reform ideas like giving schools more autonomy and forging partnerships with charter schools. Two of the more stringent skeptics on the board — Michael Brown and Samantha Adair-White — face opponents who are more in line with the board's majority on those issues.
August 22, 2014
Deadline passes: 10 candidates seek 3 IPS school board seats
Ten candidates, many who are friendly to school-reform ideas like charter schools, test-based accountability and private school vouchers once uniformly rejected by district leadership, have filed to run for three seats on the school board.
February 24, 2014
Chamber study suggests IPS reduce staff, sell buildings, share space
If Indianapolis Public Schools is going to eliminate a projected $30 million budget deficit, it’s going to have to employ fewer people and use less building space. That’s the bottom line of a study of the school district by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, which notes that personnel salary and benefits make up about 90 percent the school district’s roughly $300 million budget.
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