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Indianapolis Public Schools
September 4, 2019
Indiana 2019 test scores drop, hitting new low in first year of ILEARN
Nearly two thirds of all Indiana students in grades 3-8 did not pass the new state standardized test, ILEARN, according to results released on Wednesday.
August 31, 2019
Indianapolis police officer accused of punching IPS student is suspended without pay
“The video shows a clear image of a closed fist punch to the face, a technique which is not taught or reasonable given the facts known to us at this time."
August 30, 2019
Indianapolis police officer on leave after striking an IPS student outside Shortridge
IMPD officers were called to assist the district’s police department with a fight at Shortridge High School on Thursday afternoon.
August 21, 2019
Are Indianapolis Public Schools and charter schools on the right track? More black voters say yes.
The IndyPolitics poll results also mirror national trends showing racial divides in charter support.
August 9, 2019
Charie Gibson was homeless 17 times. Now she helps more than 1,000 homeless students in Indianapolis.
The sole administrator responsible for serving the more than 1,000 homeless students in Indianapolis Public Schools, Charie Gibson knows what families need.
August 2, 2019
Upstart teachers group abandons plans to challenge the IPS union
The Indianapolis Teachers Society did not file a petition to decertify and replace the union, as the group had previously planned.
Updated August 2, 2019
To recruit teachers, Indianapolis built an Educators’ Village. But was it enough of an incentive?
One year since its first houses went on the market, seven out of 15 homes in the Educators' Village were sold to teachers. Are there enough incentives to attract more?
July 29, 2019
To keep transportation costs low, more Indianapolis charter schools look to partner with IndyGo
Indianapolis Public Schools is taking a page from the city's charter sector, which is increasingly leaning on IndyGo to get students to school at a reasonable price.
July 26, 2019
Why IPS wants high schoolers to take IndyGo instead of yellow school buses
A pilot aims to help the district, which has long provided its own bus service, determine whether the public IndyGo system can transport high schoolers.
July 25, 2019
IPS board votes unanimously to hire Johnson as superintendent
Johnson, 41, will be paid about $250,000 next year and receive the same retirement and health insurance benefits as other administrators.
July 22, 2019
Ex-union chief for Indianapolis Public Schools teachers pleads guilty to embezzlement
Rhondalyn Cornett wrote checks from the union’s bank account and used the union’s debit card for personal expenses and cash withdrawals, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
How I Teach
July 15, 2019
How an Indianapolis teacher uses a math lesson to inspire immigrant and refugee students learning English
Coming from at least 30 different countries and speaking 20 languages, Ethan Hoffman’s students often face more challenges than his ninth-grade math classes.
Charters & Choice
July 10, 2019
Betting on Indianapolis “innovation” schools, The Mind Trust names three new fellows
All three innovation fellows were previously charter school principals.
July 3, 2019
Here’s how much money Aleesia Johnson will be paid as IPS superintendent
In real terms, Aleesia Johnson’s salary will be comparable to Ferebee’s initial pay.
June 28, 2019
Indianapolis Public Schools’ new leader wants to have ‘hard conversations’ about race
Race and ethnicity have perennially been the backdrop of the most pressing issues facing Indianapolis Public Schools leaders.
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