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Indianapolis Public Schools
March 8, 2019
More staff head to School 43, after frustration over instability surges
School 43 has filled open positions and added more staff.
March 7, 2019
Aleesia Johnson took the helm of IPS amid rising opposition. How will she respond?
Those who knew Johnson in previous roles say that while she has not led a district, she has qualities that would help her succeed as superintendent.
March 6, 2019
Two Indianapolis high schools are spared closure, as state endorses charter conversion
The state board approved a plan for CSUSA to seek charters to continue operating Howe and Manual high schools.
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.
February 28, 2019
Divisions rise to the surface as IPS begins superintendent search
The unofficial kickoff in the search for a new IPS superintendent has raised a range of issues in the community.
Updated February 28, 2019
Referendum dollars float IPS budget next year, but spending cuts still loom
IPS is expected to make significant cuts in the coming years to craft a more sustainable budget and shift more money to teacher pay.
February 21, 2019
Frustrations over principal turnover flare up at IPS School 43
It began with a tame slideshow presentation about hiring a new principal at School 43. But the Wednesday night meeting soon spiraled into a venting…
On the hunt
February 15, 2019
Want a say in the next IPS superintendent? Here’s your chance.
The school board is expected to select the next superintendent in May.
A new day?
February 13, 2019
IPS overhauled high schools. Now, the state is giving them a fresh start on A-F
The decision is the latest reprieve Indianapolis Public Schools has gotten from state accountability.
February 8, 2019
The fate of these Indianapolis schools is once again uncertain, years after state takeover
State control of Emma Donnan Middle School and Howe and Manual high schools is expected to end in just over a year.
February 7, 2019
The leadership of IPS is changing. Here’s some of the common ground — and the divides
Interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson joined three IPS board members, including two skeptics of the administration, for a panel at a near northside church.
a new era
February 7, 2019
How Lewis Ferebee forged peace with charter competitors to reshape Indianapolis schools
Lewis Ferebee's innovation plan has undoubtedly transformed the state’s largest district. But he's leaving before some of the most telling results bear out.
February 6, 2019
5 questions on Lewis Ferebee’s record in Indianapolis as he seeks to lead D.C. schools
Ferebee is known for his work creating innovation schools, which are part of the district but run by charter or nonprofit operators.
January 31, 2019
IPS board looks to conclude superintendent search in May
All six board members present voted Thursday to approve the process outlined.
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