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Indianapolis Public Schools
June 21, 2019
Interim leader Aleesia Johnson named next superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools
Johnson’s appointment to lead the state’s largest system solidifies its high-profile transformation into a district that works hand-in-hand with charter school operators.
June 19, 2019
After interviewing 3 candidates, IPS board is close to tapping the next superintendent
The school board president is performing more due diligence before the board offers the position.
meet the candidates
June 19, 2019
3 very different finalists for IPS superintendent walk a fine line on ‘innovation’ schools
Indianapolis Public Schools has said it hopes to name a new superintendent from among the finalists by the end of June.
in their words
June 14, 2019
Read the letters from three finalists about why they want to become IPS superintendent
In letters submitted with their applications, the three finalists explained why they want to become superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools.
June 14, 2019
Meet the three finalists for Indianapolis Public Schools superintendent
Interim superintendent Aleesia Johnson, Pike Township assistant superintendent Larry Young, and Louisville chief of schools Devon Horton were named as finalists.
a step closer
June 12, 2019
IPS superintendent finalists face public interviews next week, but their names are still under wraps
The school board hopes to name a new superintendent by the end of June.
June 6, 2019
Indianapolis parents learn to advocate for their students in an evolving school district
Stand University for Parents has helped 550 parents cultivate a community around an evolving IPS, according to program officials and participating families.
May 28, 2019
IPS board chooses finalists for superintendent after interviews
The school board met with five semi-finalists Tuesday behind closed doors and chose the final pool of candidates, said board president Michael O’Connor.
New families on the block
May 24, 2019
As an Indianapolis neighborhood gentrifies, its school hopes to attract new families
School 31 has seen its enrollment dip to about 350 students, nearly 40% fewer students than it had three years ago.
May 22, 2019
As innovation schools mature, IPS leaders grapple with how to measure their success
The first group of innovation schools are nearing the end of their contracts.
May 17, 2019
Some parents and teachers are frustrated that Shortridge’s next principal remains unknown
Now, amid pushback from some parents and teachers over the process and candidates, the district faces the possibility of ending the year without a permanent leader.
May 3, 2019
3 things to know about who might apply to be Indianapolis Public Schools next leader
Aleesia Johnson announced last month that she will seek the role permanently, but whether she is a shoo-in hinges on the quality of the other candidates.
April 30, 2019
This Indianapolis teacher works a second job until 2 a.m. But he doesn’t want to leave the classroom
"If I was a full-time server at that same restaurant, I’d make $18,000 more a year than I do as a teacher," said Indianapolis Public Schools teacher Jack Hesser.
April 23, 2019
IPS hoped lawmakers would help them sell Broad Ripple. The final bill has a catch.
Purdue Polytechnic charter school could get dibs to space in the former Broad Ripple High School .
April 18, 2019
This Indianapolis teacher’s salary covered the basics. Then came everything her students needed
"I started my teaching career really anxious — anxious about all the policies and strategies and paperwork, etc. ... along with how much money I was not making."
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