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Indianapolis Public Schools
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."
April 18, 2019
‘Excellence for all’: Aleesia Johnson explains why she wants to become IPS’ next superintendent
Johnson has been the district’s interim leader for more than three months.
April 15, 2019
In bid to attract superintendent candidates, IPS board lists few job requirements
The IPS board also agreed to keep the names of the initial applicants private.
April 10, 2019
Indianapolis Public Schools gets $1 million boost for career readiness
The grant from JPMorgan Chase will help pay for staff and software to bridge the divide between high school and the business community.
March 26, 2019
IPS sees a ‘tremendous market’ for Broad Ripple High building. First, it needs changes to the law.
A market analysis showed strong demand for housing, retail, and office development on the 16-acre site of the closed Broad Ripple High School.
March 22, 2019
These charter schools could soon turn to IPS for help with special education
The cooperative could launch as soon as next school year, and five innovation schools are interested in participating.
March 22, 2019
Here’s the tally for how much IPS needs to cut from its budget
The district outlined its goal for savings that would come from several areas, including reduced transportation and facilities costs.
March 21, 2019
Indianapolis Public Schools increases pay for principals and school leaders
Starting pay for elementary and middle school principals in the district increased to nearly $112,000 a year, about $27,000 higher than the previous pay scale.
sharing the pie
March 20, 2019
With new deal, IPS could pay for 2 KIPP charter schools’ busing with local tax money
The plan is significant because Indiana charter schools don’t typically have access to the local tax money that helps fund school buildings and pay for busing.
March 18, 2019
Challengers withdraw petition to replace the IPS teachers union but pledge to try again
In the coming months, the upstart group plans to hold a listening tour around the district.
March 12, 2019
With diversity efforts stalling at select IPS magnet schools, more lottery changes could be on the way
The discussion comes two years after the board changed magnet admission rules.
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.
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