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February 1, 2016
Ahmed Young wants to help push the city's education efforts in a new direction
Hogsett's new education director has been a teacher and lawyer specializing in education.
July 29, 2015
Studying new preschool programs could bolster success evidence but cost is a barrier
Indianapolis has a chance to do a rare gold standard study of preschool effects if someone will pay for it.
June 22, 2015
Indiana has seen a burst of new charter schools since 2011 law
In a significant jump, 86 charter schools could be open this fall, up from just 49 charter schools statewide four years ago,. The gain equates to about 75 percent more schools.
June 17, 2015
City reshuffles education staff as Jason Kloth departs
With the departure of Deputy Mayor Jason Kloth, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s office overseeing education programs and charter schools is undergoing a transition.
May 6, 2015
Huge demand for preschool aid far exceeds scholarships offered
More than four times as many children applied than the 1,300 scholarships available.
May 5, 2015
Video: Experts discuss challenges of Indianapolis preschool expansion
Preschool options are growing in Indianapolis and statewide, but real practical challenges remain before early education advocates say the state will have an infrastructure it can be proud of.
April 23, 2015
'Charter shopping' bill next heads to Pence's desk
A bill that could soon be making its way to the governor’s desk would strengthen Indiana’s charter school law, proponents of the idea say, if…
April 18, 2015
Panel: Partnerships, big and small, are key to preschool progress in Indianapolis
Preschool educators and policymakers gathered to talk about the future of preschool in Indianapolis, hosted by Chalkbeat in partnership with WFYI and Butler University.
April 16, 2015
Preschool is expanding, but practical challenges remain
An event Saturday at Butler University featuring the state's top preschool advocates hosted by Chalkbeat will shed light on the future direction of preschool in the state.
March 2, 2015
Council approves funding for Indianapolis preschool program
Paying for the program was the final decision needed to put into action what is expected to be a five-year program.
February 11, 2015
Committee OKs using reserve cash to pay for city preschool program
The funding plan will now face approval by the full Indianapolis City-County Council, which in December passed the framework for the preschool program by a wide margin.
February 9, 2015
City-County Council begins debate about how to pay for preschool
The plan for a $40 million public-private partnership between the city, businesses and philanthropy groups to provide preschool for 1,000 poor children passed the council by a wide margin in December after months of compromise between council Democrats and Republican Mayor Greg Ballard, who was blocked by Democrats when he first pitched the idea for a similar program last summer.
January 29, 2015
Charter school offered $100 reward to anyone who referred students who enrolled
Carpe Diem Meridian charter school offered $100 Marsh grocery gift cards to anyone who referred a student who enrolled. Recruitment practices like these are legal in Indiana but have been outlawed elsewhere.
December 1, 2014
After uncertainty, Ballard's preschool plan passes easily
The Indianapolis City-County Council tonight voted to approve a $40 million preschool program to serve up to 1,300 poor children.
December 1, 2014
Ballard rallies crowd for preschool before Council vote
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard cheered the city’s proposal to fund preschool for poor children with his supporters Monday night as city leaders braced for a close City-County…
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