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September 22, 2015
IPS might outsource athletic director job and oversight of sports programs
IPS is considering outsourcing the role of district athletic director to a nonprofit group run by the former head of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.
Politics & Policy
August 25, 2015
IPS board gives blessing to house Global Prep charter school
Superintendent Lewis Ferebee got the go-ahead from the school board to negotiate a deal with charter school developer Mariama Carson to put the school in an IPS building.
August 21, 2015
A question of fairness: Weighted budgeting would affect IPS teachers, students
Indianapolis Public Schools is contemplating a major overhaul in the way it distributes money to schools, which could have a big impact on where teachers are assigned, how much support schools receive and how evenly operational dollars are split up.
July 28, 2015
IPS aims to scale back suspensions and expulsions
Teachers will get guidance on how to interpret the new student code of conduct.
July 13, 2015
What will school autonomy mean for IPS?
Indianapolis could be the latest district to follow a national trend toward more independent schools.
June 25, 2015
IPS teachers protest $125K salary for new 'talent officer'
Changes are designed to help the district recruit and retain teachers.
May 29, 2015
IPS board members spar over school autonomy
Gayle Cosby was livid when she was not picked for a committee that includes other board members and district officials.
May 1, 2015
IPS school board breaks its own rules to partner with a charter school network
The district said that working with Charter Schools USA to create a new elementary school was a "one-time exception" to the policy against working with for-profit companies.
April 29, 2015
IPS defends spending on Phalen innovation school against criticism
Is Indianapolis Public Schools handing over its lowest-performing school to a charter operator on a "silver platter?"
March 27, 2015
After Facebook flame war, IPS board president apologizes (updated)
A debate over last Sunday's unusual IPS board meeting boiled over on social media this week.
March 22, 2015
Casual Sunday IPS board meeting or 'travesty' of public access?
It was supposed to be a different kind of meeting for the Indianapolis Public School Board — a casual Sunday afternoon work session for the board to hash…
March 19, 2015
Ferebee calls Cosby's concerns 'myths' as board approves plan for 2 high schools
The Indianapolis Public School Board approved a $2.1 million contract to create "transformation zones" to try to improve two struggling high schools.
March 9, 2015
IPS board to Ferebee: Bring us a reform-driven strategic plan
Increasing school choice options, driving decision-making away from the Central Office, and transitioning to student-based budgeting will guide the district.
January 6, 2015
New IPS school board chooses Diane Arnold as president
The Indianapolis Public School Board unanimously elected longtime board member Diane Arnold tonight as its president. Arnold will reprise a role she played in 2013,…
January 6, 2015
IPS mystery: Members mum on next school board president
The uncertainty of who will be the next board president is reminiscent of 2013: Once again three newly-elected board members with big changes in mind are taking office.
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