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Key Learning Community School
November 11, 2014
IPS plan would close Key, and shift programs at four schools
One of Indianapolis Public School’s most famous schools would shut down and four others would see dramatic changes to their offerings under a plan presented to the school board tonight.
November 5, 2014
Indiana sees a big jump in A-rated schools
More than half of Indiana’s schools were rated an A this year, a majority for the first time this decade.
August 4, 2014
Middle schools at center of IPS testing woes
For IPS, the annual release of ISTEP scores coincided with the first day of school, and the results prompted something of a reckoning of the state of the district’s offerings, both good and bad.
June 23, 2014
TeachPlus names 30 new fellows to study teaching policy
The Indianapolis chapter of TeachPlus, a national organization that aims to get teachers involved in education policy making, has named 30 new “teaching policy fellows.”…
April 23, 2014
Ferebee asks: Where do middle school kids belong?
Since his arrival in Indianapolis seven months ago, IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee has expressed some concerns about the grade configuration and set up of the district's middle and high schools. He spoke about that in an interview with Chalkbeat's Bureau Chief Scott Elliott Monday night at the downtown public library sponsored by WFYI.
April 16, 2014
Reversing trend, fewer students who failed state tests graduated in 2013
For the first time in four years, Indiana saw a decline in the percentage of high school graduates who were given a pass after failing state-required tests. According to 2013 data released today by the Indiana Department of Education, 6.8 percent of graduating Indiana seniors received waivers, allowing them to graduate without passing state tests. That figure exceeded 9 percent in 2012, when lawmakers and critics of the practice first raised alarms.
April 3, 2014
Academic performance of all IPS schools: Find it here
For parents, students, teachers and others who want to be able to look up just how their schools are performing, and how they've been judged by the state, in one place here is the complete list of all IPS schools.
March 4, 2014
IPS, state watching low scoring schools
Last week Chalkbeat wrote about 11 schools, called “priority schools” by IPS, have been identified by Superintendent Lewis Ferebee as the most troubled because they have been rated an F two consecutive years or because their test scores have trended downward. Each will receive intensive intervention and monitoring from the district. But those are not the only schools the district wants to take a closer look at. Ferebee’s team has two other categories of schools it is tracking: focus schools and state priority schools.
January 7, 2014
In the age of accountability, a school famous for its creativity struggles to get results
Since 2012, Key Learning Community has seen a remarkable shift in its academic performance, thanks in part to the work of an ambitious young principal's push for higher test scores while clinging tight to the school's progressive spirit.
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