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December 8, 2016
Two IPS parents, one ousted member vie for open seat on school board
Just 30 days after voters chose four members of the Indianapolis Public Schools board, a fifth seat is up for grabs.
November 7, 2016
Exclusive: Hours before election, sudden resignation creates more uncertainty on IPS board
LaNier Echols confirmed today that she plans to resign in the near future.
January 8, 2016
New IPS board president Mary Ann Sullivan: It's time to put changes into place
The board elected Mary Ann Sullivan president, am Odle as vice-president and LaNier Echols as secretary for 2016.
January 4, 2016
5 bold predictions for the new year for ISTEP, teachers, Pence, Ritz and IPS
Ferebee is in demand, Ritz and Pence have political challenges and ISTEP could die in 2016.
December 22, 2015
Part of Ferebee's bonus, like teacher raises, is in limbo because of ISTEP delay
The IPS superintendent received mostly good marks in the school board's review to determine his bonus.
December 17, 2015
Ferebee gets a $21,000 bonus from IPS board, but faces some criticism (updated)
Ferebee will receive a $21,000 bonus from the district for meeting performance goals, 84 percent of the $25,000 he’s eligible for under his contract.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
November 7, 2014
New IPS board has big moves in mind
Newly elected Indianapolis Public School Board members say they will quickly push for new strategies next year, but they aren't yet saying what those strategies will be. At least one board member who was defeated said he is so worried about the district's future that he plans to take an active "watch dog" role as a citizen observer of the new board.
IPS District 5 school board race
November 4, 2014
LaNier Echols defeats Michael Brown in District 5 upset
LaNier Echols, a charter school dean who raised more than $30,000 for her campaign, defeated Brown, a longtime Northwest High School volunteer, with about 55 percent of the vote, according final, unofficial results from the Marion County Election Board.
IPS ELECTION 2014
November 4, 2014
Challengers crush all three IPS school board members in election
All three incumbent IPS school board members were defeated in a landslide election Tuesday night.
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