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May 16, 2016
Bottom ranked township schools saw big drops on ISTEP exam
Students at the lowest scoring township and small city schools in Marion County struggled mightily with the tough new ISTEP exam. The merged city of…
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May 10, 2016
Top-scoring township schools scored well on Indiana’s tougher new state ISTEP exam
Despite a much tougher exam that led to dramatic drops in test scores across the state, the top Marion County schools from townships and small cities…
April 6, 2016
Schools combine meditation and brain science to help combat discipline problems
When students and teachers both learn about how their brains influence behavior, one expert says, discipline can become less confrontational and more of a partnership.
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February 26, 2016
His journey from school to law led back to education
Ahmed young is the director of the office of education innovation for the city of Indianapolis.
December 14, 2015
Lawrence Township spent $12 million on all-magnet school overhaul but most kids stay put
Five years after the district converted all of its elementary schools to magnet schools, Lawrence Township is committed to keeping the magnets going.
December 7, 2015
A shortage everyone can agree on: Indianapolis schools don't have enough black teachers
Almost 94 percent of the state’s public school teachers were white in 2014 even while a quarter of their students were not.
September 23, 2015
Learning barriers abound for the lowest-scoring township and small city schools on ISTEP
Every school on this list is high-poverty. The poorest schools on the list see more than eight of every 10 children come from high-poverty homes.
September 21, 2015
The changing face of Indianapolis reflected by school enrollment data
And with every annual enrollment count, the subtle changes that are reshaping Indianapolis schools become a bit more pronounced.
August 20, 2015
Warren Township school receives almost $100,000 for Spanish immersion pilot
Pleasant Run Elementary School in Warren Township was one of five schools in the state chosen to begin a dual-language immersion pilot program.
July 14, 2015
The basics of township schools: Successes and challenges are often overlooked
Eight township school districts in Indianapolis serve about three-fourths of the city's students.
June 2, 2015
New Spanish language immersion charter school gets OK
A year after she was selected by The Mind Trust as an entrepreneur fellow to develop a dual-language charter school, Mariama Carson got the go-ahead to launch today.
June 1, 2015
20 years of Spanish immersion make Lawrence Township a model for Indiana
A just-passed bill encouraging more dual-language study could mean more students learning in both English and a new language.
May 20, 2015
Teachers value National Board certification, but Indiana lawmakers don't
Indiana is far behind the rest of the country for the number of National Board certified teachers, frustrating those who believe it can help teachers reach new heights.
December 9, 2014
Indiana education dean: Teacher measures aren't fair
Panelists including classroom teachers, a student studying to become a teacher and the dean of Indiana University's College of Education discussed myriad issues facing teachers tonight, addressing issues ranging from teacher preparation to how teachers are paid and whether colleges of education should be held accountable for their successes or failures in the classroom.
November 24, 2014
Indy Pulse puts poetry, performance on stage
A Teach Plus innovation competition gave Delarosa and two other TFA teachers, Lauren Hall and Camea Davis, $6,000 to get the group off the ground. Now teaching at Emma Donnan Middle School, Delarosa’s team has about 30 students, and the program has grown to include teams at Harshman Middle School, Belzer Middle School in Lawrence Township, Lawrence Central High School, John Marshall High School, Indiana Math and Science Academy West and Fall Creek Academy.
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