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What you need to know about Aleesia Johnson, IPS’ interim superintendent
Johnson, 40, is the first African-American woman to serve as the district’s superintendent, and she appears a likely contender to be a permanent successor to Ferebee.
December 7, 2018
Indianapolis Public Schools picks Aleesia Johnson as interim superintendent
Johnson will be the first African-American woman to lead the district.
December 5, 2018
With Ferebee’s departure, Indianapolis Public Schools could name an interim superintendent on Friday
The board will not vote this week on a permanent replacement or decide on details about the search process, according to a district statement.
change at the top
December 3, 2018
D.C., meet your next chancellor: 8 things to know about Lewis Ferebee and what he might bring to the district
With a modest demeanor and careful speaking style, Ferebee has kept a low public profile. But he has made a name for himself in education reform circles.
Indianapolis’ Lewis Ferebee tapped as next chancellor of D.C. Public Schools
Under Ferebee's leadership, Indianapolis Public Schools pursued a slew of dramatic, and controversial, changes, including expanding "innovation" schools.
December 1, 2018
Indianapolis’s Lewis Ferebee a finalist for D.C. schools chief job, sources say
Ferebee was in the running for the top post in Los Angeles earlier this year, though he eventually withdrew.
November 13, 2018
In a shift, more education reformers say they’re worried about schools’ focus on testing
The pervasiveness of the complaints about testing was striking.
April 18, 2018
What it could mean for Indianapolis Public Schools if Ferebee is looking at new jobs
Although Ferebee has withdrawn his name from contention in Los Angeles, he still could be an option for other districts.
April 17, 2018
Indianapolis Public Schools’ Lewis Ferebee is a finalist to lead Los Angeles schools
The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that Ferebee is among the finalists to lead the nation's second-largest school district.
March 8, 2018
Walton gives Indianapolis Public Schools $1.7 million to increase principal power
The foundation is known for offering startup grants for charter.
March 6, 2018
Indianapolis Public Schools didn’t follow the playbook on its big tax request. Now it’s playing catch-up.
District officials said backpedaling on the referendums showed responsiveness to community concerns.
March 5, 2018
Indianapolis Public Schools suspends $725 million tax hike plan after business leaders’ criticism
The Indianapolis Public Schools board voted 6-0 to withdraw the proposal.
February 28, 2018
Will Indianapolis change its magnet admission rules to keep siblings together?
In the long-term, the change could come with a steep price tag.
February 20, 2018
Teacher raises would survive $211 million cut from Indianapolis Public Schools funding request
The scaled-back request would raise about $725 million over eight years.
February 16, 2018
Indianapolis struggles to balance how much money schools need with what people will pay
Without that extra money, Superintendent Lewis Ferebee said, the district would have to burn through its savings or make vast cuts.
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