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March 5, 2019
D.C. City Council approves Ferebee as chancellor after a grueling confirmation process
Ferebee has gone on an outreach blitz in the district, winning a broad swath of support.
February 28, 2019
Divisions rise to the surface as IPS begins superintendent search
The unofficial kickoff in the search for a new IPS superintendent has raised a range of issues in the community.
February 12, 2019
As D.C. leaders vet Ferebee, his track record in Indy falls under a harsh spotlight
The D.C. City Council has until April 9 to confirm or reject Ferebee or he will automatically be confirmed.
a new era
February 7, 2019
How Lewis Ferebee forged peace with charter competitors to reshape Indianapolis schools
Lewis Ferebee's innovation plan has undoubtedly transformed the state’s largest district. But he's leaving before some of the most telling results bear out.
February 6, 2019
5 questions on Lewis Ferebee’s record in Indianapolis as he seeks to lead D.C. schools
Ferebee is known for his work creating innovation schools, which are part of the district but run by charter or nonprofit operators.
January 8, 2019
After years of gains, most IPS high schools see dips in graduation rates
Five Indianapolis Public Schools campuses had declines of more than 3 percentage points
December 21, 2018
A look back on the biggest stories of 2018 in Indianapolis Public Schools
It was a tumultuous year for Indianapolis Public Schools — and one that ended with a dramatic change in leadership.
December 11, 2018
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.
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