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Paying for pre-K
May 10, 2019
Indiana charter schools face hurdles to offering pre-K. But some have figured out a way.
A handful of Indiana charter schools have looked to creative partnerships in order to provide pre-K programs.
let the competition begin
January 18, 2019
Here are the nine applicants vying to manage the troubled Adams 14 school district
After a community vetting process, the Adams 14 school board is scheduled to vote on an external manager Feb. 12.
May 21, 2018
Detroit board members decide not to renew charter, leaving 3 schools and 700 students in limbo
Three Detroit charter schools face renewed uncertainty after two school board panels voiced opposition to renewing their contracts. Murphy, Trix, and…
Ending the churn
October 19, 2017
A splintered system and lack of teachers have created instability for Detroit schools. Now, leaders are craving solutions.
Liberal school choice laws, a decentralized school system and a shrinking pool of available teachers have so destabilized the teacher labor force that many school leaders say they’re constantly looking for new educators to hire
September 27, 2017
Test scores jumped in innovation schools, but IPS leaders aren’t declaring victory just yet.
Of the eight innovation schools that took the ISTEP test last spring, seven had higher passing rates on both the math and English tests than in the previous year.
September 7, 2017
Innovation schools saw some of the largest gains on ISTEP in Indianapolis Public Schools. Here are the schools that had big changes.
Some schools with big drops in passing rates are surprising.
August 9, 2017
Phalen grows network to 10 campuses by taking over charter schools across Indiana and Detroit
Many of them were struggling schools that it has taken over from other operators.
August 2, 2017
Veteran Indianapolis educator heads to Gary to lead Indiana’s district takeover
Hinckley previously served as superintendent in three districts including Warren Township and as interim-superintendent in Indianapolis Public Schools.
May 10, 2017
Indianapolis charter operator wants to take on an epic task: Managing all the struggling Gary elementary schools
Phalen Leadership Academies is part of a team bidding to be the state's manager for a takeover of Gary schools.
December 12, 2016
Three IPS schools put on notice: schools could be ‘restarted,’ teachers made to reapply
School 42, School 63 and John Marshall Middle School were all named by the district as candidates for conversion to “innovation” status.
Time will tell
November 30, 2016
Is one year enough time to make a bad school better? Experts are divided.
Whether or not one year of test scores says much about a school depends on who you ask.
April 28, 2016
Indianapolis Public Schools approves newcomer school, two innovation schools
All three schools will launch this fall.
April 13, 2016
Tindley dominates the list of top 10 Indianapolis charter schools for passing ISTEP
For of the top 10 Indianapolis charter schools for passing ISTEP were part of the Tindley network.
January 18, 2016
The basics of Lewis Ferebee: An IPS superintendent pushing hard for change
In some ways, the he has defied expectations after a career working in traditional school systems.
December 22, 2015
The basics of the IPS plan for school autonomy and innovation
District leaders aim to transform IPS by granting greater freedom to school leaders.
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