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August 12, 2015
At academically-challenged schools in Jeffco, a push for stronger vocabulary skills
The challenge of incorporating higher-level language skills is a new test for a historically middle class suburban school district adapting to a changing student body.
August 3, 2015
State officials recognize 170 schools for achievement, growth
The annual reward list comprises Tennessee's top 5 percent of schools for academic achievement and the top 5 percent for annual growth.
July 12, 2015
Coming this week: Your updated guide to education issues in Indiana
Starting Monday, come back to Chalkbeat each day next week for a new post on a topic that's important to education in Indiana.
July 8, 2015
One-time standout Warren Township school now needs an overhaul
Once a star school, Warren Township's Sunny Heights Elementary spiraled downhill over the past two years, but the district is hoping a grant can help turn it around.
July 2, 2015
When schools add teaching time, planning and coordination can suffer
It can a challenge to keep critical preparation time from disappearing.
a chance for renewal
June 24, 2015
A school community grows stronger
As the year winds down, Brooklyn Generation School — part of the city's "Renewal" program — has found new ways to help students deal with trauma. Part three of Chalkbeat's series.
June 22, 2015
At reconfigured Jefferson Junior-Senior High, students are told show up and have fun
During the three day orientation, new students at Jefferson Junior-Senior High School also got a tour of the school and set personal and academic goals.
June 17, 2015
City reshuffles education staff as Jason Kloth departs
With the departure of Deputy Mayor Jason Kloth, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s office overseeing education programs and charter schools is undergoing a transition.
June 3, 2015
School 93 a step closer to possible takeover despite new law's timeline changes
A change in state law that could see failing schools taken over by the state two years quicker won’t affect schools that have already earned…
May 29, 2015
New state board members talk Glenda Ritz, testing, state takeover
A shorter ISTEP and careful consideration of A-to-F school grades are popular ideas.
May 28, 2015
IPS approach to improving schools could go statewide
Gov. Mike Pence today signed House Bill 1009, allowing any school district in the state to pilot creative ideas the way IPS did.
By the numbers
May 28, 2015
City’s struggling schools face another annual test: enrollment
The city’s efforts to turn around nearly 100 long-struggling schools are likely to run up against enrollment roadblocks, according to an IBO analysis.
May 19, 2015
National dropout expert: 'Cultural change' needed to improve graduation rates
The state's graduation rate is at an all-time high at 89.8 percent, according to the Indiana Department of Education.
May 15, 2015
Survey: Marion County teachers not satisfied with training
Indianapolis schools spent more than $11 million last year on teacher training, but a new survey suggests that most teachers aren't satisfied with it.
May 7, 2015
Colorado high schools honored for providing opportunity
Seven Colorado high schools have been designated as “schools of opportunity” by a program that seeks to rate schools on how well they help students succeed.
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