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May 14, 2015

 

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Indy Pre-K Scholarship Program Holding Lottery This Week

Indianapolis' preschool scholarship program will hold a lottery this week to award scholarships to 1,300 eligible three and four-year-olds.

May 13, 2015

 

One of the referendum proposed for Brownsburg would have helped fund renovations to the districtâs only high school, which opened in 1907. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

It’s Complicated: How Indiana Schools Find Funding

District budgets rely on a number of moving parts – like whether voters agree to pay extra taxes, or how the legislature decides to calculate state funding.

May 11, 2015

 

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IPS Addresses Social Media Use During School Fights

Indianapolis Public Schools wants to give consequences to students who post videos of fights online, which could lead to legal issues with the First Amendment.

May 11, 2015

 

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Notre Dame Announces Partnership With Historic Irish Abbey

The University of Notre Dame plans to offer a variety of programs and courses as part of a new partnership with Kylemore Abbey beginning in 2016.

May 8, 2015

 

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Data: IREAD-3 Passing Rate Dips From Last Year

The passing rate for the state's third grade reading assessment dipped from last year.

May 7, 2015

 

Members of the State Board of Education hear public comment at their May meeting. (Photo Credit: Rachel Morello/StateImpact Indiana)

State Board Approves New A-F System Rules

The State Board of Education approved a final framework for the state's A-F school accountability system Thursday, following more than two years of discussion.

May 6, 2015

 

Options Charter School is one of the first charters to receive four consecutive âFâ grades under the state accountability system. The school appealed to the State Board of Education in March to stay open, and the board gave them one year to prove they are a high quality school. (Photo Credit: Claire McInerny/StateImpact Indiana)

Fight Against Failure: Charters Struggle With Accountability

Two charter schools that cater to low-performing students are considered failing by the state, and are fighting that designation.

May 5, 2015

 

19 counties in Indiana have switched to centralized vote centers

Trend Continues As 12 Of 17 School Referenda Pass

A majority of school-related ballot measures passed this election cycle, in keeping with what has become a May voting trend since 2008.

May 4, 2015

 

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State Board Could Look Different After May Meeting

The State Board of Education gathers for its monthly meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday in Indianapolis.

April 30, 2015

 

Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz Considers Run For Governor, Will Decide By June

Ritz says the Republican-dominated legislature made her reconsider running for governor in 2016.

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