District Wants To Keep Students Even After School’s Takeover

The district may be losing four schools to takeover next year, but Indianapolis Public Schools administrators don’t want to lose those schools’ students too.

Jason Breeding (center), a freshman at Emmerich Manual High School, and his mother Shelly Breeding speak to a representative of Charter Schools USA, the company taking over the school in July.

Photo: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana

Jason Breeding (center), a freshman at Emmerich Manual High School, and his mother Shelly Breeding speak to a representative of Charter Schools USA, the company taking over the school in July.

Kyle Stokes

Kyle Stokes joined WFIU/WTIU in 2011 as an education reporter and blogger for StateImpact Indiana, a collaborative reporting venture between WFIU and NPR News. He comes to Bloomington from Columbia, Mo., where he was a producer and reporter for NPR member station KBIA-FM and NBC affiliate KOMU-TV. Originally from Minneapolis, Minn., Stokes is a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and an even prouder Minnesota Twins fan.

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