Some are questioning the academic progress of charter schools after Ball State University said it would close two Indianapolis charters.
$40 million of the education increase Pence is asking for would go to charter schools. The increase would amount to about $1,500 per charter school pupil.
Families and private schools get $4,800 per student from the state’s voucher program. Governor Pence's proposal would eliminate that cap entirely.
Residents of Dugger, Ind., are trying to keep the schools in their tiny town open.
IPS is supporting a plan that could bring some charters under the district's umbrella. But the ISTA says it's too similar to the state's takeover plan.
Rural charters are still exceedingly rare. But reopening old buildings as charters has helped keep schools in some Indiana communities.
The United Way of Central Indiana is now giving away grants to childcare centers and charter schools.
Christel DeHaan says she supports a review of the A-F grading system.
Students in subgroups of the population such as minorities or those in poverty outperform their public school counterparts, a study shows.
Ball State officials say the schools did not meet the standards set out in their own charters.