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Schools On The Ballot: Ft. Wayne And New Prairie

Ten school-related measures will appear on local ballots May 5. (Photo Credit: Jessica Whittle Photography/Flickr)

All week we are taking a closer look at the ten school referenda that will appear on ballots around the state May 3. A referendum asks voters in a particular area to choose whether to increase their property taxes to fund schools. We will follow all ten referenda and post results as they come in the […]

No Child Left Behind Update Will Soon Come To Indiana

There’s a new federal education law coming to town. It’s the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the updated version of George W. Bush’s federal education law, No Child Left Behind. Since ESSA was introduced, states have been waiting to learn how it will affect local schools, and it looks like that time is soon. After Congress passed an updated […]

Laws Limiting Charter ‘Authorizer Shopping’ Could Face First Test

Two Indiana laws intended to prevent failing charter schools from escaping closure or accountability through finding another sponsor could face their first test soon. Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary, one of the state’s oldest charter schools, is set to lose its charter this summer after sponsor Ball State University declined to renew it — […]

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