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Students Must Learn Operators' New Rules At State Takeover Schools

A group of new math teachers working at the three Indianapolis turnaround schools run by Charter Schools USA work on lesson plans. The Florida company relied heavily on Teach For America recruits to staff the schools last year.

Can a tucked-in shirt or a handshake turn around a failing school? According to a series of articles this weekend in the Indianapolis Star, the new operators of four struggling Indianapolis Public Schools are using structure and discipline to communicate their expectations to students. Scott Elliott writes that at Arlington, which is now under the […]

What The Indiana Department Of Education Says About Seclusion Rooms

Ohio limits the use of seclusion rooms in mental institutes and children’s residential facilities, but not in public schools, writes StateImpact Ohio‘s Molly Bloom and The Columbus Dispatch‘s Jennifer Smith Richards: Some teachers say that seclusion rooms are effective tools when used properly. No law governs seclusion rooms, and the Ohio Department of Education has provided little guidance […]

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