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With 'New Vision' On Board, IPS Schools Chief Eugene White Opts To Retire

Indianapolis Public Schools superintendent Eugene White prepares for Tuesday night's school board meeting, at which he later announced his retirement.

Acknowledging the newly-elected Indianapolis school board’s desire for a change in direction, the head of Indiana’s second-largest school district announced his retirement Tuesday night. Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Eugene White will step down on April 5 after more than seven years at the district. White presided over IPS during a period when test scores generally [...]

IPS Will Challenge State Funding Figures In Ongoing Takeover Fight

Indianapolis Public Schools officials will appeal a State Board of Education decision the district says erroneously awards too much money to the management teams in charge of four takeover schools. The board allocated $13.9 to the schools based on September 2011 enrollment figures, but Superintendent Eugene White says that’s about $5 million too much. He [...]

What's Next After Alabama School Board Passes On White For Top Job?

Indianapolis Public Schools superintendent Eugene White came within one vote of the top job in the Mobile, Alabama school district, reports Scott Elliott of the Indy Star. But after the Mobile school board ultimately opted to hire a compromise candidate (the current interim superintendent) it appears White will be staying in Indianapolis — at least [...]

'Eugene White Doesn't Want To Be Kicked Around'

If Indianapolis Public Schools superintendent Eugene White is leaving, it won’t be for Greenville, S.C. Greenville’s school board decided to pass on White and appoint an in-house candidate as their next superintendent last night. White interviewed Tuesday for the top job in Mobile, Ala., where he’s a finalist. Why make for the exit now? For one [...]

The Difference Waivers Make In Indiana's Graduation Rates

More than 85 percent of Indiana students graduated from high school at the end of last school year — a new record that represents the fifth straight year of increases. But that doesn’t mean all of them passed the state tests they’re supposed to pass in order to earn their diploma.

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