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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 […]

On Count Day, IPS Losses Might Not Be As Dramatic As Once Feared

How many students do you count in this photo? (Taken at Indianapolis' Washington High School)

Spencer Lloyd, one of a handful of teachers left at Manual High School after control of the building transfered to turnaround operator Charter Schools USA, called it the $64 million question: How many students would show up for class this semester at four IPS takeover schools? We’re about to get an answer. The Indiana Department […]

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 […]

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