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Turnaround Schools Will Continue To Compete With IPS For Students, Funds

Manual High School in Indianapolis

The relationship between Indianapolis Public Schools and the turnaround operator tasked with fixing three failing schools is improving, says Jon Hage, CEO of Charter Schools USA. “It’s no longer about what or if but now how we continue to work together because the reality is for the next four years, at least with the current […]

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 […]

Indianapolis Teen Says He Needed Stun Gun To Protect Himself From Bullies

Several groups who advocate for equal rights have come to the defense of an Indianapolis teenager expelled for firing a stun gun in school. The Indiana Youth Group, the Gay Straight Alliance Network and GLAAD have all expressed disappointment in Indianapolis Public School’s decision to expel 17-year-old Darnell “Dynasty” Young. Young, who has told his story […]

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 […]

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