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The Details Parents At Indianapolis Takeover Schools Have Been Waiting For

Indianapolis parents say they’re finally hearing some of the answers they’ve been seeking about what activities the charter school company taking over Emmerich Manual High School next year will offer. Manual will have a football program again next year, Jon Hage, president and CEO of takeover company Charter Schools USA, told about two dozen people at a […]

Bennett Raises Possibility Of Withholding IPS Funding Over State Takeovers

Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett raised the possibility that Indianapolis Public Schools’ state funding could be withheld if, as he characterized it, IPS administrators continue to drag their feet during the transition process of state intervention or takeover at six of the district’s schools. “We find ourselves at odds about what the adults want. We […]

Is The Answer For IPS More Magnet Schools?

Indianapolis Public Schools administrators believes they’ve found a new way for the district to compete in the ever-freer marketplace for state-funded education in Indiana: play up the district’s magnet school offerings. IPS currently operates 18 magnet schools, with each offering a different curriculum designed to reach specific sets of student interests and needs. IPS plans […]

IPS: Bring On The Competition

Indianapolis Public Schools superintendent Eugene White drew a bright line Monday between the schools getting help from state-appointed turnaround operators and those the district currently controls, writing on the Hoosier Ed blog his district is “not afraid of competition”: Fear of competition is not what drives us on our continuing path toward excellence — it’s […]

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