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Judge Rules Indianapolis Mayor Can Revoke Project School's Charter

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard was within his authority as a charter school authorizer to close The Project School, according to an e-mail from the school’s leader. The mayor announced he would revoke the struggling school’s charter two weeks ago, citing poor performance on state standardized tests. School leaders had received a […]

Project School Board Members Tell Mayor New Students Need Time To Catch Up

Parents and students arrived at Wednesday's emergency school board meetings holding homemade signs. Throughout the meeting, they cheered and chanted, 'Save our school!'

A group of parents whose children attend The Indianapolis Project School say they’ll protest an enrollment fair aimed at placing their children in other schools. Mayor Greg Ballard announced Tuesday he plans to revoke the school’s charter because so few of its students passed statewide standardized tests this spring. School leaders met with the mayor’s office […]

Why Mitt Romney's Education Plan Will Sound Familiar To Hoosiers

As James E. Ryan writes for The New York Times‘ Campaign Stops blog, the education plan the Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney unveiled last week flies in the face of conventional wisdom on district boundaries: For the last half-century, just about every education reform — from desegregation to school choice — has taken care to […]

Year in Review: School Choice, Under God

At the beckoning of a scratchy voice piping in over the PA system every morning, students at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic School rise from their seats to recite a prayer together. It’s a typical scene in a parochial school. But there’s one big difference at this school this year: 65 of the students are […]

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