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To Make Ends Meet In New Home, Project Libertas Will Receive Voucher Dollars

The Indianapolis parents and teachers behind Project Libertas, the self-styled “independent-communal-startup” school we first told you about last March, have now moved an entire school three times. After Mayor Greg Ballard ordered The Project School closed last summer, about 20 families from the former charter held classes for 39 students last year — first in [...]

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 [...]

Parents Keeping Options Open As Project School Hearing Moves To Federal Court

Families mill around the table for The Indianapolis Project School at an enrollment fair Thursday night, July 27, 2012. The office of Mayor Greg Ballard set up the enrollment fair initially to help families find new schools where they can enroll their students after The Project School's charter was revoked. A legal battle, though, has delayed the school's closure, so the school participated in the enrollment fair.

We’ve been following the debate over the fate of a charter school in Indianapolis that highlights a difficulty in meshing school choice and accountability statewide. The latest in the case from Indiana Public Media: Leaders of Indianapolis’ Project School Board of Directors say the school‘s case against the city has been moved to Federal Court. [...]

Indianapolis Project School Leaders File Court Papers Hoping To Save Charter

Parents and students packed The Project School in Indianapolis for an emergency school board meeting Wednesday afternoon. Mayor Greg Ballard’s office announced Tuesday it planned to close the school, citing poor academic performance and academic struggles.

Leaders of an Indianapolis charter school have filed legal documents asking a judge to stop Mayor Greg Ballard from shutting them down. Ballard’s office announced plans last week to revoke The Indianapolis Project School’s charter — leaving more than 350 students roughly two weeks to find a new school — citing low test scores and “questions about [...]

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