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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 [...]

Parents Rally To Save The Project School After Mayor Says He'll Revoke 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.

Parents of students who attend The Project School in Indianapolis reacted with frustration and anger Wednesday after the school board outlined what would happen if the mayor’s office revoked its charter. Board members learned Tuesday afternoon that Mayor Greg Ballard intended to close the school after just 29 percent of students passed the spring ISTEP+ [...]

Mailbag: Teaching Testing As A Literary Genre

Is it “mumbo-jumbo for ISTEP preparation” — or a “clever” approach to getting ready for high-stakes tests? Last week’s post on a Bloomington charter school’s practice of teaching a short unit on standardized testing as a literary genre garnered quite a few varied reactions. (If you missed the post, check it out here.) A shortened radio version [...]

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