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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 [...]

School Rating System Shows Indiana Has More, Not Necessarily Better Charter Schools

Ninth graders listen to Jodie Mojzik's math lesson at George Washington Community High School, a public school in Indianapolis.

If 2011 was the “most successful year” for Indiana schools under the state’s rating system, school-level data analyzed by StateImpact suggest charter schools aren’t sharing in the success. Even though Indiana schools can’t earn higher than a C rating without meeting federal NCLB standards, the data show private and traditional public schools’ average ratings under Public Law [...]

Murdoch-Controlled Company Tapped For Indianapolis Intervention Takes $27M Hit In New York

Rupert Murdoch’s coming in to turn around a failing Indianapolis public school — at least, one of the companies he owns will. The Indiana Department of Education announced Thursday it had appointed Wireless Generation, a News Corp-owned company that helps teachers work with student-level data in the classroom, to help turn around Washington Community High [...]

What Happened To Six Indianapolis Public Schools Thursday?

Six “failing” Indianapolis public schools will either face a state-run takeover or be put on a short state-held leash, we learned Thursday — as we had reported they would. Indiana state superintendent Tony Bennett announced Thursday the state’s Department of Education would bring in private operators to run Manual, Howe, and Arlington High Schools, along [...]

In Gary & Indy, Frustrations Bubble Up Over State Intervention

Gary Community Schools officials say they felt out of the loop on the Indiana Department of Education’s plans to assume management of one of its schools the state labeled as “failing,” reports our partner station Lakeshore Public Radio. Superintendent Myrtle Campbell told reporter Steve Walsh she first learned of the state’s intention to appoint private [...]

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