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House approves additional funding to meet public school growth

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—When more than 6,000 extra students showed up in Indiana’s public schools, there wasn’t enough money in local school budgets to handle them. Wednesday, the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee addressed that funding shortfall by approving House Bill 1001, which would allow the state to transfer up to $25 million […]

Commentary: Sunshine on a cloudy year

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Commentary: Sunshine on a cloudy year

By Michael Leppert Contrariana.com Last March, storm clouds moved into the area and dumped a strange and frightening thing on us. It was so unfamiliar, and so scary that it paralyzed our common senses and separated us from our normal and trademark pragmatism. Those clouds ruined an otherwise lovely day. And that day became two, […]

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Eight schools awarded grant money to improve student performance

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than $8 million is headed to eight Indiana schools to help them make improvements designed to raise achievement levels in low performing schools. Glenda Ritz, state superintendent of public instruction announced the recipients of the federal School Improvement Grants Wednesday. “I am happy to announce the recipients of the […]

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IPS upping pay to help attract and retain quality teachers

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Educators in the Indianapolis Public School district are receiving their first significant pay hike in five years. Amid the teacher shortage, IPS prioritized teacher raises as a step in retaining and attracting quality teachers. “Research clearly shows that teachers have the most direct impact on student achievement,” Justin Ohlemiller, […]

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IPS changes reflect several Stand for Children recommendations but lacks focus on teacher retention

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Public School district is making several changes to their operation from how students are enrolled in school to how they attract school leaders. IPS used many of the recommendations from Stand for Children Indiana’s “Every Child, Every Neighborhood” vision. The vision was included in the IPS strategic plan […]

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New law: Schools to have more freedom to improve learning environment

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Teachers across the state will have a chance to try to jumpstart innovation at their schools under legislation that will take effect July 1. The new law expands a program that had been limited to Indianapolis Public Schools, which has used the so-called “innovation networks” to try to turn […]