Indy Schools Chief Wants Probe of Charter Schools

The president of the Indiana Public Charter Schools Association says the state’s charters don’t turn away disabled and homeless students. Russ Simnick issued that response to an allegation leveled by the head of Indianapolis Public Schools. IPS Superintendent Eugene White requested Monday wants the state to investigate enrollment practices at charter schools in that city.… Continue reading Indy Schools Chief Wants Probe of Charter Schools

Indiana Test Scores Improve

By Rick Howlett State education officials in Indiana says students’ test scores this year are signficantly better than those from 2009. Officials say 74 percent of public school students in grades three through eight passed the English portion of the ISTEP test this year, up from about 70 percent in 2009, while 76 percent passed… Continue reading Indiana Test Scores Improve

Kentucky-In; Indiana-Out for Race to the Top Funds

Kentucky was on the list of 16 finalists the U.S. Department of Education announced today in the running for more than $4 billion in Race to the Top funds. But Indiana is out. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcement Thursday and said the department would interview representatives from… Continue reading Kentucky-In; Indiana-Out for Race to the Top Funds