Stephanie Wang, Chalkbeat

Stephanie Wang


Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Stephanie:

Here are the Indiana education stories we plan to cover this year — and how you can help

We at Chalkbeat Indiana want to be transparent about our coverage plans to hold ourselves accountable and seek your input, too. → Read More

Teachers who continued to work at failing Indiana virtual schools won’t get a final paycheck

For weeks, as the virtual schools threatened to shutter without state dollars, teachers asked whether they would be paid but said they didn’t get a direct answer. → Read More

Indiana schools still struggle to report bullying. Here’s why it’s so hard to capture.

When surveyed by the state, most districts reported that officials struggled over how to report behavior that didn’t clearly fall under the definition of bullying. → Read More

2 Indiana virtual schools face swift closure as they shrug off blame for enrollment scandal

Daleville could issue a final decision in a month that could close both scandal-plagued virtual charter schools at the end of September. → Read More

Preschool can cost parents $9,000. Most Indiana 4-year-olds are left behind.

IndyStar and Chalkbeat Indiana are examining early childhood education. The big question: How much, and how quickly, will Indiana invest in pre-K? → Read More

An Indianapolis teacher uses his own school struggles to help students with special needs

Now a teacher at Damar Charter Academy, Shay Daily's own struggles in school inspired him to help students who face challenges themselves at school. → Read More

Join us for a story slam during Teacher Appreciation Week

A selection of teachers will tell their true stories live at this free event May 10, co-hosted by Teachers Lounge Indy and Chalkbeat Indiana at the Tube Factory Artspace. → Read More

‘A shot across the bow’: Indiana cuts back on public funding for virtual charter schools

In the new budget approved late Wednesday, lawmakers dropped funding levels for online students to 85 percent of what students at brick-and-mortar public schools receive. → Read More

This Indianapolis teacher’s salary covered the basics. Then came everything her students needed

"I started my teaching career really anxious — anxious about all the policies and strategies and paperwork, etc. ... along with how much money I was not making." → Read More

Indiana lawmakers nix plan to let charter schools share local funding increases

But one lawmaker indicated that he’s interested in reviving the discussion. → Read More

How Lewis Ferebee forged peace with charter competitors to reshape Indianapolis schools

While innovation school supporters paint a rosy turnaround narrative, Lewis Ferebee is leaving IPS before some of the most telling results bear out. → Read More

Indiana seeks $10 million federal grant to find gaps in early childhood education

Too many poor children in rural areas, children in foster care, and toddlers lack access to high-quality preschools, state leaders fear. → Read More

‘Indiana’s war on teachers is winning’: Here’s what superintendents say is causing teacher shortages

In an Indiana State University survey, 91 percent of districts who responded reported experiencing a teacher shortage. → Read More

Why this Indianapolis principal worries about the children who don’t go to preschool

Wayne Township Preschool Principal Kathryn Raasch was recently named a 2018 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. → Read More

Who’s in charge of rethinking Manual High School’s ‘offensive’ mascot?

Manual is only one of two Indiana schools still holding onto the Redskins mascot. → Read More

Meet the newly elected Indianapolis Public Schools board members

Learn more about where the new Indianapolis Public Schools board members stand on issues such as the district’s budget woes, school closings, and innovation schools. → Read More

Election results 2018: Track the IPS board races and referendums

Track live election results of the Indianapolis Public Schools board races and the referendums. → Read More

Most of Indiana is a licensed child care ‘desert’ for infants and toddlers, new report says

These “child care deserts" can limit families’ access to early childhood programs during a critical time in children's development. → Read More

Indiana lawmakers went to preschool. Here’s what they learned

Early childhood advocates want lawmakers to see how high-quality preschool can help children living in poverty, in the hopes of expanding access to pre-K next year. → Read More

What helps fight poverty in Indianapolis? Pre-K and charter schools, mayors say

One landmark study has shown that Indianapolis is one of the toughest cities for people born in poverty to move up on the economic ladder. → Read More