Stephanie Wang, Chalkbeat

Stephanie Wang


Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Stephanie:

How many hours should online students spend learning? Indiana could pick a number.

After the state lost $47 million in the Indiana Virtual School enrollment scandal, Indiana lawmakers want to make sure online students are showing up. → Read More

In 2011, Indiana took over five struggling schools. Here’s a timeline of how it went.

Here’s a quick history of school takeover in Indiana. → Read More

Students need restorative skills ‘as much as they need math and science,’ Indianapolis educators say

Restorative justice is based on simple concepts, but adopting practices in schools is not a simple flip of a switch, an Indianapolis educator said. → Read More

A tiny Indiana town saw promise in virtual charter schools. Then things started to unravel.

Daleville’s inability to prevent the alleged abuse of public dollars has become a cautionary tale for charter authorizers. → Read More

Indianapolis Public Schools is poised to renew two innovation school agreements

Five years into Indianapolis Public Schools’ unconventional partnerships with charter operators, the district appears likely to renew its first contracts amid some positive initial results. → Read More

Charter Schools USA loses charter bid, giving IPS a shot at reclaiming takeover schools

The board’s decision marked a major victory for Indianapolis Public Schools, which could win back the three schools that have been under state takeover since 2011. → Read More

Holcomb’s education agenda looks to address teacher pay, unfunded mandates in 2021

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is looking to tee up issues such as improving teacher pay and eliminating unfunded mandates for 2021. → Read More

‘I want my kid’s teacher to stay’: Support for Indiana educators extends beyond Red for Ed rally

Thousands of educators attended Tuesday’s Red for Ed rally, but many Hoosiers also lent their support from far outside the Indiana Statehouse. → Read More

Live updates: Thousands of Indiana teachers converge on the Statehouse for Red for Ed rally

As many as 12,000 Hoosier educators are expected to rally on the ceremonial first day of the legislative session, asking lawmakers for increased school funding and teacher pay. → Read More

Election 2019: Indiana districts see mixed results on 13 school referendum requests

Voters across Indiana, weighing school referendum requests from 10 districts in Tuesday’s elections, approved seven measures and turned down six others. → Read More

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