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Dylan Peers McCoy


Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Dylan:

A new Indianapolis teacher residency focuses on practice over theory

Practice lessons are at the core of the teacher residency program of Relay Graduate School of Education, which opened a campus in Indianapolis this year. → Read More

Hidden dropouts: How Indiana schools can write off struggling students as home-schoolers

The number of students in Indiana's class of 2018 leaving to home-school suggests an understatement of the state's dropout problems → Read More

Indianapolis charter school for troubled youth closes days before school starts

Marion Academy enrolled about 120 students in grades 6 to12 last year. → Read More

After interviewing 3 candidates, IPS board is close to tapping the next superintendent

The school board president is performing more due diligence before the board offers the position. → Read More

IPS board chooses finalists for superintendent after interviews

The school board met with five semi-finalists Tuesday behind closed doors and chose the final pool of candidates, said board president Michael O’Connor. → Read More

In bid to attract superintendent candidates, IPS board lists few job requirements

The IPS board also agreed to keep the names of the initial applicants private. → Read More

Indiana Senate Republicans hope to curb funding cuts to high-poverty districts

The Indiana Senate is aiming to craft a plan that would cushion losses for districts that depend on so-called complexity funding. → 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

Mind Trust gets $24 million to fund innovation and charter school expansion, new teacher recruitment

The nonprofit that is one of the chief backers of Indianapolis Public Schools’ partnerships with charter managers. → Read More

After years of gains, most IPS high schools see dips in graduation rates

Five Indianapolis Public Schools campuses had declines of more than 3 percentage points → Read More

IPS swears in three new board members, including two skeptics of the administration

The members voted unanimously for the current board officers to remain in their positions. → Read More

Find your school’s 2018 graduation rate

Across the state, 88 percent of students graduated, compared to 87 percent in 2017. → Read More

Indianapolis Public Schools teachers win big raises — and more pay bumps could be on the way

Most teachers’ salaries will go up by at least $2,586 per year. → Read More

These are the 7 schools IPS leaders are most worried about

Three of the seven campuses identified are innovation schools. → Read More

Why it's hard to compare Indianapolis schools under the A-F grading system

Schools with virtually identical results on state tests can receive vastly different letter grades. → Read More

Whistleblower calls for new IPS union election after scandal

The president of the IPS union resigned under pressure after an ISTA investigation indicated she mishandled $100,000. → Read More

Election 2018: Will voters choose to spend more on Indianapolis Public Schools?

Educators, parents, and students in the state’s largest school district will soon learn whether local residents are willing to raise taxes to give more money to schools. Tuesday’s pivotal vote on two tax referendums will send a signal about how city voters view the fast-changing school system — and shape the future for students and teachers … → Read More

Here’s a rundown of the Indianapolis Public Schools board races for the 2018 election

The November school board election will put to the test whether these critics of Superintendent Lewis Ferebee’s administration and his policies have broad community support. → Read More

Indiana teachers union spends big on Indianapolis Public Schools in election

But public disclosures do not capture the full spending on the election. → Read More

How Indianapolis Public Schools is revamping student teaching

Indianapolis Public Schools aims to reshape student teaching so teachers are better supported and the students have a better experience. → Read More