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Dylan Peers McCoy


Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Dylan:

IPS parents are resisting restart at their school. Will the district listen?

Cordova loves the staff at the Westside campus, which educates about 600 students, so overnight, she became an activist. → Read More

What’s an IPS innovation school? Here’s your cheat sheet

Indianapolis Public Schools is already growing its roster of so-called innovation schools for next school year. → Read More

As Indianapolis districts boost teacher pay, charters say they are struggling to compete

Central Indiana schools have found themselves competing for teachers and it's driving up pay. → Read More

How shifting political tides ended Indiana’s ambitious school takeover effort

Nine years and $33 million in extra federal funding after the state took over 5 schools, the State Board of Education ended takeover with little fanfare last week. → Read More

IPS regains control of 3 schools in a dramatic end to state takeover

The takeover schools have had mixed performance under the Florida-based charter network’s management. → Read More

Database: Find out how many home-schoolers were left out of Indiana’s 2019 graduation rates

Those students were wiped off the books because they were labeled as leaving to home-school — a designation that helps boost graduation rates for high schools. → Read More

After rejection, Charter Schools USA could shop for charters for Indianapolis turnaround schools

The nonprofit with ties to the charter network could seek approval from several other authorizers across the state. → Read More

November election could shake up the IPS board. Here’s who is running for reelection

Four seats are on the ballot, and the results could help shape the direction of the state’s largest district for years to come. → 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