Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star

Emma Kate Fittes

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Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Emma:

Why a candidate for governor wants to end vouchers, even though it’s politically ‘not possible’

One candidate vying for the Democratic nomination in Indiana’s governor’s race is proposing a sweeping and unlikely plan to raise teacher pay. → Read More

Back for more: DeVos returns to Indianapolis for a repeat visit to an innovation school

Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis, and its educational model, are once again getting attention from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. → Read More

What students do after graduating could determine their high school’s rating

Changes being weighed would account for the percentage of students enlisted, employed, or enrolled in post-secondary education within a year of graduating. → Read More

5 times problems derailed Indiana’s standardized tests

Indiana’s history of problems with standardized testing did not end with its old ISTEP exam. Here are five other times in the last decade the state ran into problems. → Read More

Take a sneak peek inside HSE's new Southeastern Elementary School

When students walk in to Southeastern Elementary in Fishers on Aug. 7, they will be in an school unlike any other in the area. → Read More

Hot Property: California contemporary home stands out among traditional West Clay homes

The 7,658 square-foot, four bedroom California contemporary home at 13086 Horseferry Road, currently listed for $1,799,900. → Read More

Why Carmel Schools says it needs a safety referendum

Carmel Clay Schools will ask voters in November to approve a tax increase to pay for increased security measures. → Read More

Some Carmel teachers will drive school buses next year as driver shortage continues

The district has struggled to find bus drivers for years. → Read More

Carmel Clay Schools will consider asking voters to approve a safety referendum

The district could be one of the first in the state to put a school safety referendum on the ballot, a new funding option created by lawmakers. → Read More

Four major summer construction projects are underway at schools in Carmel, Fishers and Westfield

Here's what you should know, and when the work is expected to be done, at schools in Carmel, Fishers and Westfield. → Read More

Hot Property: A very unusual $1.1 million Fishers home

What looks like a traditional-style house from the outside opens up to a massive, modern open living space full of eclectic art pieces. → Read More

Here's when the Carmel schools redistricting process will start

Carmel Clay Schools will need to redraw at least some of its school boundaries before its two new elementary schools open. → Read More

Carmel teachers may get the biggest raise in 10 years, superintendent said. Here's why.

The Carmel Clay Schools district already approved a raise for nonteachers, including administrators and nurses. → Read More

Children who go to preschool are better prepared for kindergarten. But is that enough?

Should Indiana worry about research on long-term results to justify an expansion, or should it stay focused on getting children ready for kindergarten? → Read More

Children who go to preschool are better prepared for kindergarten. But is that enough?

Is getting kids ready for kindergarten enough — or should Indiana demand more? Here's what research says. → Read More

Why the HSE school board isn't abandoning Fishers Elementary as originally planned

The Fishers district instead will turn its attention to Durbin Elementary, which is at 100 percent capacity and might prove expensive to expand. → Read More

Carmel is considering changing school start times. Here's when students would start.

Carmel Clay Schools is asking parents for feedback on the potential changes. → Read More

'We will do better': Acting HSE board president apologizes after controversial comments

Read Sylvia Shepler's full apology months after her comments on gender identity sparked controversy. → Read More

Here's your 2019 guide to Indianapolis area farmers markets

Looking for some fresh veggies? Or some artisan pastries? Here's a list of all the farmers markets with 10 or more vendors to get you started. → Read More

Preschool glossary: The terms you need to know

Early childhood education can be complicated and confusing. With this glossary, you'll be speaking the language in no time. → Read More