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Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Eric:

Indiana's Private School Vouchers Program Costs $173M, Enrollment Stays Flat

Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program cost $172.7 million in scholarships to 36,707 students for the 2019-20 school year, that’s several hundred additional students and $11.3 million more than last school year. → Read More

How to escape a sinking car

Before power windows fail, before water quickly fills the vehicle and tips it downward, you must act immediately to save yourself and passengers. → Read More

High-Speed Internet For All Indiana Schools Is Goal Of New Partnership

A national nonprofit is partnering with Indiana to improve high-speed internet access for schools across Indiana during the next two years. → Read More

Indy School For Immigrants, Refugees Grows Bigger By The Day

An Indianapolis school opened in Fall 2016 for students who’ve lived in the country for less than a year is growing bigger by the day as families flock to it. → Read More

Company hired to help run two IPS schools drops out

State education board still plans to find lead partner for Broad Ripple and Marshall high schools. → Read More

Controversial alternative teaching permit approved by Indiana State Board of Education

The Indiana State Board of Education today voted to approve a controversial proposal that would provide an alternative route for people without a teaching degree to teach high school students. → Read More

Twitter campaign targets Gov. Pence on Common Core

Barrage of tweets comes as Pence speaks to conservative summit in Dallas → Read More

Feds OK Indiana education waiver extension

Decision means Indiana schools will not lose flexibility in how to spend more than $230 million in annual federal funding → Read More

Teachers union to Pence: Pause accountability

Union president Teresa Meredith makes request in letter to governor. → Read More

Flanner House charter school board chief cries foul

The president of the school board for the embattled Flanner House Elementary Charter School pushed back Friday against allegations of cheating that threaten to close it. → Read More

How the Flanner House charter school cheating scandal unfolded

Timeline shows how the student cheating scandal unfolded at the Flanner House Elementary charter school in Indianapolis. → Read More

Lawsuit: Virtual charter school owes $600K for services

Indiana Cyber Charter School, which listed 200 students enrolled for the 2013-14 academic year, provides online courses for students in K-12. → Read More

9,396 bullying incidents reported at Ind. schools last year

More than 9,000 bullying incidents were reported by Indiana's public schools for the 2013-2014 school year, according to statewide data released for the first time this week. → Read More

9 months later, Glenda Ritz discloses $3.3M ISTEP settlement

State education board surprised to learn of ISTEP settlement months after the fact. → Read More

State ed board discussing charter schools, leadership

The Indiana State Board of Education meets today morning to tackle an agenda heavy with issues regarding the state's charter school network and takeover schools. → Read More

IPS considers shrinking budget to $233.5M

The Indianapolis Public Schools Board is considering next year's $233.5 million budget, which is about 1.4 percent less than the current year. → Read More

New test giving teachers back-to-school jitters

Student performance on test tied to teacher pay and school ratings. → Read More

Is state takeover working for failing schools?

Money woes, continued academic failings raise questions → Read More

Lewis Ferebee: IPS won’t bail out Arlington but will stick by neighborhood

Indianapolis Public School superintendent Lewis Ferebee said Thursday that the district won’t bail out Arlington High’s charter school operator, but it won’t abandon the neighborhood, either. → Read More

Rift between Glenda Ritz, state education board widens

Indiana’s education chief Glenda Ritz accuses State Board of Education of trying to wrest control of state education policy through board resolutions. → Read More