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| October 5, 2017
Most A-Rated IPS Schools Are Independent Of District Policies

Three years ago School 103 on the Far Eastside was struggling, more than most city schools. Few students were learning at grade level and the state would soon consider intervention. In response, Indianapolis Public Schools Board used a new law that allows struggling schools to contract with a charter school company and run independently of district policies.  The […]

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| October 5, 2017
IPS Innovation Schools get accountability grade boost from ISTEP growth

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — More Indiana schools are doing better. At least, according to the state’s accountability report.  The report, out Wednesday morning, shows nearly two-thirds of Hoosier schools got an “A” or a “B”, up slightly from last year.  Numerous schools went from a “D” to an “A” and six of the schools went all […]

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| October 5, 2017
IPS Innovation Schools get accountability grade boost from ISTEP growth

Numerous schools went from a “D” to an “A” and six of the schools went all the way from an “F” to an A.

Two of those schools with such drastic improvements were IPS Innovation Network Schools launched by The Mind Trust, Phalen Leadership Academy School 103 and Riverside 44.

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| October 4, 2017
Franklin Central, Pike, Speedway only traditional Marion County high schools to receive ‘A’ rating

More Indiana schools received high marks on state report cards last school year, but education leaders aren’t sure there’s much to celebrate.

The state’s A-F letter grades were released Wednesday by the State Board of Education, and nearly one-third of the state’s schools were A-rated.

Another third of schools received a B-rating, meaning nearly two-thirds of the state’s schools are now A or B schools, but state officials caution that high grades don’t tell the whole story.

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| October 4, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools sees little A-F change but innovation schools got top grades

f the nine Indianapolis Public Schools that received A grades from the state, six are innovation schools.

The state letter grades, which were approved Wednesday, are another sign that innovation schools are improving test scores at some of the district’s most chronically low-performing schools. The other three IPS schools that received top marks from the state are magnet schools on the district’s north side.

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