The Indianapolis Public Schools Board has approved an “innovation and autonomy framework” that will completely reshape the operations of all schools starting next year by decentralizing power. IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee has characterized it as “reinventing” the district.
Sen. Mark Stoops, D-Bloomington, today called for the Indiana legislature to take the dramatic step of passing a bill next week during what is normally a mostly ceremonial session to protect schools and teachers from consequences of an expected steep drop in ISTEP scores.
New high school diploma requirements that drew criticism for a variety of reasons will head back to the drawing board after the State Board of Education voted to postpone any action that would put the diplomas into effect.
The late-start time proposal calling for more than an hour delay was rejected this summer. But superintendent Carole Schmidt told the school board this week that University of Notre Dame fellows are reworking the proposal to address concerns.