An Indianapolis school reform group has sent a letter to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence asking him to condemn racial bullying and other "horrifying acts" happening in schools related to the presidential election.
Indianapolis Public Schools saw drops in ISTEP scores at the vast majority of schools. Scores fell across the state, but the situation was worse in IPS, where the passing rate went down by 4 percentage points to 25.3 percent in 2016.
Indianapolis Public Schools board members are set to vote Thursday on a proposal to join a common enrollment system that would allow families to use a single process to apply simultaneously to traditional public schools and potentially dozens of local charter schools.
Purdue University is launching a STEM-focused charter high school in Indianapolis with the goal of getting more inner-city graduates ready for college or head directly into a career, said President Mitch Daniels.