Pike High School on Indianapolis’ north side was once marred by fights and discipline issues. Now, it’s one of the most heralded schools in the country. The school’s evolution started with demanding that students act better, and that has led to them demanding more from themselves.
Many children learn better by taking part in an activity or going on a fieldtrip. Elementary students at Paramount School of Excellence, a charter school near Rural and Riverside Parkway, don’t have to leave the school grounds for science lessons about space and distant galaxies.
Flanner House Elementary — the Indianapolis charter school at the center of a cheating scandal —closes its doors for good Thursday. Mayor Greg Ballard's office says all of its students have found new schools.