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.
The boundary zones for some of Indianapolis’ most popular and high performing magnet schools could be narrowed next year in an attempt by district leaders to offer poor and minority students a better chance to be picked in an enrollment lottery.
The Indianapolis Public Schools Board approved a districtwide plan to remove middle school students from combined middle-high schools, expand some elementary schools and create a new stand-alone middle school.