NewsEducation / November 25, 2019

Will 3 Takeover Schools -- Emma Donnan, Howe & Manual -- Become Charters? Today Is The Public Hearing

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Will 3 Takeover Schools -- Emma Donnan, Howe & Manual -- Become Charters? Today Is The Public Hearing

The sign at Emmerich Manual High School on the southside of Indianapolis in November 2019.

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Earlier this year, Indiana education leaders made a plan to transition three schools out of state takeover after nearly seven years and into independent charter schools. A public hearing about the charter applications for Emma Donnan Middle School, and Thomas Carr Howe and Emmrich Manual high schools is 5:30 p.m. Monday. WFYI Morning Edition’s Taylor Bennet talked with education reporter Eric Weddle about how this plan could be in jeopardy after Indianapolis Public Schools cut ties with the private company running the three schools. 

The Indiana Charter School Board public hearing is 5:30 p.m. Monday at Manual High School, 2405 Madison Ave. The final vote on the charter applications is Dec. 13.

READ MORE: IPS Ends Deal With Charter Schools USA, Creating Uncertainty For Takeover Schools

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