So how did Arlington's comeback year end and what is next for A New Day? WFYI education reporter Eric Weddle spent the 2015-16 school year reporting from inside the school -- it was the year Arlington was returned to Indianapolis Public Schools Corp. after three years of a state-takeover.
Arlington Community High School is back under local control after three years of a state mandated takeover. Over the past seven months the behavior problems that once derailed normalcy during the start of the school year have been curtailed as students and staff build relationships. WFYI education reporter Eric Weddle has been spending a lot of time at Arlington since August for the series “A New Day." He says the school’s response to a popular student’s killing last month reveals small steps of progress and the challenges ahead.
On Saturday Feb. 27 Arlington High School will present Broken Bondage: A Time To Celebrate Us. The production mixes live music, acting, dancing and singing to tell the struggles and inspiration of black Americans. It's the first theatrical performance in the northeast side school since it restarted last summer.
An Arlington High School football player was found dead in a car of an apparent shooting a few blocks just south of the Northeastside school Wednesday. The death of the popular 16-year-old Jaylan Murray plunged the school into a state of shock and mourning. At the start of school Thursday an assembly was held to tell students that the junior was killed.
Arlington Community High School Principal Stan Law told the State Board of Education Wednesday that the school had seen a “nearly 100 percent turnaround” in student behavior but there is still much improvement to be made.
During fall break, some students are required to attend remedial lessons in math and English to help them pass required exams during. Improving academics is vital as Arlington remains under the eye of the state yet some juniors and seniors have never taken the required math and English tests.
The Peace Learning Center is coming to Arlington Community High School to teach students how to control their emotions and resolve conflict through a peer mediation program. The help comes as the school staff prepare for a so-called “restart” after fall break to set a new tone at the Northeast side school. WFYI education reporter Eric Weddle has more.
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