The last graduates at three Indianapolis high schools walked across stages Thursday night to receive their diplomas. The 2018 commencement marks the end of students' high school careers and the schools they attended.
At Arlington High School, on Indianapolis' east side, more than 200 students -- including the entire junior class -- have yet to pass a standardized test required to earn a high school diploma. The staff goes to extreme measures to make sure all kids take the test.
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.
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.
Hoosiers "in the know" are getting their answers from the show that does the talking: "Indiana Week In Review." You may tune in for the news, but you'll stay for the no-holds-barred debate and discussion. A look at issues facing...