Three Indianapolis schools under state takeover will be returned to their former home district after the State Board of Education today reversed a decision and denied a private manager's intent to seek charter authorization for the schools.
An end to Indiana's experiment in the takeover of failing schools could happen Wednesday -- again. For the second time, the State Board of Education will vote on the future of four schools, one in Gary and three in Indianapolis.
The graduation rate at Emmerich Manual High School plummeted to 57 percent last year, after a state audit found the school did not have the proper documentation for many of the students designated as leaving to home-school, according to new data obtained by Chalkbeat.
Indianapolis Public Schools Board on Saturday approved plans for three former schools under state intervention, in anticipation Indiana officials will agree next week to return the schools to district control.
The decision whether three Indianapolis schools under state takeover should become charter schools is creating a divide among community groups, parents, teachers, colleges, and city and state officials.
A state board will decide if three former Indianapolis Public Schools taken over by the state will become charter schools. Taylor Bennett talked with education reporter Eric Weddle about how IPS is trying to stop this from happening -- and the district's own plans for the three schools.
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