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Delphi Community School Corporation

The former superintendent of the Delphi Community Schools has begun to talk about his firing now that a deal is done with the school corporation.

Greg Briles was let go in September after the Delphi School Board raised concerns about how the need for an emergency loan had seemingly snuck up on the district.

He says he’d intended to retire from his most recent job and now he’s not sure what’s next for his career – or for those who might succeed him.

Millions of dollars will make its way to teachers across Indiana through a federal grant award announced Tuesday, as part of efforts to help schools expand teacher professional development opportunities and supports.

Indiana’s only high school for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction wants to move closer to downtown Indianapolis.

Hope Academy is seeking a new charter from the mayor’s office that would allow it to open within the Indianapolis Public Schools boundary. The school also wants to partner with the district.

Parents and others angrily called out the State Board of Education at its meeting today in Gary. They say despite the state’s intervention in local schools students face unsafe buildings, leaky roofs and even lack toilet paper at one school.

Parent LaRona Carter says students have been let down by elected state officials, various appointed boards and the companies hired with tax-dollars to manage the schools. Nine other parents and community members echoed Carter during public comments.

Three students in Indiana were hit and killed last year, as they went to board their school bus. 

Eric Weddle/Indiana Public Media

When she leaves office at the end of next year, Indiana education superintendent Jennifer McCormick will become the last person to be elected Indiana’s top educator. The position will be appointed by the governor starting in 2021 – a choice no longer afforded to the voters.

McCormick visited West Lafayette recently and WBAA’s Stan Jastrzebski sat down with her to talk about choices – including how parents choose schools and how she crafts the next step in her career.

When Indiana lawmakers allowed Ball State University to run Muncie’s public school district, they required the university to come up with a long-term plan for the district that shows “academic innovation.”  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, Ball State and district officials gave teachers the first glimpse of what that could look like this week.

The Vatican temporarily suspended a decree by the Indianapolis Archdiocese to no longer recognize Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School.

In June, the Archdiocese made the decision because Brebeuf leaders refused to fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage.

Today, Brebeuf President, Rev. Bill Verbryke said in a public letter the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome suspended the decree on an interim basis, pending its final response to the school's appeal.

State Unveils ISTEP+ Results For 10th Graders

Sep 19, 2019

Indiana’s 10th graders passed their final state assessment at about the same rate as last year, according to ISTEP scores the state made available this week.

Two major law centers are taking aim at school voucher programs across the country. The groups are kicking off a new campaign to drive more public dollars to public schools, called Public Funds Public Schools. 

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