Education news

IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee was named as the next leader of Washington, D.C. public schools today by the mayor.

This new high profile position will hold national influence as Ferebee will likely continue his work started in Indianapolis five years ago to turnaround struggling schools. He's expected to start this position full-time on January 31st. Ferebee will be paid a base salary of $280,000 but he still needs to be confirmed by the council of the District of Columbia. 

Indiana ACLU Sues East Allen County Schools

Nov 30, 2018
Rebecca Green


The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit today against East Allen County Schools alleging Leo Junior Senior. High School hampered the development of a Gay Straight Alliance club, or GSA.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of Leo Pride Alliance states school administrators insisted on the name Leo Pride Alliance, rather than GSA. PRIDE is the school’s acronym for “Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diligence and Excellence.”

IU Opens Title IX Investigation Concerning Law Professor

Nov 30, 2018
Courtesy IU Communications

  Indiana University has opened a Title IX investigation involving an associate professor of law.

In a statement, University Spokesperson Chuck Carney says the university cannot comment on details of the personnel matter.

“We take these processes very seriously and will determine the facts in the case,” Carney says.

Vince Bertram Resigns From State Board Of Education

Nov 27, 2018

Vince Bertram resigned from the State Board of Education over the weekend.

Steve Burns / WFIU/WTIU News file photo


About 31 percent of faculty members voted to approve the measure, while 22 percent opposed it. 24 percent voted to abstain and the rest didn’t participate in the vote.

In a letter sent to faculty after the vote, the trustees say they remain confident in McCoy’s ability to lead the institution and say the vote of no confidence is unwarranted.

Teacher Pay A Top Issue For State Lawmakers

Nov 20, 2018

Lawmakers are gearing up for the upcoming legislative session, and a big topic on their minds is teacher pay. The general assembly will craft the state’s two year budget during the session, and that includes school funding support.

A second school employee filed a discrimination charge against Roncalli High School and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Friday. 

Schools are getting letter grade ratings this year from both the state and federal government, and because of new education law, some schools will get two different ratings.

Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) resigned Friday as the chairman of the powerful Education & Career Development Committee. He said in a statement the position is rewarding, but it has also been demanding for him and his family. 

On Friday, the Indiana Department of Education announced its six-year plan to further implement science, technology, engineering, and math into Indiana’s K-12 schools. This push aims to prepare Indiana’s students for college and careers.

In the upcoming legislative session, the IDOE plans to request $20 million in funding to support STEM programs across the state.

Amanda McCammon, the IDOE’s Workforce & STEM Alliances chief, says helping schools overcome funding challenges and providing equitable access to STEM programs across the state will be essential.