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Lead poisoning affecting literacy rates in Indianapolis

Indianapolis NAACP conducted lead testing in city schools and found shocking results. (Photo/provided by Gary Holland)

Test-optional? How Indiana students are choosing to submit their scores to colleges

In a landscape where the path to higher education is shifting, Indiana’s students are making pivotal choices that could shape their academic futures.

IPS superintendent talks equity in state of the district address

In the State of the District Address on Sept. 20, Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Aleesia Johnson gave an update on the Rebuilding Stronger Plan that had previously faced criticism from educators and families.

Florida criticized for controversial Black history standards

The Florida Board of Education has recently given its approval for new standards aimed at teaching Black history in public schools. However, the decision...

RISE INDY working to bridge the literacy gap

RISE INDY’S new Freedom Readers Champion program is tackling literacy rates head-on. The local nonprofit hosted the second of three swag bag pickups for its...

Indiana’s school voucher program use at all-time high, but there are fewer low-income families

BY ERIC WEDDLE Participation in Indiana’s taxpayer-funded private school voucher program jumped to the highest level since its start over a decade ago – even...

The EduVerse with ProfessorJBA: We can’t keep doing school business as usual; it’s time to reimagine education

Retired educator, Aaron Fernander, would often quote to us in staff meetings, “Teach the children!” He didn’t want us focused on anything other than...

You cannot box us in: What schools need to know about the black male teacher experience (part II)

Have you ever been put in a box? Society does it often, especially regarding Black males from particular communities. Additionally, Black men get put...

Indiana governor signs bills targeting LGBTQ students

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor has signed a bill that would require schools to notify a parent if a student requests a name or pronoun change at school. The bill is one of the final bills approved in a legislative session that had targeted LGBTQ+ people, especially students. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's approval of the legislation on Thursday comes in a year when Republican-led legislatures around the country are seeking to curb LGBTQ+ rights, specifically targeting transgender people's participation in sports, workplaces and schools, as well as their access to health care. Holcomb also signed into law a bill that could make it easier to ban books from public school libraries.

After tumultuous 2020, schools prepared for delta variant

Troy Knoderer, chief academic officer for the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Lawrence Township, hopes the delta variant of COVID-19 won’t force students back...
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