Seismic Shift at Shortridge

October 18, 2018 0

by Cheryl Reed The American Civil War was still raging and President Abraham Lincoln was seeking his second term in 1864 when the Indianapolis High School opened in a former elementary school building downtown. The […more…]

One Indy Program Improves IPS Culture

August 27, 2018 0

by Chris Bavender An initiative by the Peace Learning Center is helping IPS schools move from punitive to restorative discipline practices. Billed as a holistic program, One Indy was started four years ago and has […more…]

Broad Ripple High School

August 17, 2018 0

by Thomas P. Healy Last year’s vote by the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Commissioners to accept the IPS administration’s recommendation to “reinvent” the number and location of its high schools resulted in the shuttering […more…]

Rebirth at School 55

July 13, 2018 0

by Cheryl Reed In some ways, the evolution of IPS Eliza A. Blaker School 55—from its start 60 years ago as a traditional elementary school to one of the district’s most sought-after magnet schools this […more…]

(Almost) For Sale

October 27, 2017 0

by Thomas P. Healy Two historic Midtown schools were affected by the City of Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners’ September 18 vote to “reinvent” Indianapolis public high schools. [PDF] Beginning with the 2018–19 school year, […more…]

Broad Ripple High School Facing Closure

August 17, 2017 0

by Jim Grim The Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners is scheduled to vote September 18 on a plan to move Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) to an “all-choice model” for the district’s high schools. The school […more…]