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Ask Me Anything: Aleesia Johnson, Superintendent Of IPS

A quick read on new IPS head Aleesia Johnson.

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The Future Of Broad Ripple High School

“They’re afraid of competition. They don’t want a charter school cannibalizing their student base.”

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The IPS Magnet School Conundrum

“There are few bigger champions of diversity than white, college-educated city-dwellers. Except when it comes to schools. In that regard, we’re far more like suburbanites than we’d care to admit.”

David Harris The Mind Trust
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The Mind Trust’s Long Road to School Revolution

A local nonprofit has made Indy a national model for education reform—gaining unprecedented power along the way. But behind every success the group’s approach has helped fund lies a debate: Should outside parties have this much influence on public schools?

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Class Act

Salesforce spent $109,000 to cover 152 crowdfunding requests from IPS teachers this year. Here’s some of the back-to-school booty.

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Goodbye, David Letterman: An Oral History

An oral history of the funniest guy ever to call Indy home.

Scott Stulen
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Five Wild Ideas to Make Indy Better

A few of the city’s smartest urban thinkers give their take on what would make Indy a better place.

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Local Notables Paint the Town Yellow for Lemonade Day

“There is no doubt in my mind that we’ll be hearing about these kids down the road,” Jones said, “doing extraordinary things in our community and beyond.”

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Tweets of the Week: Indy Mini, Pacers Prom & More

Said @djindianajones of the Atlanta Hawks’ Shelvin Mack, “Right now we don’t care if u went to butler or pike it’s game 7!!!! #gopacers”

Jeremy Baugh
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School House Rocked: A New Charter School Wants Your Kids

Indianapolis charter schools are signing up students as fast as they can find them. Will reform spell the end of traditional public education?

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Alma Matters: Thoughts on Today's Students

Every year about this time, I get the back-to-school itch. The smell of plastic pencil cases fills the air, and I dream about the days when I broke in a pair of stiff new oxfords, donned an itchy Black Watch plaid jumper, and trudged off to School 84. 

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