DEVELOPING STORY CHECK FOR UPDATES. AFTERNOONS WITH AMOS WILL FOCUS ON THIS ISSUE TODAY AT 1PM! NEW INFO: The State announced three companies, included the Indianapolis-based, Black-owned/managed operator of Charles Tindley Charter school, are the companies that may run schools the state takes over. EdPower (Chas Tindley), Edison Schools and Charter Schools USA are the vendors chosen potential Turnaround School Operators by the Indiana Department of Education.
Six Indianapolis Public Schools, five high schools and one middle school have been labeled by the Indiana Department of Education as “F” or Failing Schools. The six, Arlington, Broad Ripple, Howe, Washington and Manual High Schools and Emma Donna Middle School were placed on Academic Probabtion for the sixth straight year. Under state law that means the State can intervene and order remedial action that could include the closure of the school or having another organization, not IPS, operate the school.
Northwest High School, that had been on Academic Probation for five straight years, made enough progress to be taken off probation and classified as having made “Academic Progress”.
More details on the fate of these IPS Schools will be announced later today at a press conference.