IPS School Board

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Wednesday, August 26, 2015. (Extended Interview With IMPD Chief Rick Hite Starts At 1:01:48 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). In the wake of the firestorm of community criticism to a proposal by Ten Point Coalition’s Rev. Charles Harrison that IMPD should employ “stop and frisk” tactics to reduce the […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Monday, August 10, 2015.  (Interview With Caitlin Hannon Starts At 1:08:52 On PODCAST Media Player). In the first resignation from the IPS School Board in eight years, Caitlin Hannon announced Monday she was resigning from the Board to start work creating an educational non-profit. Hannon who was elected in […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Monday, July 6, 2015.  Sometimes, a single listener call can be a bombshell that goes off and galvanizes and impacts the community in many ways.  That happened on the July 6 program when “Ladonna” called with the program on an Open Line Day.  (Chase Branch Closing Bombshell Starts At […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Thursday, May 28, 2015.  (At The 53:45 Mark Of PODCAST Media Player). Electric cars and the City of Indianapolis haven’t had been embroiled in controversy from the start.  First there was the controversy over the Blue Indy electric car sharing service, where the City wanted electric customers in the […]

In reporting on and attending Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Board Meetings for over thirty-five years, this past Sunday was the weirdest, most unusual IPS Board meeting ever! It started when on March 18th, the IPS School Board announced that they would “Meet in a Special Called Meeting on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 1:00 – […]

In a final effort to get you prepared to vote on this Tuesday, November 4th, we gathered together in one location, all our 2014 Afternoons with Amos Interviews with Candidates for County, State, Federal, Legislative, Township and School Board Offices. Plus the interview that rocked the IPS School Board Race, the Refusal of a Major […]

In enrollment and size its the largest individual school district in Indiana. But though its enrollment is some 30,800, just 11 less than last school year, the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) serves just 20% of the 153,000 public school students in Indiana’s capital city. Nevertheless, interest about the fate of IPS among the residents of […]

UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION: New information obtained by PraiseIndy.com shows that far more African-American Indianapolis Public School employees are being disproportionally dismissed than previously reported in an effort to close a whopping $30 million dollar budget deficit. We have NOW LEARNED that forty-seven (47) of the fifty-nine (59) employees being dismissed for the upcoming 2013-2014 […]

In her first week on the job running Indiana’s second largest school district, Dr. Peggy Hinckley talked to the community on Afternoons with Amos about her goals and challenges in keeping IPS moving forward after the retirement of Dr. Eugene White.  Dr. Hinckley, a veteran educator who ran the Warren Township Schools for eleven years, […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 47 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Rev. Landrum Shields, Pastor, Civic and Civil Rights Leader, builder of bridges between communities, died Monday at the age of 84.  A group of community leaders appeared on Afternoons with Amos to discuss the significance of Rev. Shields’ ministry, life and community contributions. Hear the […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 52 Minutes. Audio ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. The President of the Indianapolis Public School Board Elizabeth Gore appeared on Afternoons with Amos and covered a number of education issues facing IPS. From the possible state takeover of several IPS high school and middle schools, to improving parental involvement, publicizing IPS programs, […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 46 Minutes. ©2010 WTLC/Radio One. Afternoons with Amos broadcast live from IPS School 15, Thomas Gregg School on the first day of school. School 15 is one that worked with the United Way and the Near Eastside and Martindale/Brightwood neighborhoods to improve attendance on Day One. In Part 2 Amos […]