The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Wednesday, October 28, 2015.  (Interviews With Concerned Clergy President Rev. David Greene, Activist Larry Vaughn and IPS School Board Member Gayle Cosby On Continuing Community Concern On IPS. Discussion/Reaction Starts At 56:37 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). While the Indianapolis Public School Board is delaying a final decision on whether to move […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Friday, August 28, 2015. (Interview With Mayoral Candidate Joe Hogsett Starts At 20:00 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). Democratic mayoral candidate Joe Hogsett appeared on Afternoons with Amos for his 7th interview since announcing he was running for Mayor a year ago. Hogsett came to the program right after […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (Interview Starts At 2:06 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). IPS Supt. Dr. Lewis Ferebee and Arlington HS Principal Stan Law appeared on Afternoons with Amos to talk about the transition of the eastside high school back to IPS control.  Both men talked about a community […]

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 – […]

After nearly two weeks of community incredulity, outrage and anger, the top administrators of the Indianapolis Public Schools backed down and have rescinded their plans for a radical change at how IPS high school graduation ceremonies would be conducted this June.  The District informed high schools today (Jan 12th) that graduation ceremonies would be held […]

Despite a packed IPS School Board meeting that spent nearly two hours listening to impassioned, eloquent pleas from students at both Shortridge High School and Gambold Prep High School, the IPS School Board didn’t listen and voted 4-1 to approve a radical, unprecedented plan to move, some who say “evict”, current Shortridge high school and […]

In a major positive SURPRISE, the Indianapolis Public Schools has improved their overall academic standing according to the State of Indiana.  The Indiana State Board of Education and the Indiana Department of Education awarded IPS an overall District Grade of “D” for the 2013-2014 school year.  The school district’s grades were based upon the performance […]

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Louis Ferebee visited the Eliza Blaker IPS School 55 Pre-School on Indy’s northside to help sell the Mayor’s proposal for having Indianapolis home property owners pay increased property taxes to fund pre-school for four year olds.  Afternoons with Amos Host Amos Brown attended the event […]

A dual audit of the finances and budget procedures of the Indianapolis Public Schools has confirmed that the district has not been operating at a deficit; but rather with a surplus. Members of the IPS Board of School Commissioners were briefed Tuesday evening by Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee on the results of audits conducted by […]

INTERVIEW WITH SUPT. FEREBEE ADDED ALONG WITH COMMUNITY REACTION, PHOTOS & NEW DETAILS! In a stunning announcement, the Indianapolis Public Schools, which had been touting huge deficits in the range of $30 to $40 million dollars for the past few actually is in pretty good financial shape.  IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee told the stunning […]

A year ago the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) asked the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce (Indy Chamber) for assistance in analyzing IPS’ non academic and non classroom operations to see if there were ideas and strategies IPS could utilize to help improve its operations, be more efficient, get better use of its facilities and help […]

New Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee appeared on Afternoons with Amos this week. While he talked with Amos about the weather conditions that have forced schools to be closed most of the week, Ferebee talked about going into IPS classrooms actually teaching students.  And more importantly what those students were telling him they’d […]