They are Young, Gifted and Black!  Two seniors at Ben Davis High School are among the recipients of 2014 Gates Millennium Scholarships (GMS). Derrick J. Moore II and Michael Araya are among three Indiana students and 1,000 in the nation to earn the prestigious scholarships awarded each year by the Bill & Melinda Gates […]

As a school district, the Indianapolis Public Schools made gains in district performance, but fell slightly short of improving their grade from an “F” to a “D”, in data released today by the Indiana Department of Education.  In the A-F performance grades approved by the State Board of Education and released by DOE, IPS received […]

CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. CLICK HERE TO SEE GRADES FOR SPECIFIC SCHOOLS. 2013 A-F SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY GRADES FOR ALL INDIANA SCHOOLS   After delays over a scandal involving former Supt. Dr. Tony Bennett, and delays concerned the problems conducting the 2013 ISTEP tests online, the State Board of Education and the Indiana Department of Education have […]

Johnson County Fire Claims Third Victim Tuesday Morning A fire that killed two young children on Friday has claimed another life. Sirena Slusher-Abbot had been in a medically induced coma after suffering burns over 30-percent of her body trying to rescue her children.  The 29-year-old mom died from her injuries Tuesday. Fire officials in Nineveh […]

>> Convenience store Clerk Killed in Robbery A convenience store robbery spree early Wednesday morning left a clerk dead and a suspect on the loose for a short time. The clerk was killed around 3 a.m. at the Ricker’s BP in the 6200 block of West 38th Street. Witnesses told police they saw a man […]

Nine of the ten individuals running for the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners and four of the five running for the Wayne Township School Board appeared live on Afternoons with Amos to discuss the issues in their respective school districts.  This month, WTLC-AM and Afternoons with Amos have been interviewing live candidates in six of […]

Lots has been said about the state of public education in Indianapolis, but Afternoons with Amos brought listeners first hand look at a school where Teachers and staff take a direct ownership in their students’ success. AWA’s Friday Live  visit to the Wayne Township Schools’ Ben Davis University High School showed a different type of […]