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  • 2015 Budget Comparison Shows District’s Discipline and Planning

    Indianapolis Public Schools recently adopted the final version of our district budget for the year. A comparison between our draft and adopted budgets shows how as a district we’ve planned for the revenue reductions we were told were coming.

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  • Crispus Attucks Stands as Pillar of Historic Community

    Walking in the doors of Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School the first thing you notice are the senior class photos. The composites line the hallways and lend to the aura of the school. A school so deeply etched in the history of Indianapolis.

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  • Crispus Attucks Basketball Legacy Lives On

    A man walks into the gym at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School. The Varsity Tigers are in the middle of basketball practice, but they look up as the man begins to speak. “Prove 'em wrong,” he says before walking out.

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  • Shortridge IB Partnership, Principal Announced

    It’s an exciting announcement regarding the future of Shortridge High School: Indianapolis Public Schools and Butler University have agreed to a partnership, making Shortridge the district’s newest laboratory school! This arrangement promotes collaboration between IPS and Butler in the education of our future teachers and allows Shortridge to serve as a professional development site for both institutions.

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  • IPS Board of School Commissioners Amends Board Meeting Schedule

    At their February 24 Action Session, the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners approved a proposal to revise a bylaw in the meetings policy, amending the Board meeting schedule. The moves are meant to streamline the Board meeting process and make it more transparent and accessible for the community.

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  • IPS Students Respond to Selma

    Students in several Indianapolis Public Schools locations have had an opportunity to see the movie “Selma,” the film recreating the famous 1965 Selma March for black voting rights. They’ve had many reactions to the film. their responses in the assignments they’ve done in class surrounding the film have proven this historic event has contemporary relevance for IPS students.

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  • Heavyweight Champ Shares Recipe for Success in ISTEP+

    The sixth grade classes at Francis W. Parker Montessori School 56 wanted to help their peers get pumped for ISTEP+, so they called in a favor from a very special guest. Former World Heavyweight Champion boxer and Indianapolis Public Schools graduate Lamon Brewster stopped by for a motivational rally with the entire school!

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  • Five IPS Teachers Win Lilly Fellowships

    Five Indianapolis Public Schools teachers have been awarded Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowships for this summer. Over 500 applied for the fellowships, and the IPS teachers earned five of only 100 fellowships awarded. Only one other school district in the state received as many grants!

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  • Historical STEM Figures Come to Life at Cold Spring

    Did you know an African American invented the traffic light? How about the gas mask and even the potato chip? Cold Spring School students have discovered all kinds of contributions to the STEM field by African Americans while researching their Living History Museum project.

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  • IPS Musicians Entertain at Black History Celebration

    The talented students of Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities shared their music at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s National Black History Month Celebration. This is the ninth year our wonderful musicians have been asked to take part in the event hosted by Olivet Missionary Baptist Church.

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  • Mark your calendars! IPS Board of School Commissioners announces new board meeting schedule. View the new dates here.
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  • The IDOE has notified IPS of changes to the 2015 ISTEP+ test that reduce the Language Arts/Mathematics assessment to approximately two hours and 45 minutes. For more information, click here
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  • Join district leaders in drafting the Strategic Plan! RSVP today for a community meeting! RSVP here.
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  • Help shape the new Arlington High School! Take the survey here.
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