Tamia Jackson Wins National JROTC Essay Contest

Tamia Jackson thought she was heading into another ordinary day at school, but things didn’t go as planned Tuesday morning. Instead, she was surprised with a congressional recognition for winning the 2019 Army JROTC Essay Contest. The Shortridge High School sophomore...

Thrival Students Back from Study Abroad Trip

For students enrolled in Thrival Academy, a one-year study abroad program through Indianapolis Public Schools, the last three months have been exhilarating, scary, challenging, overwhelming and fun. “It has been a long and sometimes arduous journey,” said India Hui,...

Workshop Helps Students Transition to High School

On Thursday, Feb. 21, parents of current IPS 8th-graders are invited to the Making a Successful Transition to High School workshop to learn how to help students prepare for high school by managing college and career preparation and navigating resources.   The goal is...

Teachers Need Freedom to Allow Students to Fail

December 7, 2018 Teachers are often directed to develop lessons and curriculum that are engaging. For me, it started in college at Marquette University. One of my professors always emphasized: “Make learning meaningful and memorable.” While we want students to be...