In the News: Innovation Schools Saw Some of the Largest Gains on ISTEP in Indianapolis Public Schools

By 09/22/2017

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In Chalkbeat, Dylan Peers McCoy takes a look at which schools in Indianapolis are seeing their pass rates on state tests go up and finds that 

Many of the schools that saw the biggest gains in passing rates were innovation schools, which the district began creating two years ago. The schools are managed by outside charter operators or nonprofits, but they are still considered part of the district.

This past May, David Osborne wrote about innovation schools as well as charter schools sponsored by the mayor in “More Options in Indianapolis.”

Indianapolis deserves close attention from education reformers. Though other cities have their own versions of “innovation schools” or “pilot schools,” only Indianapolis has given them the full autonomy and accountability that charters enjoy.

— Education Next

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