14 Indianapolis educators will get special training to help them run their schools


Several Mayor-sponsored charter school leaders were among those selected for the Relay Graduate School of Education.

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Tindley Genesis explores benefits of teaching with music


Tindley Genesis Academy opened two years ago, with the intention of having a music centered curriculum. Teachers are required to use music throughout their lessons. Rhythm, song and music are present in every subject, every day.

“Whether it’s learning different science concepts, math processes or acting out what we’re learning in reading and adding music to it because it makes learning more fun, more engaging and things easier to remember,” Hawks says.

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District-charter collaboration continues to grow

Ed Week

A decade ago, these types of collaboration between charter schools and traditional district schools were extremely rare. More often, the two sectors were at war over funding, students, facilities, and more fundamentally, whether the charter movement would help shore up, or tear down, traditional public schools. But the number of school districts and charter schools that are interested in actively working together is on the rise.n one panel, Eric Gordon, the CEO of the Cleveland district, Scott Pearson, the executive director of the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board, and Ahmed Young, the director of the office of education innovation in the mayor’s office in Indianapolis, discussed the extent of charter school-district collaboration in their cities.

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Doyel: Tindley was a champion before this game even started


Fourteen years ago, Tindley wasn’t a basketball powerhouse. Wasn’t even a school. It was a grocery store, and a closed store at that, with weeds on the sidewalks and a homicide in the parking lot. Put a charter school in the vacant Cub Foods building near 38th and Keystone, into the middle of a decaying neighborhood known as The Meadows? Didn’t make much sense …

Look now. Look at this victory.

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Tindley upsets Lafayete Central Catholic to win first title


Tindley defeated number one ranked Lafayette Central Catholic in the Indiana High School Athletics Association Class A championship game to bring home the school’s first state title on Saturday.

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Tindley wins first state title in dramatic fashion

USA Today

Tindley coach Bob Wonnell said he knew White would make the shot. Wonnell, in his 10th season at Tindley, was in tears after the game. It was the first IHSAA state championship in any sport for Tindley, an inner-city charter school which began state tournament play in 2007-08.

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Tindley, Frankton capture IHSAA boys’ basketball titles


In Class 1A, the Tindley Tigers, an Indianapolis charter school, made its first appearance in a finals count.

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Tindley wants to add basketball state title to strong academic reputation


“For a long time Tindley actually was that stereotype, really smart school and they were like really bad in sports,” said Tindley junior Hunter White. “But now the last couple years, all the sports have picked it up and now we’re a really good athletic school.”

Tindley is a small open-enrollment charter school with 272 students. The school opened in a former grocery store in the Indianapolis Meadows neighborhood in 2004. The Tigers play in their first state final in any sport Saturday at 10:30 a.m. against Lafayette Central Catholic for the Class A title at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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Three more innovation schools added


School 42 will be occupied by Ignite Achievement Academy. Avondale Meadows Middle School will not occupy an IPS facility, but will have other partnerships with the district.

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