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Purdue Polytechnic High School to spark transformation

Inside Indiana Business

An abandoned industrial complex on the east side of Indianapolis will be the home of Purdue University’s STEM-focused charter school scheduled to open next year. The university has also announced a partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools in hopes of attracting a diverse student body to Purdue Polytechnic High School. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says the school will spark an “economic transformation” on the east side, expecting it to bring residential, commercial and retail development to the area.

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KIPP Indy uses police shootings to teach empowerment

WISH-TV

A recent project at a local school is asking kids to answer a very simple, yet complex question. And they’re tackling a subject that many adults don’t want to talk about. It came out of an impromptu assignment from their teacher, Kris Gouty. Gouty asked: why their life matters.

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Herron High School to open 2nd campus in naval armory

WISH

Herron High school is expanding and looking to the Naval Armory for its new location. School officials want to start construction before Thanksgiving. By the time it opens in August 2017, it will have space for over 600 students.

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New high school to call naval armory home

IndyStar

With a full enrollment and a wait list, Herron High School will open its Riverside High School campus in the historic Heslar Naval Armory in 2017.

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Indy students get lessons with goats

WTHR

Indy’s Paramount School of Excellence, located in a food desert, is making a name for itself for what it’s doing outside of the classroom. One of the side benefits is that many of the students have become big fans of goat cheese.

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Program for teens combines lessons in local agriculture and cooking

WISH

Student farmers at the Paramount School of Excellence grow and run a summer market on the city’s east side. In their cooking and agriculture class, they learn more about the world around them through the school farm; care-taking the animals, tending the garden and learning about teamwork and financial responsibility.

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Students at recovery high schools less likely to relapse

StateImpact

Graduates from high schools designed for people in recovery from addiction are more than twice as likely to remain sober, compared to students in normal intervention programs. Students who attend such recovery schools have a relapse rate of 30 percent within six months, according to a new report. Hope Academy, a recovery high school authorized by the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office, is one of 34 recovery high schools in the U.S.

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Four new Innovation Schools open Monday as IPS heads back to class

WTHR

The state’s largest school district, Indianapolis Public Schools, heads back to class Monday, and there are some exciting new changes in how the teachers operate and how the nearly 30,000 students learn. Global Prep Academy is one of four new Innovation Schools in the IPS district this year. Teachers and students cut the ribbon on the new program late last week. The school already existed, but because it was a chronically underperforming school, the district brought in a new operating partner to help bring it up to standard.

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IPS takes risk in reshaping low-performing school

Indianapolis Star

Kindezi Academy, which will open its doors this fall, hopes to reinvent IPS School 69, which has been one of the district’s most troubled schools.

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