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When Mayor Joe Hogsett announced a partnership between the city and New York University to study crime trends in Indianapolis, truancy and graduation rates were cited as metrics for the study. 

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Long before the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, racial equity procedures were in place in schools across Indianapolis. Interdepartmental attempts to address discrimination in schools have gone by many labels over the years: diversity and inclusion, racial equity and so on.

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The Indianapolis Public Schools board approved a new policy June 25 to focus on eliminating any existing “policies, practices, attitudes and cultural messages” that perpetuate differential outcomes for students or fail to eliminate them.

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Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) on May 12 held a virtual racial discussion, “Let’s Talk: An Honest Conversation About Race,” which focused on how systemic racism affects students— inside and outside of school.

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The $183 million increase planned for public K-12 schools in the 2020-21 school year will remain intact, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced during a COVID-19 update June 17.

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If you travel back to the year 1927, you are bound to stumble upon Crispus Attucks High School, one of Indianapolis’ historic gems. Crispus Attucks was located in the heart of Indianapolis. Prior to its founding, only three public high schools enrolled Black students during these racially se…

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As a Black man, father, son and husband, I continue to grieve the violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Dreasjon Reed, and the countless black men, women and children whose lives have been taken so senselessly. Like so many Black men and women, these murders, as well as the events o…

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When Indianapolis school officials announced in March they were switching to online coursework in response to COVID-19, Tammy Mann hoped it would only be for a week. Her son, Mylan, was a few months shy of finishing his junior year at North Central High School. 

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The Indianapolis Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo is accepting nominations for the African American in Excellence in Education Awards. Nominees may be educators from public, private or charter schools and institutions of higher learning and should exhibit the following characteristics:

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The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, and the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation will sponsor 30 school leaders in attending leadership programs through Relay Graduate School of Education, a nationally recognized graduate school of education that provides continuous learnin…