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- In The Mind Trust we trust?
The Mind Trust’s “Creating Opportunity Schools” report outlined a radical redesign of IPS. Some critics respond it’s not radical enough. by Rebecca Townsend Indy has beat bad raps before. It transformed its image froma dirty, backwater, Rust Belt Gotham to a city with a future, with culture,with vision.…
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- Public education in Indy: A timeline
A snapshot of some major milestone in the history of public education in Indianapolis. by Rebecca Townsend Public education in Indy: A timelineA snapshot of some major milestone in the history of public education in Indianapolis, as gleaned from The Mind Trust’s “Opportunity Schools” report with the addition of a few other historical benchmarks. 1945 –IPS focuses on serving returning veterans in addition to school children.…
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- New home brings community together
The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolisunveiled a new Habitat for Humanity home in the Martindale-Brightwood area. The house is part of an effort to unit the crime-ridden neighborhood. by Sarah Sheafer and Tim Bydlon The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolisunveiled a new home Thursday for the Rice family in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood. Thehouse is the first of ten new Habitat for Humanity homes to be built in theMartindale-Brightwood area.…
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- School takeover plan rejected
The Indiana Board of Education rejected plans presented yesterday by Charter Schools USA regarding the company’s turnaround of three underperforming Indianapolis Public Schools. by Jack Meyer The IndianaBoard of Education rejected plans presented yesterday by Charter SchoolsUSA regarding the company’s turnaround of three underperforming IndianapolisPublic Schools starting this July. The board was caught off guard when CSUSA presented goals and plans ofaction based on hopes of educating 4th, 5th and 6th graders, which was not apart of the company’s original plans to manage Emma Donnan Middle Schooland Manual and Howe high schools presented in August 2011.…
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- Athenaeum roof sitter returns
Twenty years ago, David Wilkie set foot on the roof of the Athenaeum and lived there for two months as a publicity stunt to raise repair funds. He’s back. by Sarah Sheafer and Tim Bydlon Twenty years ago, David Wilkie setfoot on the roof of the Athenaeum and lived there for two months as a publicitystunt to raise repair funds. The building was in dire need of help and facedimpending destruction.…
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- No smoking, no bumming
Hammer pokes at the smoking ban and the absurd nature of meaningless Indianapolis laws. by Steve Hammer Fans of unnecessary and pointless laws, of which there are quite a few in the city’s print and broadcast media, were exuberant this weekend as the smoking ban in public places went into effect. Never mind that the ban is largely symbolic; these self-appointed pundits couldn’t stop patting themselves on the back.…
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- In Our Schools – June 7, 2012
School holds first graduation ceremony • Saints Francis & Clare Catholic School will conduct its first 8th Grade graduation ceremony six years after opening its elementary school. The nine graduating students joined SSFC this year when the school added grades 6, 7, and 8. After graduating, students will head to various high schools including Roncalli, [...]
- On Campus – June 7, 2012
Carmen Miller graduates from Eastern Mennonite University Carmen Miller of Indianapolis was recognized as a member of the 2012 graduating class of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., on Saturday, April 30. Miller graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History and Social Science. Local Students Named to University of Evansville Dean’s List Many local students [...]
- ‘Stella de Oro’ daylilies easy to grow, popular for gardeners
What has golden yellow blooms and seems to be growing everywhere? Dandelions? Yes, that’s a good answer, but what I’m seeing growing everywhere these days is the daylily, ‘Stella de Oro.’ It’s at the mall, at the gas station, and in gardens all over. I grew it for quite some time, too, before I decided [...]
- Around Town – June 7, 2012
Johnson County Community Foundation awards grant to young audiences • Arts for Learning, the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, has been awarded a grant of $2,000 by the Unrestricted Community Impact Fund, a component fund of the Johnson County Community Foundation. They will use the grant to build comprehensive arts in education plans for new [...]
- A little boiling, a little broiling
For this week’s installment, you’ll be employing a little boiling and a little broiling—the former with the pasta (fettuccine), the latter with the parmesan. While the protein centerpiece of this dish is the pork (a thick-cut loin cutlet), my favorite part is the pasta. Here, it’s fun to exercise a bit of friendly deception with [...]
- ‘Hilly Hundred’ riders fill up on fried chicken, cider
How much fried chicken does it take to feed 5,000 hungry cyclists? It may sound like a joke, but Greenwood resident Daina Chamness has to know the answer, right down to the last chicken leg.
- Public safety director has become a lightning rod
Public Safety Director Frank Straub has four academic degrees on the wall of his second-floor office in the City-County Building, a picture of himself with former President Bill Clinton behind his desk and an Indianapolis Colts hat on a shelf.
- 3 hurt when vehicle strikes Eastside house
Three people were injured early today after the vehicle in which they were traveling crashed into an Eastside house.
- Kennedy outlines neighborhoods proposal
Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy on Sunday unveiled a neighborhood plan that she says would take the city back to grass-roots policies.
- Divers search Georgia lake for Plainfield man in wheelchair
ACWORTH, Ga. — Authorities say divers planned to resume a search Monday for a 68-year-old man in a wheelchair who fell into a Georgia lake while getting off a large boat.
- New app will help you find a place to park
Worried about finding a place to park Downtown? You guessed it: There’s an app for that. ParkIndy, the group that operates the city’s privatized parking meters, continues to tap into the growing market for smartphones. Officials today will announce plans for an app that maps available parking spaces Downtown.