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IPS NEEDS
TO HEAR
FROM YOU

IPS’ Rebuilding Stronger plan needs to account for
data-proven schools that close the opportunity gap

our EDUCATION PRIORITIES

EQUITABLE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The data is clear – Indiana is severely shortchanging schools when it comes to supporting our traditionally underserved students. That’s why we’ll push for dramatic increases in funding ELL services and special education, as well as boosting dollars for low-income students.

ADDRESSING OPPORTUNITY GAPS THROUGH LITERACY

 Kids can’t succeed if they can’t read. And tragically our state is in crisis when it comes to literacy. We’ll be pushing for an agenda that supports teachers and schools in getting the best possible training and curriculum designed to support all children in becoming skilled readers.

opportunity FOR LOW-INCOME STUDENTS

Indiana’s college completion rate has dropped dramatically, but we know one program that is working for young people pursuing higher education: the 21st Century Scholarship designed specifically for under-resourced students. That’s why we’ll advocate for all students eligible for the scholarship to be enrolled automatically. Currently, only 50% of students who are eligible are actually applying for the scholarship.

MAKING IPS MORE
JUST & EQUITABLE

Indianapolis parents have a vision for using quality education to tear down walls built by racism in our community. Those parents are leading the charge to create strong, collaborative partnership between families, teachers and education leaders to achieve a truly just and equitable IPS.

grow what works

Learn why Swantella is taking a stand for better, more equitable IPS schools and then take a stand with her.

Stories

The email we sent advocates about the Rebuilding Stronger plan
I sent this summary of the Rebuilding Stronger plan to parent advocates this afternoon. Stay tuned for opportunities to provide feedback on the IPS plan and for any announcement on Stand’s position once parent feedback is gathered. Click here to …
Parents announce their IPS board endorsement
As an IPS parent who has spoken to our current board several times over the last few years, I know who sits in those seats makes a huge difference. I know our board members determine if positive changes happen or …
Skipping over the basics
Thinking back on how I was taught to read, I don’t know that all of it was beneficial. While it has been a long time and I don’t remember everything by any stretch, I recall being taught to “skip ahead” …