Education

Aleesia Johnson was named the pick for permanent superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools this morning by the IPS Board of Commissioners.

Johnson, who was the interim leader for the past six months, would be the first African American woman superintendent in the district's 166th-year history.

The IPS Board still has to approve the terms and a contract for Johnson to become superintendent. That vote is expected to happen in late July. 

Facebook / Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis will end its relationship with Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School because the school would not fire a gay teacher, school leaders say.

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Two virtual charter schools will close after reaching an agreement with their school district authorizer. One plans to close this fall, while the other will close after the upcoming school year.

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Hundreds of former Indiana students of the for-profit college ITT Technical Institute will receive $5.4 million in debt forgiveness. It’s part of a multi-state settlement involving 44 attorneys general, that will provide a total of $168 million in debt forgiveness to more than 22,000 former ITT Tech students nationwide.

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An Indiana teacher whose job ended last year after he refused to use transgender students’ preferred pronouns and names is suing his former district. The suit claims he was forced out of his position, and the district violated his freedom of religious expression.

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