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Indianapolis Education Community

Improving education is the work of the whole community.
Some important contributors include (but are not limited to):


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Ball State University - Charter School Office

Ball State is the only university in Indiana - and one of the few in the country - that sponsors charter schools. As a leader in innovation in education and with a strong background in teaching and learning, the university is well positioned to help ensure that charter schools provide high-quality educational experiences for the students they serve. Ball State currently sponsors more than 30 charter schools, located across the state.

Find out more about BSU charter schools

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Beech Grove City Schools

Beech Grove City Schools is a public school district serving the city of Beech Grove, Indiana in Marion County. The district has five schools, with a total of 2,293 students. The district superintendent is Dr. Paul Kaiser and there are 6 elected school board members.

Find out more about Beech Grove City Schools
Enrollment documents and forms

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Childcare Answers

Childcare Answers provides information to families about Paths to QUALITY<sup>TM</sup>, a free resource to help parents make decisions regarding child care and to help child care programs improve the quality of care offered.

Find out more about Child Care Answers

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City of Indianapolis Office of Education Innovation

The Office of Education Innovation has information about K-12 education in Indianapolis - public, private and charter schools. They also provide detailed information about the charter schools authorized by the Mayor of Indianapolis. You can also find information about the City of Indianapolis VEX Robotics Competition.

Find out more about the Office of Education Innovation

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Franklin Township Community School Corporation

The Franklin Township Community School Corporation is a public school district in Indianapolis, Indiana in Marion County. The district has nine schools, with a total of 8,606 students. The district superintendent is Dr. Flora Reichanadter and there are 5 elected school board members.

Find out more about Franklin Township Schools

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Indiana Association of the Education of Young Children

The Indiana Association of the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) is affiliated with the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a national organization that helps assist families in finding quality programs for their children. NAEYC helps families find an NAEYC accredited program based on their 10 Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria.

Find out more about IAEYC

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Indiana Charter School Board

In 2011, the Indiana Legislature created the Indiana Charter School Board, a new charter school authorizer established for the purpose of sponsoring charter schools around the state. The purpose of the board is to (1) review a proposal to establish a charter school; (2) make a decision on the proposal as required; (3) monitor charter schools sponsored by the charter board; and (4) publish guidelines concerning the review process.

Find out more about the Indiana Charter School Board
Application and enrollment information

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Indiana Department of Education

The Indiana Department of Education oversees primary and secondary education in the State of Indiana. The department is managed by the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, an elected office currently held by Glenda Ritz. The Superintendent serves as voting member and the chair of the Indiana State Board of Education, an eleven member body with its ten other members appointed by the Governor of Indiana. The board sets statewide school policy and has limited control over curriculum. The department's offices are located on the second floor of the Indiana Statehouse.

Find out more about the Indiana Department of Education

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Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Paths to QUALITY

Provides families with information about the Paths to QUALITY rating system for preschools and childcare, and assists families in choosing a high quality program for their child. They also provide information about childcare vouchers and Head Start programs in their area.

Find out more about the Indiana FSSA
Learn more about the Paths to QUALITY rating
Apply for child care assistance

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Indiana Non-Public Education Association

INPEA is  the voice for private schools in Indiana. They take an active part in public policy and societal issues that impact member schools and their students and teachers. They provide support and encouragement to member schools and organizations to ensure that the non-public educational opportunities are competitive and comprehensive.

Find out more about INPEA

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Indiana Partnerships Center

The Indiana Partnerships Center is a not-for-profit organization that works with schools and families to engage, equip and empower families to be involved in their children's education.

Find out more about the Indiana Partnerships Center

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The Indianapolis Public Library

The Indianapolis Public Library (formerly known as the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library) is the public library system that serves the citizens of Indianapolis. Besides the Central Library, the Indianapolis Public Library also operates twenty-two branch libraries and provides bookmobile services.

Find out more about the library

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Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)

Indianapolis Public Schools is a public school district in Indianapolis, Indiana in Marion County. The district has 58 schools, with a total of 29,803 students. The district superintendent is Dr. Lewis Ferebee and there are 7 elected school board members.

Find out more about IPS
Enrolling in an IPS school
Learn about IPS magnet programs

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Institute for Quality Education

Institute for Quality Education is a non-partisan, statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding quality education options for Hoosier families. They provide detailed information on Indiana's school voucher program.

Find out more about Institute for Quality Education
Find out more about Indiana's Voucher Program

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MSD of Decatur Township Schools

The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township is a public school district in Indianapolis, Indiana in Marion County. The district has nine schools, with a total of 6,269 students. The district superintendent is Dr. Matthew Prusiecki and there are 5 elected school board members.

Find out more about Decatur Township Schools
Registration information

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MSD of Lawrence Township

The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township is a public school district in Indianapolis, Indiana in Marion County. The district has 15 schools, with a total of 15,120 students. The district superintendent is Dr. Shawn Smith and there are 5 elected school board members.

Find out more about Lawrence Township schools
Enrolling in a Lawrence Township school
Learn about Lawrence Township magnet programs

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MSD of Pike Township

The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township is a public school district in Indianapolis, Indiana in Marion County. The district has 14 schools, with a total of 11,001 students. The district superintendent is Dr. Nathaniel Jones and there are 7 elected school board members.

Find out more about Pike Township schools

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MSD of Warren Township

The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township is a public school district in Indianapolis, Indiana in Marion County. The district has 18 schools, with a total of 11,899 students. The district superintendent is Dr. Dena Cushenberry and there are 7 elected school board members.

Find out more about Warren Township schools

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MSD of Washington Township

The Metropolitan School District of Washington Township is a public school district in Indianapolis, Indiana in Marion County. The district has 11 schools, with a total of 11,050 students. The district superintendent is Dr. Nikki Woodson and there are 5 elected school board members.

Find out more about Washington Township schools
Enrolling in Washington Township schools

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MSD of Wayne Township

The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township is a public school district in Indianapolis, Indiana in Marion County. The district has 16 schools, with a total of 15,783 students. The district superintendent is Dr. Jeffrey Butts and there are 7 elected school board members.

Find out more about Wayne Township schools
Enrolling in Wayne Township schools

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Perry Township Schools

Perry Township Schools is a public school district in Indianapolis, Indiana in Marion County. The district has nine schools, with a total of 6,269 students. The district superintendent is Dr. Matthew Prusiecki and there are 5 elected school board members.

Find out more about Perry Township schools

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Stand for Children

Stand for Children Indiana is an educational advocacy group devoted to improving public schools & educational equality for Indiana students.

Find out more about Stand for Children Indiana

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Town of Speedway Schools

The Town of Speedway Schools is the public school district in Speedway, Indiana in Marion County.  The district has 6 schools, with a total of 1,691students. The district superintendent is Mr. Kenneth Hull and there are 5 appointed school board members.

Find out more about Town of Speedway Schools

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