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Wed Sep 4, 2019, 02:13 AM

GEO charter network to get a second chance in Indianapolis

The GEO Academies is returning to Indianapolis eight years after the mayor’s office sought to close one of their schools for poor performance — a conflict that eventually pushed the charter operator out of the city.

The Indiana Charter School Board voted 6-2 Friday afternoon to authorize the new school, which hopes to open its doors in 2020.

Indiana Black Expo recruited GEO, an Indianapolis-based network which runs charter schools in Gary and Louisiana. That nonprofit organization invited the school to co-locate at its far eastside headquarters, which will also house a youth performing arts academy. The organization’s leaders say they were drawn to GEO’s success in Gary with a model that allows students to take courses on college campuses while enrolled in high school.

GEO plans to open the high school in 2020-21 with about 150-200 freshman and grow to 600-800 students. It will be located in Indianapolis’ Warren Township school district boundaries.

Read more: https://www.nuvo.net/education/geo-charter-network-to-get-a-second-chance-in-indianapolis/article_855a0428-ce3f-11e9-8d24-67af45acf62c.html

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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 07:21 PM

1. I have experience with this group. It is ideologically driven - and profit driven - far right.

What they are not driven by is dedication to student outcomes. They were closed down (multiple sites) for a reason. I don't thine they are the worst offenders, but they are not dedicated to improving students futures through education - outside of a sideshow to potential sponsors/funders.

Thanks Texas Towelie for tracking local (state) news and posting it - for those of us who would miss it otherwise.

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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 08:25 PM

2. You're welcome.

I may not capture all of the state and local news since there isn't enough hours in the day to cover all 50 states, but I hope that I get around frequently to get a good snapshot. I think that I'll be posting more Indiana news in the morning if I stay awake.

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