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Old 06-12-2007, 06:14 AM
 
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Greetings. I read another thread about finding teaching jobs in Indiana. Can anyone speak more specifically about the districts in the Indianapolis area? I kind of get the impression that IPS is one to stay away from. Can anyone recommend a good district to work for? I am also a bilingual teacher, so I hope to find one with a large hispanic population. Thanks for your input.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Indy
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Perry township is on the Southside. While it is struggling with the 'No Child Left Behind' the students themselves don't seem as bad as IPS. Also, there is a growing hispanic population from what I can see in my son's 2nd grade class.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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Pike Township has a decent Hispanic population too.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: morrow,ga
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My ex is a teacher at an IPS school and you should stay the hell away from IPS. One of my friends is a teacher in Perry Twp and they have a good school system and pay better than IPS...so check them out. Any of the twp's are better than IPS
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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I used to attend school at IUPUI and my bilingual education teacher also taught in Pike Township and she really loved it. She is currently as ESL teacher there has had nothing but good things to say about that district.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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There is a spanish immersion magnet in Lawrence Twp. As for IPS, well, I wouldn't completely discount it. You may get lucky and find a school that you like. I know I've bashed IPS on here in the past, but if a good teacher is willing to take a chance, it will only make the system better. I'm not sure what the impression of Dr. White among the parents and students in IPS, but he seems to be wanting to make some big changes. There are also charter and private schools throughout the area as well.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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It's unfortunate that there aren't more good teachers will to take a chance on IPS. It's a great opportunity to make a difference. If more good/responsible people would send their children to IPS and teach there then the people could turn it around. Unfortunately this will probably never happen. With that said, not all IPS schools are awful.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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I work at an IPS spanish immersion magnet school-needless to say we have a large latino population. Our students have to apply to be enrolled in our school therefore our students for the most part are pretty good kids --we are not a boundry school. The name of the school is Theodore Potter #74. In general most magnet schools would be your best bet because they have to apply.
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