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Rich School, Poor School: IPS Push to Even out Funding Could Bring Big Changes

The students at Indianapolis Public School 15 face significant challenges. Most are poor, a third still need to learn English as a new language and three out of five have failed state tests every year since 2010.

Yet even with needs like those that are more challenging than most, this struggling school on Indianapolis’ east side gets less money from the district per student than many other IPS schools. It has about $4,652 per student to educate its children, according to the proposed district budget for 2015.