You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Indiana

  • 18 people rescued from flooded homes
    SOUTH HAVEN, Ind. – Northwest Indiana police said firefighters used boats to rescue 18 people after floodwaters from heavy overnight rains surrounded their homes.
  • State alleges fraud in Warsaw
    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit Thursday in Kosciusko County against a former Warsaw city official and a pipe contractor, seeking repayment of $334,000 in public funds allegedly defrauded from
  • Rural, volunteer fire agencies receiving $194,000
    Rural and volunteer fire departments from 29 counties throughout Indiana have been awarded more than $194,000 in grants.
Advertisement

Indianapolis to open school to serve juvenile offenders

– Juvenile offenders will have new programs catering to their educational needs starting next year in Indianapolis.

The city will be the first in the nation to open a charter school designed for youths passing through the juvenile court system and other troubled students.

The Francis Marion Academy, which could operate within Indianapolis Public Schools, will focus on students released from detention and those suspended or expelled from their home schools.

An offshoot at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center will provide detainees with six hours of instruction each day.

About 200 students in grades six through 12 may participate in the academy when it opens for the 2015-16 school year, said Scott Bess of Goodwill Education Initiatives and one of the organizers.

“This is an opportunity to take students who don’t have anything good going on for them and give them hope,” Bess said.

Organizers hope the instruction in a highly structured environment will help students earn a diploma and at least one industry-related certificate.

Advertisement