IPS to increase access to relevant instruction, promote racial equity

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Public Schools superintendent is looking to the future after a year of unknowns.

Wednesday, Aleesia Johnson gave her State of the District address. Most of the things she focused on were centered on keeping everyone safe during the pandemic and fighting for the needs of the students.

She highlighted how the district has been able to help IPS families during the pandemic by providing meals and e-learning support. Johnson says the biggest hurdle is navigating how to handle new problems created by the virus.

“We don’t yet know what is to come and how COVID-19 will continue to impact our community,” said Johnson. “And so the challenge is being ready to respond when you don’t know always the context in which you are going to have to respond in the future.”

Moving forward, Johnson says IPS will focus on increasing access to rigorous and relevant instruction, promoting racial equity, and providing fast and authentic engagement.