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Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School granted charter

The Indianapolis Charter School Board on Thursday (Dec. 3) awarded a charter to the Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School. The board's decision was the final step in the school's application process.

"With the approval of the charter, we are now able to start making bigger investments in the future of the school," said Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic Institute. "Our next big steps are hiring a school leader and selecting a location. Both of those goals should be accomplished in the next few months."

Purdue looks for charter school leader

Purdue University promises a transformative education with its new charter school in Indianapolis. But can the institution find a leader to live up to that reputation?

Purdue announced last week it would begin a search for the "head of school" at Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School, a charter school that will provide graduates with direct admission to the West Lafayette campus in an effort to increase the university's enrollment of first-generation, low-income students.