Blighted homes to become Near Eastside teachers village

INDIANAPOLIS — As early as April, 20 vacant, boarded-up houses on the Near Eastside could be the home of Indianapolis’ first teachers village.

The project, the result of 18 months of discussions between IPS, Mayor Joe Hogsett’s office and Near East Area Renewal, is aimed at addressing the city’s teacher retention problem – particularly the challenges of keeping young teachers past their first contract renewal.

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