SCHOOLS AND DATA

Three charts (and a map) that help explain Indiana schools. Chalkbeat

EARLY EDUCATION

Everything you need to know about the brewing debate over preschool in Indiana. Chalkbeat

TESTING

What you need to know as Indiana gets ready to replace ISTEP. Chalkbeat

SCHOOLS AND POLITICS

Jeb Bush’s consolation prize. Politico

COLLEGE READINESS

Our Children: First Fund gives hope through college scholarships. Indy Star

SCHOOLS AND POLITICS

Road funding, pre-K to drive debate at 2017 General Assembly. Indy Star, Herald Times

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY

A-F School Grades Don’t Tell The Whole Story, Parents Say. WFYI

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wayne Township Teachers Donating Small State Bonuses. StateImpact

SCHOOLS AND POLITICS

What Big Education Issues Should We Watch In 2017? StateImpact

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY

Steve Hinnefeld: School grades still reflect student demographics. School Matters Blog

STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY

More frequent, extensive background checks proposed for Indiana school employees. RTV6

SCHOOLS AND POLITICS

John Krull: The big lesson for schools. The Statehouse File

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Districts consider: When should school start? The Star Press

SCHOOL FUNDING

Indiana grant of $225K to start up free after-school program. South Bend Tribune

SCHOOL CHOICE

For Indiana special-education students, choice comes at a cost. Washington Post

VOUCHERS

How Indiana’s school voucher program soared, and what it says about education in the Trump era. Washington Post

SCHOOLS AND POLITICS

Tim Swarens: Top 5 political winners, losers of 2016. Indy Star

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Ag Education a Challenge Among High Schools. Inside Indiana Business

SCHOOL FUNDING

Indiana Department of Education Awards more than $10 Million to 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs. IDOE

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Gary to close three schools; superintendent gets new contract. Post Tribune