5 things you should know about Indiana education
BACK IN THE GAME: After months of keeping a fairly low profile, former state Superintendent Glenda Ritz has started an education consulting business. Read more from Chalkbeat.
SCHOOLS DIVIDED: A new study out of Indiana University shows that even as Indiana students are becoming increasingly diverse, school segregation remains high. Read more from Chalkbeat and StateImpact.
MOVING MONEY: More details emerged on the Trump administration’s plan to spend $1 billion to encourage districts to embrace school choice. The Washington Post reported that the administration wants to use a competitive grant process to redistribute Title I funds for poor students. Read more in Chalkbeat.
PRE-K LIMITS: CNHI details how a new requirement in the state’s recently passed preschool expansion law could make it so families who are not working, or pursuing jobs or job training, might not be able to get a state preschool grant.
OFFERING OPPORTUNITY: The Statehouse File stopped by to visit the Indiana School for the Blind. The school not only provides the kind of instruction that allows students with visual impairments to be successful, but it also gives them a school setting where they can have the same opportunities for activities and athletics as other students across the state.