TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Indianapolis Public Schools named Kathleen Rauth Teacher of the Year at a surprise ceremony Monday. Rauth is a librarian at the Centers for Inquiry at School 2 and School 27, and she is dedicated to making sure that all students find stories that reflect their lives. Read more from Chalkbeat.

HOOSIERS HEAD TO WASHINGTON: After months as a leading candidate, Indianapolis businessman Al Hubbard dropped out of the running to be second in command at the U.S. Department of Education. He said it was because it would cost his family too much money to comply with ethics requirements. Read more from Chalkbeat and WFYI.

PRE-K CASH INFLUX: A preschool advocacy group, Early Learning Indiana, granted organizations across the state dedicated to early childhood education $100,000 — a total of four $25,000 awards. Read more from Fox 59.

GRADUATION CELEBRATION: Students at a “recovery” high school in Indiana have battled drug addiction and other obstacles, but those who graduated last weekend celebrated their academic achievements and commitment to sobriety. Read more from CBS 4.

FUTURE EDUCATORS: Indiana has awarded its first year of scholarships for students studying to become teachers. The Statehouse File has more.