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MJ Slaby

Bureau Chief, Chalkbeat Indiana

MJ Slaby is the Bureau Chief for Chalkbeat Indiana. She joined Chalkbeat from the Indianapolis Star where she covered K-12 education. Prior to that, she covered K-12 and higher education at the Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tenn.), higher education at the Bloomington Herald-Times (Ind.) and K-12 education at the Lafayette Journal & Courier (Ind.). Additionally, she was part of the team that launched The Incline, a local news website in Pittsburgh, Pa. and spent a season covering the WNBA’s Indiana Fever for The Athletic. MJ grew up in northern Indiana and is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a second major in American Studies.

These are the most popular stories among Chalkbeat Indiana readers’ this year, and a few bonus articles too.
The Ivy Achieves pilot program aims to retain students who are historically underrepresented in college.
NAEP results show a drop in scores not just in Indiana but across the country.
Catch up on the candidate forum sponsored by WFYI and Chalkbeat Indiana.
Most of the candidates in Marion County’s school board elections are in competitive elections, and the most crowded race has four candidates.
Two of the candidates running for reelection are longtime board members.
Get regular updates about Indianapolis Public Schools board meetings, and text Chalkbeat your questions.
Superintendent Aleesia Johnson will present the plan Tuesday evening.
We’re ready to give you the stories you need as you make informed decisions about education in the state.