SCHOOL FUNDING

Empty hallways, higher costs force Indianapolis Public Schools to consider closing high schools. Chalkbeat

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Expert at Black Expo tells teachers: Start by looking in the mirror to better help students cope with violence. Chalkbeat

SCHOOLS AND POLITICS

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence could be Trump’s VP: Here’s his record on education policy. Chalkbeat

SCHOOLS AND CULTURE

50 years ago, one report introduced Americans to the black-white achievement gap. Here’s what we’ve learned since. Chalkbeat

FIRST PERSON

My students deal with poverty, deportation and military moves. Here’s how I make each newcomer feel welcome. Chalkbeat

First Person: My local school didn’t teach my son the way I hoped it would. To tackle segregation, we need to talk about that, too. Chalkbeat

A letter to fellow teachers: As we denounce racist police, we must not hold our tongues about racist schools. Chalkbeat

ELECTIONS

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is Donald Trump’s VP pick. Indy Star, The Washington Post, KGW, Diane Ravitch’s blog

HEADLINES

SBOE Vice-Chair Sarah O’Brien steps down. StateImpactAP, The Statehouse File (subscription required), Inside Indiana Business

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Marceille Henby: Get involved with IPS rather than complain about it. Indy Star

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Ready for growth, Inspire Academy charter school buys building. The Star Press

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Notre Dame camp gets girls interested in STEM fields. South Bend Tribune

SCHOOLS AND POLITICS

Gov. Pence announces plan to invest $1 billion in Hoosier innovation. The Tribune Star, Inside Indiana Business

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Stephen Gabet: We still must know if students are academically prepared. The News Sentinel 

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Southwest-Allen-County-Schools-superintendent-receives-national-award. The News Sentinel

BACK TO SCHOOL

Where to get free back-to-school physicals. The Star Press

HEALTH AND SAFETY

New mobile app acts as panic button in crisis. Indianapolis Recorder

BACK TO SCHOOL

Kindergarten Countdown expands to provide health screenings. Journal Gazette

HEALTH AND SAFETY

At summer lunch programs, schools see hungry parents, too. AP

POKEMON GO

The teaching potential of Pokémon. Toronto Star, EdWeek, Inside Higher Ed