NEW ADDITION: Yesterday, the IPS school board voted to add Herron High School and the future Riverside High School as innovation network schools. One one board member voted no. Read more from Chalkbeat and the Indy Star.
UP TO THE STATES: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ comments this week about letting states decide the rules for voucher programs vying for federal money — even if the states discriminate — were met with heavy opposition. But, she’s not alone in this view among school choice supporters. Chalkbeat has more.
BUDGET DETAILS: The Trump administration’s budget proposal includes a $250 million ask to fund a competition among school districts looking to expand vouchers. The goal is eventually “to build the evidence base around private school choice.” Read more from Chalkbeat.
THE MORE THE MERRIER: In IPS School 61, a simple addition to a kindergarten classroom makes all the difference for kids — a second teacher. Read more from the Indy Star.
TELLING THEIR STORY: Fort Wayne Community Schools has a plan for how it can attract more students and keep families in the district. High on the list are making sure challenging classes are available and teachers get the training and support they need. Read more from the News Sentinel.
THE LAST LAST DAY: Three Muncie elementary schools had a bittersweet end to their school year. The schools will be closed to help eliminate major gaps in the district’s budget. The Star Press, RTV6 and WIBC have more.
FILING SUIT: The Indiana Attorney General is suing two school administrators from Munster for more than $3 million for mismanaging public dollars. Read more from the Post-Tribune and the Associated Press.