5 things you need to know about Indiana education

  1. GROWTH: A Perry Township principal led her school to its first A grade 40 years after she was a student there. A new way of tracking data helped, she said. Read more from Chalkbeat.
  2. GRADUATION: Complicated high school graduation plans will see a vote from state officials this week. Here are six things to know about the plan before Wednesday’s state board meeting. Read more from Chalkbeat.
  3. TAXES: Confusion has been swirling about what the lengthy GOP tax bill could have in store for schools. We break it down. Read more from Chalkbeat.
  4. RESIGNED: Gary Schools’ superintendent — who has seen controversy since she began in 2012 — announced her resignation last week, effective sometime in 2018. Read more from the Post-Tribune. The Northwest Indiana Times also reports that the number of administrators in the district overall has been shrinking.
  5. CONTRACT: The Muncie teachers union and district officials have finally come to an agreement on next year’s contract, which includes no salary increases. Read more from Indiana Public Radio.

— Shaina Cavazos and Dylan Peers McCoy, reporters