Rise & Shine: Cursive writing crusade begins again

5 things you should know about Indiana education

  1. CHARTER SCHOOLS: Two proposed Indiana Senate bills would tighten up rules on charter school oversight and could make it harder for poor-performing schools to open more schools. Read more in Chalkbeat.
  2. SCHOOL FUNDING: Indiana lawmakers are wasting no time drafting plans to restore more than $11 million to schools after a miscalculation in public school enrollment caused state dollars to fall short. Read more from Chalkbeat and the Indy Star.
  3. BRINGING CURSIVE BACK: An Indiana lawmaker is continuing her crusade to require Hoosier schools to teach cursive. But the bill, which State Sen. Jean Leising introduced for the seventh year in a row, got some push-back from the State Department of Education. Read more in the Indy Star.
  4. INDEPENDENCE: A blind third-grader in Noblesville is getting some extra independence this year as he learns to navigate school without a one-on-one aide. For his teacher, the challenge is learning to let unplanned moments happen. Read more in the Indy Star.
  5. CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP: The state-appointed emergency manager in Muncie decided not to renew the contract for the beleaguered superintendent. Read more in the Star Press, Fox59, and RTV6.

— Shaina Cavazos and Dylan Peers McCoy, reporters