6 things you need to know about Indiana education

  1. SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., a teacher from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School visited Indiana University to ease the fears of future educators. Teaching, she told students at her alma mater, “is more important now than it ever has been.” Read more in Chalkbeat, WISH, WTHR, IndyStar, Fox59, RTV6, Indiana Public Media, and the Herald-Times (subscription required).
  2. MUNCIE TAKEOVER: Muncie teachers say they’re ‘frightened,’ ‘anxious,’ and ‘confused’ by the terms of the Ball State University takeover plan. Read more in the Star-Press.
  3. ARMED TEACHERS: In at least one school district in Indiana, administrators and school board members are allowed to carry guns on school grounds. More could follow. Read more in IndyStar.
  4. BUS ROUTES: Indianapolis Public Schools may change school start times as the district moves to an “all-choice” model for high schools. Read more in WFYI and Fox59.
  5. RAISES: Indianapolis Public Schools gave raises to non-teaching staff such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers. Read more in Fox59.
  6. FROM THE STATEHOUSE: A lawmaker tried to change a bill on sex education to address school safety instead. It didn’t work. Read more in StateImpact and the Statehouse File.

— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief