8 things you need to know about Indiana education
- RULES OF ADMISSION: Indianapolis Public Schools could change its magnet admissions rules to help eight students get into schools with their siblings. Read more in Chalkbeat.
- VOUCHERS: Indiana still has the largest single voucher program in the nation, but growth is tapering off. The latest numbers put the state at spending about $153 million on vouchers this year. Read more in Chalkbeat.
- STATE TAKEOVER: Indiana Democrats want to know when state takeover could end for Gary and Muncie schools. But they’re not getting an answer. Read more in Chalkbeat.
- REFERENDUMS: Who’s leading a new group advocating for Indianapolis Public Schools’ bid for an extra $725 million through tax increases? Read more in Chalkbeat.
- BACK AGAIN: Lawmakers revived a controversial proposal to allow school districts to hire up to 10 percent of unlicensed teachers. Read more in Chalkbeat.
- IN THE CLASSROOM: Monroe County schools responded to parents’ complaints that the fifth-grade social studies curriculum contained racist handouts and activities. Read more in the Herald-Times.
- LAWSUIT: A transgender student is suing the Evansville school district over its policy on restroom access. Read more in IndyStar.
- MENTAL HEALTH: Hamilton Southeastern Schools is helping elementary school students receive mental health services. Read more in IndyStar.
— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief