Rise & Shine: Wayne township leader named superintendent of the year

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THE FEDS: An official in Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s administration stopped by Purdue Polytechnic High School Wednesday as part of the Department of Education’s “Rethink School” tour, which aims to highlight innovative approaches. Chalkbeat, WFYI

ACCIDENT: Rep. Tim Brown, chairman of the influential House Ways and Means Committee that drives school funding negotiations, was in a serious motorcycle accident Wednesday morning. IndyStar, IBJ

ACCOLADE: Jeff Butts, the superintendent of Wayne township schools, was named Indiana’s Superintendent of the Year for 2019. RTV6

SCHOOL LIBRARY: Modern school libraries are about more than books. They are hubs for navigating complex challenges such as programming robots. IndyStar