Rise & Shine: Bill would impose costs from complaint hearings on parents of children with special needs

Good morning,

In Denver, teachers just ended a strike after winning a nearly 12 percent raise. The strike came on the heels of months of walkouts in places such as Oklahoma, Arizona, and West Virginia. In Indiana, despite lower pay than neighboring states, teachers have not led any mass protests.

In some parts of the state, however, frustration is mounting. Read on for the details.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter

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PROTEST? Indiana’s legislative leaders are pledging to find money to increase teacher pay, but the lukewarm proposals aren’t persuading teachers unions. Could the frustration lead to a teacher walkout? Chalkbeat

BACK TO SCHOOL: The Denver school district and teachers union have reached an agreement in their long-simmering dispute over teacher pay, ending a strike as it entered its fourth day. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL SAFETY: Two new academic studies provide strong evidence to directly link more police in schools to worse academic outcomes for students. Chalkbeat

SPECIAL EDUCATION: A bill in the Indiana House would require parents who make complaints about how district’s are serving their children with special needs to split hearing fees—even if the complaints are proven valid. Statehouse File