Rise & Shine: Brebeuf appeals removal from the Catholic church

When it comes to fixing education, preschool can seem like a panacea — a chance to give students from low-income families a leg up before they are behind in school.

But a study of Tennessee’s preschool program released in 2015, which found that the benefits of pre-K faded out over time, put a damper on that enthusiasm.

Now, new research suggests that what students experience in later grades helps determine whether early academic gains continue or vanish.

Read my colleague Marta Aldrich’s report for the details.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter

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EARLY EDUCATION: A new study helps explain why children in Tennessee’s pre-K program eventually fared worse than their peers who didn’t participate. And it’s not what you think. Chalkbeat

CATHOLIC CONTROVERSY: Brebeuf high school is appealing the decision of the Indianapolis Archdiocese to no longer recognize the school as Catholic. IndyStar, WISH

SAFETY: More than $380,000 will go to Indiana police agencies for increased school bus stop safety. WFYI