Rise & Shine: Delphi school board moves to fire superintendent

Good morning,

What makes education in Indiana interesting right now? I get to spend a lot of time thinking and talking about that question. It feeds our work — it leads us to stories, it gives us context to the news, and it reminds us of the reasons why Chalkbeat exists in Indiana.

Each year, in the fleeting moments of summer, we mull over that question while we map out our goals and stories we want to pursue. Today, we want to share those goals with you, both in the name of transparency and to get your take. Read about the storylines we’re interested in this year, and let us know what you think.

— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox.

OUR GOALS: Here are the Indiana education stories we plan to cover this year — and how you can help. Chalkbeat

NEGOTIATIONS: A new law opens up part of teachers’ collective bargaining process to the public. Post-Tribune

ONE-ON-ONE: State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick weighs in on the political lessons she’s learned in office. The Statehouse File

ON THE WAY OUT: The Delphi school board moved toward firing its superintendent amid an investigation of the district’s finances. Journal & Courier

LUNCH MONEY: The South Bend superintendent blamed a food shortage in some schools on “either to the incompetence or negligence” of district food staff. South Bend Tribune

TURNAROUND: A new board approved a $19.7 million budget for South Bend’s empowerment zone. South Bend Tribune

GOOD DEED: An Indianapolis high school student built a sensory room for students with special needs as his Eagle Scout project. WISH