Rise & Shine: Fallout from Catholic school controversies over gay teachers continue

Good morning,

School may be out for the summer, but teachers are still showing up to rally for higher pay and better school funding.

On Tuesday, more than 60 teachers stood outside a meeting of the state board that oversees collective bargaining agreements for educators. It’s an odd moment to protest — the board has no say over hot-button issues like state funding. But the goal was simply to continue reminding policy makers that teachers are frustrated, and they will keep showing up.

Read on for the full story.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter

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RALLY: At least 60 teachers in bright red shirts confronted Indiana school administrators outside of a conference to demand higher pay and greater funding for the state’s traditional public schools. Chalkbeat

“PAUSE”: An Indianapolis school that allowed students to study abroad in 11th grade will close for the coming school year, while leaders try to work through challenges that arose during its first year. Chalkbeat

PRIMARY: Education is hardly the only issue driving the 2020 presidential campaign. But policies affecting schools and students are emerging as some of the most talked-about. Learn more about each candidate in our cheat sheet. Chalkbeat

NEW CHIEF: Want to know more about the new superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools? Families and former colleagues gave us insight into Aleesia Johnson’s approach as a leader. Chalkbeat (March 7)

CATHOLIC CONTROVERSY: Parents at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School gathered to hear from the school about the revocation of its Catholic status because it refused to fire a gay teacher. IndyStar, WISH, WTHR