Rise & Shine: Families make strong show of support after traffic control officer injured on the job

Good morning,

You’ll see news today about how Indianapolis Public Schools could consider some changes to the admissions rules for popular magnet schools in an effort to ensure students of color are given a fair shot.

Sound familiar? It’s a process that began a couple years ago after Chalkbeat and the IndyStar teamed up to report on segregation in the district and the rest of the county. The issues raised in that project haven’t gone away — today’s news is just one example of how they’ve continued to play out across the city.

In related news, Stephanie has a story about how some education advocates are worried the state’s approach to closing test score gaps among students of different backgrounds is inherently unequal. Read more below.

— Shaina Cavazos, reporter


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NEW RULES?: Indianapolis Public Schools is under pressure to increase racial and economic diversity in magnet schools because some of the most popular programs enroll a disproportionate share of white students. Chalkbeat, WFYI

EQUITY CONCERNS: Indiana’s plan for addressing test score gaps between students of color and their white peers isn’t going over well with some advocates, who say it’s a system “set up for our children to fail.” Chalkbeat

TURNAROUND: With a struggling Indianapolis elementary school facing possible closure or takeover, community members appealed to the state Tuesday — telling education board officials that the district deserves more time to turn around the low-performing School 48. Chalkbeat

COMING TOGETHER: After an Indianapolis traffic control officer was hit by a car last week, families in his district are coming together to give their well wishes and support. Fox 59