SCHOOL CLOSINGS: The Indianapolis Public Schools administration revealed which three high schools they recommend closing. The next four board meetings will be held at schools that would be closed or reconfigured. Read more in Chalkbeat, WFYI, the IndyStar and the Indianapolis Recorder.
PROTEST: In the hours before Indianapolis Public Schools announced which schools could close, protesters rallied outside the central office. And an impassioned crowd spoke at the board meeting Thursday. Read more in Chalkbeat, WFYI and the IndyStar.
FUTURE OF HIGH SCHOOLS: After Indianapolis Public Schools closes high schools, leaders plan to convert the remaining schools to academies, where students could choose areas of focus, such as engineering, the arts and healthcare. Read more in Chalkbeat, WISH, RTV6
TEACHER TRAINING: Teacher residencies — where prospective educators spend up to a year working with experienced teachers before they get their own classrooms — are garnering attention in the education world. But do they work? Chalkbeat examined the existing research, and explored how this model is playing out in local charter schools and in partnerships with universities.
LAYOFFS AND RESIGNATIONS: In the wake of major actions by the state to right financial missteps in Gary and Muncie, teaching jobs are some of the first casualties. Teachers in Gary were largely let go by the district, while Muncie teachers are choosing to leave at much higher rates than in previous years. Read more from the Post Tribune and the Star Press.
Rise & Shine will be on hiatus Tuesday, while we celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Enjoy the fireworks, and we will be back next Friday!