Rise & Shine: Hammond plans to ask voters to approve millions for building updates, salaries

5 things you need to know about Indiana education

SAVE THE TREES: An Indianapolis teacher tells the story of how her elementary school students fought — and won — a battle to save some of the city’s oldest trees. In the process, they learned the power of speaking out. Watch her tell the story at Chalkbeat.

WHICH IS BETTER? The Indy Star explains the differences between two types of popular classes that help high schoolers earn college credit — Advanced Placement and dual credit.

JOBS: In Gary, the demand for teachers is so high that students who have yet to graduate college are already being offered positions. The goal is to replace long-term substitutes with licensed teachers. Read more from the Post-Tribune.

MONEY: The school district in Hammond plans to ask voters next month for more than $180 million to update school buildings and contribute to staff salaries. Read more from NWI Times.

REPORT: The state’s interim education committee — a group of lawmakers who met while the legislature wasn’t in session — have released their final recommendations regarding DACA and diplomas. Read more from WFYI.