Rise & Shine: Holcomb seeks $5 million for school safety

6 things you need to know about Indiana education

DEVOS: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is under fire for her controversial comments on “60 Minutes” Sunday night. The story also highlighted an Indianapolis school that DeVos secretly visited last month. Read more in Chalkbeat.

DEJA VU: A controversial plan to let public school districts hire up to 10 percent unlicensed teachers appears to be dead again. But the remaining bill might not go far enough to address teaching shortages, some lawmakers and advocates say. Read more in Chalkbeat.

COLLEGE READINESS: Indiana lawmakers often push for schools to prepare students for the workforce. But when it comes to measuring their success, the state could use a college prep test. Read more in Chalkbeat.

SAFETY: Gov. Eric Holcomb is seeking $5 million in additional funding for school safety. The money would help pay for resource officers and buy equipment. Read more in the Indy Star, WFYI, and the AP.

BULLYING: A Westfield mom says her daughter’s school failed to report months of bullying, part of systemic problem with underreporting across Indiana. A bill headed to the governor aims to improve reporting. Read more in the Indy Star and RTV6.

GARY: The Gary school district could soon settle with the Internal Revenue Service over more than $8 million in debt. Read more in NWI.


— Shaina Cavazos and Dylan Peers McCoy, reporters