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Rise & Shine: Indiana bus drivers tally more than 2,500 passing violations in a single day

Good morning,

The legislative session can seem tedious and lengthy, and yet it’s also often a crush for lawmakers to get everything done by their deadlines. Enter: summer school.

Lawmakers will take a deeper dive on a number of topics this summer, including several important education issues. But there’s one pressing schools topic that they’re not taking up. Read on for more below.

Plus, Dylan reported in March on a plan that could soon give some charter schools access to special education services from Indianapolis Public Schools. The school board discussed the details of the proposal last night. Dig into the slides on the board website.

— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief


Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox.


DEEP DIVE: Indiana lawmakers have decided how they’ll spend their summer vacation: taking a closer look at how schools use money from property tax measures and how the state funds education for students in poverty. Chalkbeat

ONLINE EDUCATION: This school district outsourced many of its high school courses to an online program. But it’s not clear students are learning. Chalkbeat

ICYMI: Meet Indianapolis Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Chalkbeat, IndyStar

ONE YEAR LATER: A look at how school safety has changed, one year after the Noblesville school shooting. IndyStar

OP-ED: “Residents are entitled to shoddy public schools, and all the social and economic woes that follow, when they’re not willing to pay for anything more.” NWI

TURNED AWAY: A Greenwood kindergartner was “lunch shamed” when she had to return her hot meal because she didn’t have enough money in her account. WISH

BUS STOP: A statewide survey showed that on April 23, bus drivers tallied more than 2,500 incidents of drivers passing them illegally. Courier & Press, Fox59, RTV6, WISH, WTHR