Rise & Shine: Indiana lawmakers look to speedup the switch to an appointed head of schools

It’s only Tuesday, and I’m already getting excited for Friday. But it’s not because of long meetings or a difficult story. It’s because we are capping off this week with a story slam — and you are all invited.

Chalkbeat Indiana’s latest live storytelling event in partnership with Teachers Lounge Indy will feature Indianapolis-area teachers who will tell true stories about how they live on a teacher’s salary.

If that’s not enough to entice you, how about this: We are partnering with Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, which will host us in the Clowes Court.

Great stories? A great location? Don’t miss the fun times.

Plus, my colleague Matt Barnum has an update on some disappointing research about the value of better curriculum.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter

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