Rise & Shine: Indiana schools get access to free metal detectors

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My mother and sister both have dyslexia. They are also among the most voracious readers I’ve known. So it is easy to think of their dyslexia as a trivial challenge. But even when learning disabilities can be overcome, they present real and ongoing challenges.

Take Erik Catellier, who spoke to Shelby for How I Teach, an ongoing series where great educators share how they approach their jobs. Catellier may be the “book dealer” of Center for Inquiry School 2, but his dyslexia is ever-present. When he writes, for example, he has a process for checking himself:

“First, I use spell check to catch any simple errors. Second, I use Grammarly to find any mistakes that spellcheck might have missed. Third, I cut and paste it into Google Translate and listen to the computer to read the document.”


— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter

Plus, CBS4 is aiming to collect 6,000 books for Indianapolis Public Schools. Find the details and donation locations here.

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HOW I TEACH: Erik Catellier, a language arts teacher at Center for Inquiry School 2, wants students and their families to know about his own challenges: He is dyslexic. Chalkbeat

INTEGRATION: The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw guidance dealing with race in school admissions last week wasn’t just about colleges. School districts across the country have grappled with how to integrate their schools, too. Chalkbeat

SCHOOL SAFETY: Indiana schools will have access to free handheld metal detectors starting next month. IndyStar

VIRTUAL SCHOOLS: Ohio’s largest online charter school closed in January amid a dispute with the state. Now, state officials don’t know whether 2,300 students are attending school. AP