Rise & Shine: Indianapolis Educators’ Village hits an early snag in attracting teachers to buy homes
Good morning, and happy Monday!
Today, I have a story for you about how the city of Crawfordsville is examining the potential workforce benefits of early childhood education. Workforce development can sometimes be a tough topic to write about, because it can be difficult to see and quantify the issues.
But this problem is probably relatable to a lot of families: The shortage of child care spots in Crawfordsville, the mayor said, is making it tough both for parents to enter the workforce, and for local businesses to find new workers.
— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief
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EARLY CHILDHOOD: In the small city of Crawfordsville, Indiana, Mayor Todd Barton has traced the local workforce shortage back to a surprising problem: the lack of preschools, day cares, and after-school programs. Chalkbeat
AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Some teacher salaries at Indianapolis Public Schools put them just outside the income cap for affordable housing at the new Educators’ Village. WFYI
MUNCIE: Former Muncie Schools Superintendent Steve Baule, who was not allowed to remain in the district as a teacher, says he was fired for being a whistleblower on illegal activity. Star-Press
FIELD TRIP: A teacher says a trip for Indianapolis students to visit China went wrong when the organizer didn’t raise enough funds to pay for the return flight home. Fox59, RTV6