Rise & Shine: Indianapolis students create a short film on school shootings

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Friday was the deadline to apply to become Indianapolis Public Schools’ next superintendent. The state’s largest district netted 11 applications for the job. Check out Dylan’s story to find out why the district might not have gotten more applications, according to one expert, and what the next steps are.

Also, there’s frustration brewing at Shortridge High School as the district searches for a new principal. Shane O’Day is stepping down at the end of this year, but some parents and educators say they’re not happy with the candidates to replace him or how the process is going.

— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief

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HATS IN THE RING: Indianapolis Public Schools receives 11 applications for superintendent. Chalkbeat

WHO’S IN CHARGE: Some parents and educators are frustrated with the search for a new principal for Shortridge High School. Chalkbeat

PROTESTS: Northwest Indiana educators protest new rules and demand more funding for local schools. NWI

SCHOOL SAFETY: Pike Township students create a short film, “Trapped,” about school shootings. WTHR

School district leaders look at the possibility of installing bullet-resistant windows in their schools. Fox59, WTHR

TEACHERS UNION: Running unopposed, Gary teachers union leader GlenEva Dunham wins a second term as president of the Indiana Federation of Teachers. Post-Tribune

CHARGES: A former Delaware County middle school teacher is charged with battery after an altercation with a student. Fox59, RTV6, Star-Press, WISH, WTHR