Rise & Shine: Judge rules school district violated transgender student’s rights
Can you believe it’s already the second week of June? Summer always flies by, feeling shorter every year — plus, the rain is really starting to get to me.
But I’m coming back from a weekend sojourn to the Indiana Dunes feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the summer to-do list. I want to put this out there to you, dear reader: What do you want to read from Chalkbeat this summer? Tell us what’s on your mind: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to hear from you! And consider it a standing invitation.
— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief
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LGBT RIGHTS: A federal judge ruled Friday that the Evansville school district violated a transgender student’s rights when officials did now allow him to use the men’s restrooms. Courier & Press
FINISH LINE: Adult students overcome obstacles to graduate from Christel House’s Drop-Out Recovery School. RTV6, WTHR
TRANSFORMATION ZONE: Will South Bend receive enough federal money to turn around its schools? South Bend Tribune
FALLOUT: How the Gary school district is responding to a teacher naming a student with autism as “most annoying.” NWI, Post-Tribune
But one teacher says she’s a scapegoat in the incident. NWI
PRICE HIKE: A new reading curriculum drives up book fees at Richmond schools. Pal-Item
IN THE PUBLIC EYE: The Evansville school board addresses concerns over a lack of transparency in their discussions. Courier & Press
INAPPROPRIATE: A parent says a substitute teacher at Christel House Academy made inappropriate comments to her daughter and another student. RTV6
SUMMER BREAK: Indianapolis Public Schools offers free meals to children over the summer. RTV6, WTHR