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Rise & Shine: Judge rules school district violated transgender student’s rights

Happy Monday!

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: in.tips@chalkbeat.org.

Hope to hear from you! And consider it a standing invitation.

— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief


Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox.


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