Indiana

Rise & Shine: Lawmakers aim to increase safety at bus stops

Good morning,

The fight over pay for teachers in Indiana appears to be heating up.

A Republican bill calling on districts to raise teacher pay by making other budget cuts passed the House Wednesday. But critics say it will do little to address the problem.

“It does not guarantee any pay increases for teachers,” said Mike Brown, the state education department’s legislative affairs director. “We all own this problem and must find a solution. Unfortunately, [the bill] is not that solution.”

Shaina has more on the controversy below.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter


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TEACHER PAY: A Republican bill calling on districts to raise teacher pay by making other budget cuts passed an Indiana House of Representatives education committee vote. Chalkbeat

GUIDING HAND: Indy Achieves, an initiative to help Marion County residents get higher education, announced a new mentorship program Wednesday. WFYI, IIB, Chalkbeat (May 29)

SAFETY: In the wake of a crash that killed three children boarding a school bus, Indiana lawmakers are proposing stiffer penalties for school bus stop-arm violations and increased camera enforcement of distracted driving. NWI, Tribune Star, WTHR, Fox59