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Rise & Shine: Most Indiana school referendums pass

Good morning,

Everyone must have been in a post-election stupor yesterday because there is not much news on Indiana education. Marion County is still tallying absentee ballots, but it appears likely that two challengers who are critical of the administration unseated incumbents in the race for seats on the Indianapolis Public Schools board.

Plus, a resounding victory for two tax measures to raise more money for IPS means teachers in the district could see raises in the coming months.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter


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RAISES: Indianapolis Public Schools teachers could see raises in early 2019, the result of voters decisively approving a property tax increase Tuesday night to funnel an additional $220 million to the district over eight years. Chalkbeat

ELECTION: Vocal critics of the Indianapolis Public Schools administration look poised to unseat two incumbents on the board. Chalkbeat

MONEY MONEY: Most (but not all) Indiana school districts with funding referendums on the ballot won approval from voters Tuesday night. WFYI

SOCIAL MEDIA: The Muncie school district is dealing with rumors posted on social media that claimed guns and machetes had been found at Central High School. Star Press