Rise & Shine: Muncie expected to run out of cash within months

HOOSIER SCHOOL CHIEFS: State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick joined two of her predecessors, Glenda Ritz and Suellen Reed, for a panel Saturday. McCormick may have won the support of school choice advocates in her bid to become Indiana’s superintendent, but she was right at home in a room full of critics of charter schools and vouchers. Read more in Chalkbeat and WFYI.

ARLINGTON: The Indianapolis Public Schools Board will meet tonight at Arlington High School, which is likely to become a middle school next year. It’s a meeting that will probably attract a crowd because Arlington alumni have strongly supported the school in recent years. Read more about the reasons to keep the doors open and the pressures to close it in Chalkbeat.

TEACHERS AND POLICY: Twenty teachers were chosen as Teach Plus Indianapolis fellows last week. The program aims to help educators influence education policy.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: Black children are more likely to be diagnosed with disabilities than white children. But new research suggests that districts may actually be under-identifying students of color with disabilities. Read more in Chalkbeat.

TIME OFF: Teaching is billed as a family friendly career, but many school districts do not offer any paid family leave. Chalkbeat wants to know how districts compare and how leave policies impact families. If you are an educator and have taken family leave, fill out our survey.

MUNCIE: The financial situation in Muncie is increasingly dire, with the district expected to run out of cash in November or December, according to the StarPress. The district is also still having problems with its bus contractor, which probably did not pay all of its workers.

Coming up…

The Indianapolis Public Schools Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington and Thursday at Northwest High School. Dylan will be Tweeting from @dylanpmccoy.