Rise & Shine: New group will try to connect school board members pushing for ‘dramatic change’ in these 10 cities

Hi everyone,

Following up on Monday's big news that IPS’ Lewis Ferebee is heading to a new role in D.C., we’ve got a couple more stories to help you make sense of it, with some excerpts from an interview with Ferebee himself and some things to think about as the school board embarks on a search for the district's next leader.

And speaking of school boards, Matt has another story that says Indianapolis is one of several cities that a new advocacy group is looking to exert some influence in. Its subject of choice? You guessed it — school boards. Read more in the stories linked below.

— Shaina Cavazos, reporter

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Q&A: IPS’ Lewis Ferebee said although he’s on his way to D.C. early next year, he thinks he’s left the district in a good place to move ahead without him. Chalkbeat

THE SEARCH IS ON: So with Ferebee leaving, who’s going to man the ship? The IPS school board will have to decide if it wants local talent or if it wants to start a national search. Regardless, communication is key, city education leaders say. Chalkbeat

NEW GROUP ON THE BLOCK: School Board Partners says it wants to create a “national community” of board members and will offer coaching and consulting services. Chalkbeat