Indiana

Rise & Shine: New rules open kindergarten to younger students

Good morning,

The story of an accomplished teacher who is forced to work a second job to make ends meet has become a sad cliche. But when Jack Hesser shared the relentless grind of early mornings and late nights at our story slam last month, it was fresh, funny — and frustrating.

Be sure to catch the video of Jack. And thanks to our co-hosts Teachers Lounge Indy and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter


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


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