Rise & Shine: Noblesville parents look to school board for answers after last month’s shooting

Good morning!

I’m back after a great family vacation to Amsterdam (seriously, check it out — excellent pancakes), and I’m ready to get back in the swing of things with a few days focused on the State Board of Education. Its new committee on virtual schools is meeting for the first time this afternoon, and the full board meets Wednesday for its June meeting.

In my story linked below, you can read more about what kinds of changes some lawmakers are calling for and some of the committee’s goals for its work. You can also watch the livestream today at 1 p.m., if you’re so inclined.

— Shaina Cavazos, reporter

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VIRTUAL SCHOOLS: A group of state officials is meeting for the first time today to examine virtual charter schools, and two prominent lawmakers are calling for Indiana to intervene in the dismal performance of the schools. Chalkbeat

NOBLESVILLE: Parents are looking for answers and more information after last month’s shooting. Today, they’ll address the district’s school board. Fox 59

The student accused of shooting a teacher and student at Noblesville Middle School West also appeared in court yesterday. RTV6

DEVOS: In a contentious interview that aired last week, Betsy DeVos’ husband Dick DeVos said charter schools have had a positive effect on Michigan education, and “everybody wins.” Chalkbeat