Rise & Shine: Three Indianapolis students allegedly brought guns to school

Good morning,

As a reporter, it can be frustrating to try to summarize views on local schools. It’s easy to find the people who are most passionate — they show up at meetings and panels. But many people are not tapped into the political side of education. They form their opinions about schools from their own experiences as students and parents or from years of conversations with neighbors, and they often pay little attention to the contentious issues that drive the debate. No matter how many conversations I have, I struggle to draw conclusions about which views are in the majority.

That’s why I was especially interested to see a survey of Indianapolis voters that asked their opinions on some of the topics I cover most closely — Indianapolis Public Schools, charter schools, and other issues in Marion County education.

Read on for the details from Stephanie.

— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter

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SURVEY SAYS: African Americans have a rosier view of Indianapolis Public Schools and local charter schools than Marion County residents, generally, according to a poll released Wednesday by the local news outlet IndyPolitics.org. Chalkbeat

PERSONNEL MATTERS: The superintendent of the Delphi school district was put on paid administrative leave. The school board also approved a $1.5 million emergency loan. Journal & Courier, RTV6

GUNS IN SCHOOLS: In less than a week, three Indianapolis students have been arrested for allegedly bringing guns to school. The latest students were at North Central and Ben Davis high schools. IndyStar, WISH, RTV6

STUDENT SAFETY: Police in Evansville used force to arrest a 14-year-old student who was allegedly involved in a fight on a school bus. Courier Press

OP-ED: As Indiana prepares to release the first year of scores from the new ILEARN exam, three superintendents are calling on the state not to use the scores for teacher evaluations or district accountability. Journal & Courier

BREACH: The personal data, including names and dates of birth, of some Carmel Clay students was “impacted by a security breach,” according to the district. RTV6