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Rise & Shine: What will it take to occupy Broad Ripple High School?

Good morning, Indiana!

Enter any typical classroom, and you’ll spot an average of 20 to 30 young students. But in Detroit’s major school district, that’s no longer the case.

The district is in the midst of a daunting teacher shortage, leaving classrooms crammed with 40 students, and students without a certified math or English teacher.

This is a reality district leaders must face as a new school year approaches. Will they hire educators with minimal classroom training? What about the recent college graduates certified by a for-profit online teachers college?

Our colleague Koby Levin has the story from Detroit.

— Shelby Mullis, reporter


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TEACHER SHORTAGE: Leaders of Detroit’s main district say their only solution to an overwhelming teacher shortage may be to hire educators with little classroom training. Chalkbeat

BROAD RIPPLE: The building that once housed Broad Ripple High School may stand empty longer than intended if Indianapolis Public Schools and community members can’t find common ground. Indianapolis Monthly

WOMEN IN STEM: A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology professor is spending a year in Ireland to find a solution to the gender gap in STEM fields. IndyStar

SCHOOL SAFETY: A central Indiana school district is seeking a tax increase to pay for enhanced safety and security measures at its school buildings. Fox59