Rise & Shine: Which Indiana districts have the highest and lowest average teacher pay?

Good morning,

It’s A-F grade news all around this morning. You can start off with Dylan’s dive into how big changes at Indianapolis Public Schools high schools led to something called a “baseline reset,” where all the schools’ previous data — tests, grades, graduation rate — has been removed from the state’s school report card website.

Then, I explain why a more generous grading model used for IPS innovation schools could be on its way out. Oh, and there’s an update on the Senate’s virtual charter schools bill, too, for good measure (it passed out of committee on Wednesday).


— Shaina Cavazos, reporter

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DO-OVER: Four Indianapolis Public Schools high schools that were overhauled this year are getting a fresh start from the state under a little-known process called a “baseline reset.” Chalkbeat

VIRTUAL SCHOOLS: Online charter school networks would not be allowed to shuffle students between their schools  — and possibly bypass key accountability measures — under a new bill. Chalkbeat

RULE CHANGE: New innovation schools in IPS might no longer receive high marks from the state despite low test scores under a new Republican-led proposal. Chalkbeat

RANK AND FILE: Here are the Indiana school districts with the highest and lowest average teacher salaries. IndyStar

CRISIS: Some Gary students have been out of school for weeks because of no heat stemming from problems with the school’s boiler. Post Tribune

NOPE: Lawmakers rejected a proposal that would have required private schools to follow rules on bullying. RTV6