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Rise & Shine: Education (finally) an issue in Indy election


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ELECTION TIME: Education is (finally) getting some attention in the Indianapolis mayor’s race. Chalkbeat

Plus, these 10 Indiana districts are asking voters to approve a tax increase for more school funding. Chalkbeat

TUNE IN: Listen to Chalkbeat reporter Dylan Peers McCoy discuss her investigation into hidden dropouts on the recording of last week’s All IN show. WFYI

ASK ME ANYTHING: IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson talks racial equity, education reform, and “respectful disagreement” in a Q&A. Indy Monthly

PARTNERSHIP: The South Bend school district is considering a partnership with a charter school by creating an innovation school, similar to the approach in Indianapolis Public Schools. South Bend Tribune

TEACHER PAY: Teachers in Noblesville will receive the most significant salary increase in decades under a new contract. RTV6

Plus, teachers in Richmond Community Schools will get an increase in their base salary that’s the largest in school history. Pal Item

SLOWLY SHRINKING: Gary schools expects to lose students this year at a slower pace than in recent years. NWI

INTRODUCTION: A Q&A with the new head of the International School of Indiana, who came here from Costa Rica. IBJ

OPINIONS: Tied to test scores, schools’ A-F grades don’t give a full picture of what students are learning, former state schools chief Glenda Ritz says. IBJ

STUDENT HEALTH: Indianapolis Public Schools is offering free meals during fall break. FOX59, IndyStar

GOOD BYE: The outgoing superintendent of the North West Hendricks School Corporation will receive severance after stepping down early. RTV6

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