Rise & Shine: In Monroe County, few families apply for preschool scholarships

6 things you should know about Indiana education

  1. TEACHER PAY: Most teachers across Indianapolis Public Schools will get raises of about 2 percent after the approval of a new contract by the IPS board and the teachers union. Read more from Chalkbeat.
  2. SUPERINTENDENT PAY: The IPS board voted unanimously to give Superintendent Lewis Ferebee a raise and a bonus, bringing his total compensation up to $286,769. Read more from Chalkbeat.
  3. KEEP IT SIMPLE: This Franklin Township principal says simple teaching and a focus on specific skills students need to learn is helping drive their success on state tests. Read more from Chalkbeat.
  4. RESTART: Two more neighborhood elementary schools in IPS are facing restart as innovation schools after years of low test scores. Read more from Chalkbeat.
  5. PRESCHOOL: New state money means more low-income families can apply for preschool scholarships, but in Monroe County, few have taken advantage of the opportunity. Read more from the Herald Times.
  6. SEGREGATION: Some South Bend community members are worried a new district plan to close schools, redraw boundaries and return to a neighborhood school system could be a way of getting around federal orders to desegregate. Read more from the South Bend Tribune and WFYI.

— Shaina Cavazos and Dylan Peers McCoy, reporters