Rise & Shine: Indiana Democrat proposes nixing the state board of education

Good morning,

From pre-K to high school graduation, Indiana has news for you this morning. First, check out how the state is planning to spend $7 million it won from the feds to expand preschool options.

Then, Dylan has a story about how one of Indianapolis Public Schools’ signature academic achievements — graduation rates largely on the rise across the district — was dealt a disappointing blow last week.

— Shaina Cavazos, reporter

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DISAPPOINTING DROP: Graduation rates are down for five IPS high schools for 2018. Chalkbeat

PRE-K WIN: Indiana will receive $7 million from the feds to improve the state’s preschool program. Chalkbeat

BIG CHANGES: As it prepares for a new elementary school, Center Grove is proposing a redistricting plan where hundreds of students would have to change schools. WISH-TV

BACK TO SCHOOL: Students at Carmel High School are back in the building this week after a big explosion caused major damage over winter break. WISH-TV

BYE: An Indiana Democrat is proposing the state do away with the State Board of Education. IndyStar

SAFETY: Parents of students who were killed at their school bus stop earlier this fall are supporting bills from state lawmakers that add more safety precautions. IndyStar, Fox 59