Rise & Shine: Indianapolis Public Schools board approves school closing plan

6 things you need to know about Indiana education

IPS SCHOOL CLOSINGS: The Indianapolis Public Schools Board approved a plan to close Broad Ripple High School and John Marshall Middle School as well as convert Northwest and Arlington High Schools to middle schools.

ONWARD: Gov. Eric Holcomb gave his support to Indiana’s plans to revamp education to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act. Read more from Chalkbeat.

DEVOS VISIT: Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education, made three stops in Indiana last week. Read about her visit to Hope Academy in Indianapolis and conversations she had over pulled pork in Hancock County on Chalkbeat, WFYI, the Post Tribune, and the IndyStar.

DUAL CREDIT: Indiana University plans to offer free graduate classes to teachers of dual credit courses. Read more from the South Bend Tribune. Former state schools chief Glenda Ritz also offered thoughts on the dual credit teaching dilemma in the IBJ.

COUNT DAY: Schools across the state turned in enrollment numbers last week for official student counts, which can determine state funding. In Muncie, numbers are slipping, causing some concern for district officials. Read more from Fox 59.

DACA: Indianapolis students offer their thoughts on the Trump administration’s decision to roll back Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Teacher Shawnta Barnes writes in the Indy/Ed blog that she hopes the discussion motivates her students to express their views and learn to debate with and listen to their peers.