Rise & Shine: Noblesville school shooting victim sues parents of shooter


Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb unveiled his legislative agenda yesterday. While he’s supportive of a top education issue — increasing teacher pay — he also suggested a measured approach that would put off any raises for two years. Holcomb also proposed eliminating performance bonuses for teachers, and holding off on increasing state funding for pre-K. Read more in Shaina’s story below.

Also, don’t forget that the Indianapolis Public Schools board is slated to start discussing next steps today after Superintendent Lewis Ferebee took the schools chancellor job in D.C. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief

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PRIORITIES: As educators and lawmakers call for increases in teacher pay, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is suggesting a far more measured approach, potentially tempering expectations that meaningful raises could be possible in the coming two years. Chalkbeat

LAWSUIT: Ella Whistler, the Noblesville West Middle School student injured in a school shooting in May, and her parents have filed a civil lawsuit against the parents of the shooter. Fox59, IndyStar, WTHR

HELPING HANDS: Starfish Initiative has been working with high-potential, high-need students from schools across Marion County to provide one-on-one mentoring and support to ensure they graduate from high school and go on to post-secondary education. IndyStar, Chalkbeat (Sept. 5)

INCLUSION: Roncalli High School students have started a new organization to encourage inclusion within the Catholic Church, naming the group Shelly’s Voice after the Roncalli guidance counselor suspended from her job when the school learned of her same-sex marriage earlier this year. WTHR

SCHOOL SAFETY: Portage High School student says threat was a joke, but police are calling it a felony. NWI