Rise & Shine: Police investigate anti-Semitic graffiti at Pike High School

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Schools have been looking for inventive ways to give teachers more opportunities for leadership. But sometimes, what’s old is new again. Indianapolis Public Schools is revamping its student teaching experience to better support the teachers who mentor college students — and recognize their work with a little extra money. Check out Dylan’s story below.

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LEAD THE WAY: A new effort in Indianapolis Public Schools is reshaping student teaching so that teachers who work with college students are better prepared — and better paid. Chalkbeat

VANDALISM: Police are investigating two incidents of swastikas drawn in Pike High School restrooms. Fox59, IndyStar, WTHR

GRADING CURVE: An Indiana high school tells teachers not to grade tests or quizzes below 50 percent. NWI

RED FLAGS: A state committee is coming up with a list of warning signs to identify financially struggling school district. Post-Tribune

THE FUTURE: High school seniors took advantage of an opportunity last week to apply to colleges for free. Fox59

BRIBERY CASE: An Indiana school board considers a new policy limiting gifts after its superintendent was charged with bribery. TribStar