Rise & Shine: Vigo County schools look to community for input on cuts


Residencies seem like they’re the hot trend in teacher training these days. As the leader of a new program in Indianapolis puts it, instead of throwing you into the deep end, residencies let you make sure you have the skills you need first. You’re not just watching how-to-swim videos or practicing on dry land — you still get to splash and swim around in the pool, guided by a coach with a watchful eye.

I like swimming and taking metaphors too far. Don’t worry, Dylan’s story is better than what you just read here.

Also, I'm including a story in today's roundup from our colleagues in Tennessee, who looked at a new study on opportunities for gifted students. Check it out.

— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief

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TRAINING: A new Indianapolis teacher residency focuses on practice over theory. Chalkbeat

STUDY SAYS: Money over merit? New study says gifted programs favor students from wealthier families. Chalkbeat

OPINIONS: ILEARN results show crucial gaps in student learning — and which schools are more successful in narrowing those gaps. IndyStar

Addressing issues in public education should transcend politics. Tribune Star

RECRUITMENT: Why one local university believes military veterans would make great teachers. WISH

BULLYING: A parent raises concerns that bullying is not being properly reported at an Indianapolis school. RTV6

BUDGET CUTS: The Vigo County school district solicited community input for how to cut its budget. Tribune Star

EXTRA DOLLARS: A community grant in Muncie helps fund creative classroom lessons. Star-Press

STARTING EARLY: An Indiana preschool touts its STEM curriculum. Herald Bulletin

SECOND ACT: A retired Indianapolis police officer started a new job as an IPS teacher. WTHR

SCHOOL SAFETY: An 11-year-old faces a felony charge after he allegedly claimed to have brought a gun to school. Fox59, WISH

CHARGES: A former parent advisory council president has been charged with stealing about $58,000 from the group. NWI