6 things you need to know about Indiana education
STICK WITH IT: Keeping the same teachers in the classroom can make all the difference, said a Wayne Township principal whose students made gains on ISTEP. Read more about their progress this year from Chalkbeat.
NEW RESEARCH: Newark schools have seen major shifts since an influx of cash in 2010. But not all the changes have been positive. Read more from Chalkbeat.
SCHOOL CHOICE: What if the foundation of school choice — that parents pick good schools, leading bad schools to close — didn’t hold up? A new study from New York City offers some insight. Read more from Chalkbeat.
MAJOR CONCERNS: A family from LaPorte County says their daughter, who has autism, was inappropriately restrained in her second-grade classroom. It’s not yet clear if the actions violate state law. Read more from the South Bend Tribune.
MORE THAN MONEY: Indiana’s scholarship program to attract new teachers has failed to bring in more minority students or men, and one local teacher says she isn’t surprised — “You have to do more than throw money at minority high school students to get them to choose teaching as a career.” Read more from the Indy Education blog.
PITCHING IN: Teachers in the cash-strapped Gary school district often take matters into their own hands when it comes to supplying their classrooms. One Gary teacher has raised hundreds of dollars for local schools over the years. Read more from the NWI Times.