5 things you should know about Indiana education
VOUCHERS: The first study examining the effects of Indiana’s voucher program reveal initial drops in math, but some improvements crop up after four years. Read more from Chalkbeat, NPR, IBJ, Indy Star and Education Week.
ROUND-UP: Today was a big day for voucher news — read about a case decided by the Supreme Court yesterday that could have implications for state voucher programs as well as two new studies looking at results in Indiana and Louisiana. Read more from Chalkbeat.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS: IPS is expected to announce this week which three of the district’s seven high schools are likely to close. A final vote isn’t expected until later this fall. Read more from Chalkbeat and WISH-TV.
FINANCIAL CRISIS: Muncie today appointed an emergency manager for its school district — required in recently passed legislation — to help it deal with major financial problems. The Star Press has more on the pick.
WATER SAFETY: Hundreds of Indiana schools are opting to have the state pay to test their drinking water for lead. Read more from the Journal Gazette.