Headlines

Rise & Shine: An Indianapolis teen was shot while walking to his school bus stop

Good morning,

When Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett revealed his proposed budget this week, one key item wasn’t in it: pre-K.

The city’s preschool program is reaching its expiration date, and Hogsett wants to leave it up to the state to pay for early education opportunities for children from low-income families. But some of Indy’s youngest learners are going to be left out — without the city’s support, 3-year-olds will no longer qualify for pre-K vouchers.

The loss of access for 3-year-olds comes as Indiana has been slowly trying to build its preschool opportunities. Read on for more from new Chalkbeat Indiana reporter Emma Kate Fittes, who will introduce herself here later this week!

Plus, check out Dylan’s story on which charter schools are new this year and which are closing their doors.

— Stephanie Wang, bureau chief


Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox.


EARLY EDUCATION: Indianapolis ends preschool program, leaving 3-year-olds without access to scholarships. Chalkbeat

OPEN AND CLOSED: Without enough students or cash, 5 Indianapolis charter schools closed. Now, 6 new ones are opening. Chalkbeat

ONLINE SCHOOLS: Daleville Community Schools has scheduled two meetings as the next steps to revoking the charters for the troubled Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy. WTHR

GUN VIOLENCE: An Indianapolis teenager was shot while walking to his school bus stop yesterday morning. Fox59, WTHR

INVESTIGATION: An investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights examined Hamilton Southeastern schools’ handling of sexual assault allegations. RTV6

SCHOOL SAFETY: A Muncie student who brought a gun to school allegedly told someone he “might have to shoot a couple of people,” according to charging documents. Star-Press, RTV6, Fox59, WISH, WTHR

LGBT DISCRIMINATION: A former Roncalli student says school officials sought to silence his support for a counselor who was fired because of her same-sex marriage. WTHR