Educators, students and concerned parents were still testifying late into the afternoon Wednesday at the Indiana Statehouse as an hours-long Senate committee meeting discussed a bill that would give parents more control of their child’s education and limit what can be discussed in classrooms.
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Indianapolis Public Schools will raise its starting teacher pay to about $50,000 next school year but not include charter school teachers for now.
The state is vaccinating Hoosiers 60 years old and older.
Teachers are frontline workers too.
Indiana parents who are worried about health risks from the coronavirus have a tough but straightforward choice — enroll their children in brick-and-mortar schools this year or keep them home in remote programs. But for teachers and school staff, working from home often isn’t an option.
As schools prepare to reopen in the coming weeks, superintendents across Indiana have prepared for multiple scenarios that may happen from opening during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
When Indiana schools reopen in the fall, students may ride half-empty buses, eat lunch at their desk, or show up in-person just a couple days a week.
In a time of unprecedented disruption, it’s mostly business as usual at a handful of schools in Indiana.
Angela Cordova, left, who has four children at School 67, is fighting to prevent the overhaul of the school. Photo by Dylan Peers McCoy/Chalkbeat
Mid-career teachers in Indianapolis Public Schools could get “catch up” raises as large as $9,400 if school board members approve a tentativ…