Among the statewide issues Indiana media wrote about this weekend included, what else, Glenda Ritz, but also teacher transfers, A to F grading and school safety:

  • A survey says 83 percent of current or former IPS teachers changed schools involuntarily in their first four years. (Chalkbeat)
  • Dave Bangert: West Lafayette lawmakers wonder whether the state superintendent should be appointed. (Journal Courier)
  • Ritz, Zoeller and the state board are still arguing over who can sue whom. (Indy Star)
  • For the third straight year, Indiana struggles to devise a school grading system. (NWI)
  • Lesley Wiedenbener: School resources officers can solve lots of problems for schools. (The Statehouse File)
  • Editorial: Indiana has a critical need to improve early education, which should bring feuding factions together. (Indy Star)

In the Indianapolis area, bands were marching, schools were building and kids were running:

  • Avon, Greenwood were among the winners at the Indiana High School marching band state finals. (WTHR)
  • Construction begins to expand Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern high schools. (RTV6, Indy Star)
  • A collaboration by IPS and IUPUI gets hundreds of kids to run a 5K. (Indy Star)
  • Retiring Arsenal football coach urges IPS not to cut athletics. (WTHR)
  • Schools are working to prevent allergic reactions. (WTHR)

Elsewhere in Indiana, busing, early childhood education and technical training made headlines:

  • In Northwest Indiana, a school district starts a low cost pre-K program. (NWI)
  • With a big transportation tax issue on the ballot in Muncie, the Star Press looks at districts that have eliminated busing. (Star Press)
  • LaPorte County’s Energy Academy, aimed at training energy technicians, is an Indiana first. (NWI)
  • In Terre Haute, a Chinese language program for adopted children is expanding to include adults. (Indiana Public Media)