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Rise & Shine: Lawmakers gather and gauge new education laws

Education was on the minds of legislators at their annual Organization Day event:

  • Lawmakers talked about a preschool bill, the Common Core and whether they will enter the fray in the state board battle. (Chalkbeat)
  • Democrats think the GOP will move to strip Rtiz’s powers. (StateImpact)
  • Lawmakers said they would seek to strengthen day care laws. (Indy Star)

In other education news:

  • Meet the four Chalkbeat editors in Tennessee, Indiana, New York and Denver. (Chalkbeat)
  • South Bend’s school board is aiming to equalize principal pay. (SB Tribune)
  • Parents ask if Wayne Twp school smoking ban goes far enough. (RTV6)
  • NPR’s Claudio Sanchez will speak at an event honoring transformational public school educators. (IUPUI)
  • TNTP study says cumbersome hiring keeps good teachers out or urban classrooms. (Chalkbeat Tennessee)
  • See also this story about a recent Indianapolis study with similar conclusions to the TNTP study. (Chalkbeat)
  • Report: Rising poverty smothers improvements in Chicago. (Chicago Reader)
  • Denver math tutor program shows gains, but can they be sustained? (EdNews Colorado)

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