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Rise & Shine: Should IPS make textbooks free for everyone?

In education stories from around the state, questions abound about the legislature, the state board and more:

  • IPS board members ask: should they charge kids for textbooks? (Chalkbeat)
  • Glenda Ritz criticized A to F grading in a speech to the Bloomington Rotary Club. (IU Daily Student)
  • Indy Star cartoonist Gary Varvel gives his take on Ritz vs. Pence. (Indy Star)
  • State auditor candidate Mike Claytor breaks down questions of CECI’s funding. (Claytor4Auditor)
  • Video: State board members tells NWI’s editorial board Ritz trying to “draw Pence into conflict” over the state board. (NWI)
  • Marcus Robinson: Schools get all poverty ills, like it or not. (StateImpact)
  • Center Grove wants to give pay its superintendent among the highest salaries in the state. (Indy Star)
  • Steve Hinnefeld: Will Indiana really do something big on preschool? (School Matters)
  • A Wayne Township student left on the bus was unharmed. (RTV6)
  • Closing a school might not keep the buses rolling in Muncie. (StateImpact)

In education news from other places:

  • Arne Duncan has lost some of his early luster. (NPR)
  • Memphis school board debates the role, and future, of TFA in the city. (Chalkbeat Tennessee)
  • Is a dead Colorado school funding ballot measure cold enough for an autopsy? (EdNews Colorado)
  • Architects of A to F school grades in NYC acknowledge errors and the need for an overhaul. (Gotham Schools)