5 things you need to know about Indiana education

MISSING UNION: Without drawing much attention, Indianapolis Public Schools removed the teachers union from John Marshall Middle School. Now, teachers at the troubled school could be fired more easily and make thousands of dollars more than their peers at other schools. Read more in Chalkbeat.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Indianapolis Public Schools welcomed students to a new school year on Monday. Read more about the first morning back at two local schools at Chalkbeat.

LOYALTY BONUS: High school teachers in IPS could get bonuses up to $5,000 as an incentive to stay until the end of the year. The money is meant to help retain teachers despite the uncertainty that comes with plans to close high schools. Read more in Chalkbeat, Indy Star and CBS4.

NOT COLLEGE READY: Thousands of Indiana students graduated high school and went on to college in 2015, but it turns out many of them aren’t actually ready for college courses, new data shows. Read more from the Indy Star and check out their database to find information on your school.

PRE-K FOUND LACKING: A new report shows Indiana’s state-supported preschool program isn’t accessible to many needy families, mainly because of requirements that families be in school or working to use it. Read more from StateImpact.