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Increased police patrols surrounding school bus stops paid for by a grant program has nabbed more than 400 Hoosiers running stop arms of stopped buses.

Nearly 40 police agencies used SAVE grants to pay for extra patrols surrounding schools and bus routes.

Gov. Eric Holcomb is defending his timeline to hold off on taking significant statewide action on teacher pay raises until 2021, despite calls from teachers to send more funding support to schools in 2020 when lawmakers aren’t likely to open the state budget.

The Indiana State Board of Education approved a proposal that will cut state funding from some family and consumer science (FCS) classes starting next school year, after board members held a procedural vote at a special meeting Friday.

The state’s largest early learning nonprofit says 2019 was a year of progress, and should set up 2020 to be “transformative” for early learning providers and families looking for improved access. 

School Spotlight: What’s A Sensory Path?

Dec 30, 2019

In the small town of Carlisle, south of Terre Haute, Carlisle Elementary School has a unique hallway that kids love to visit. If the timing’s right, you’ll see kids hopping, spinning, and waving their arms in the air. It’s called the sensory path hall. A series of stickers in various colors and shapes on the floor and walls leads kids from one end to another, and back again, in a big loop. 

Athletics programs around the state and country are facing a shortage of school sports officials, and a class of students at IUPUI in Indianapolis is trying to tackle the problem by sharing possible solutions to different elements of the problem. 

The number of homeless students enrolled in Hoosier schools nearly doubled between 2008 and 2018.

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

PILOTS WANTED 

Earlier this year, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg told CNBC his company projects the aviation industry will need to find some 800,000 new pilots in the next 20 years. That's as retirements by current pilots are expected to escalate and new tech comes online for which additional training will be needed.

That could make it a seller’s market for those just coming out of flight school.

GARY, Indiana -- Two starkly different plans emerged Monday about the future of Theodore Roosevelt College & Career Academy, a high school under state takeover since 2012 for chronic academic failure. Students were also displaced earlier this year after the building was shuttered due to millions of dollars in weather-related damages.

Three schools under state takeover could be returned to former home district Indianapolis Public Schools after a state-appointed board denied a charter application for each school Friday.

The application rejection is a staggering end to nearly eight years of a state-mandated takeover where the schools are managed by a private Florida-based company, Charter Schools USA. The takeover was already set to run out in June 2020, and CSUSA hoped a related organization would be granted charters to oversee the schools when it ended.

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