6 things you should know about Indiana education

TESTING: Thanks to new federal law, Indiana officials are considering offering state tests in languages other than English. Spanish would be the focus, but Burmese and others could end up in the mix. Read more from Chalkbeat.

VOUCHERS: AFT President Randi Weingarten recently blasted vouchers as the “only slightly more polite cousins of segregation.” But how are vouchers actually affect segregation? Chalkbeat has the details on what research shows us so far.

YOUNG SCIENTISTS: Seven Indianapolis Public Schools high schoolers had the chance to kickstart their careers in science and medicine this summer by doing cancer research. Read more in WYFI.

MEALS ON WHEELS: IPS launched its very own food truck this summer. The converted school bus visited Stratford Apartments to bring children free lunches. Read more in the IndyStar and RTV6.

BACK TO SCHOOL: With the new school year just around the corner, it’s time for families to stock up on supplies. Read more about the Urban League block party in WISH and WTHR.

WELCOMING CAMPUS: At the RHYME Summer Mentoring Program, refugee students are telling stories through music, dance, and theater, despite language barriers and natural teenage awkwardness. The students in the program also work with mentors from IUPUI and learn about their own opportunities for higher education. Read more in the IndyStar.