Rise & Shine: Lawrence adds new Spanish immersion school

A-F GRADES: Indiana released state accountability grades this week, and for most schools, grades stayed about the same. Find your school’s grade in our interactive database and read more from Chalkbeat, WFYI, The Statehouse File, the Journal Gazette, and IndyStar.

INNOVATION SCHOOLS: Several Indianapolis Public Schools innovation schools earned A grades from the state, a particularly significant development for schools on the cusp of being eligible for state takeover. Read more in Chalkbeat.

MONEY TROUBLE: On Monday, lawmakers discussed ways to help districts get ahead of financial issues. Recently, the state intervened in the Muncie and Gary school districts because of major money issues. Read more from WFYI.

GARY PLAN: The emergency manager for Gary schools presented a plan for two struggling schools to the Indiana State Board of Education. It calls for extending the school day, additional math and English instruction and more training for teachers and principals. Read more in the Post Tribune.

IMMERSION: Lawrence Township is expanding its dual language Spanish immersion program, based largely on the popularity of the more than 20-year program at Forest Glen Elementary School. Read more from RTV6.