It's primary day in Indiana, and 10 school districts around the state are posing ballot referenda asking voters to raise property taxes to help fund schools.
Over the last five years, the number of English learners in Indiana grew faster than the national average.
All week we are taking a closer look at the ten school referenda that will appear on ballots around the state May 3.
Many schools started turning to referendum questions after property tax caps went into place in 2008.
For the first time, Indiana's science standards include computer science curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade students.
The new rules include student growth on the ISTEP+ in the elementary and middle school and high school calculations.
The State Board of Education meets Friday for its monthly meeting. It will decide the fate of seven failing schools.
More than 32,000 students now use scholarships, up from around 4,000 students the first year, 2011-2012.
State education leaders spent time in Washington D.C. learning about the Every Student Succeeds Act and how it will affect education in Indiana.
First year teacher Sara Draper explains, in her own words, why teaching elementary school can be lonely.