CHESTERTON - Over 200 people protested at Chesterton Middle School on Monday in support of the LGBTQ community. The "Times" reports that's after Duneland school administrators directed three middle school teachers to take rainbow flags, and other affirming items, off of their walls. The school corporation said there were complaints from parents and students that the items, “conflicted with their personal social and political beliefs.”
Today: NFIB in Indiana director Barbara Quandt is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the latest NFIB small business optimism index. She notes that there is some optimism as the pandemic restrictions ease but Hoosier small business owners are still hampered by hiring issues. IPB News reporter Jeanie Lindsay talks to Hoosier families about how they've adjusted their at-home learning, one year after the start of the pandemic. And "Morning Edition" host and Indiana native Steve Inskeep talks with two members of Congress about a bipartisan effort to boost civics and history education, through a little financial incentive.
High school courses in areas including cosmetology and culinary arts will keep their state funding in a version of the budget approved by the Senate after language that would’ve cut their funding was removed from the current budget bill.