Red for Ed

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the new head of the Diocese of Gary, an Indiana judge handed religious conservative groups a loss in their lawsuit challenging the so-called “fix” to the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Purdue University Northwest director of School of Engineering Dietmar Rempfar. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update”…    

It’s a Tuesday morning, just before 7. It’s still dark outside and a group of more than 20 teachers from Bedford, just south of Bloomington, are getting on a school bus. They’re going to the Statehouse. 

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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the closing of two schools in Hammond, Michigan City Mayor Ronald Meer is seeking a special prosecutor following his arrest earlier this week, an estimated 15,000 educators gathered outside the Indiana statehouse for the “Red for Ed” rally Tuesday to support public education, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Big Shoulders Fund CEO Joshua Hale. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”… 

Thousands of educators gathered outside the Indiana statehouse for the “Red for Ed” rally Tuesday to support public education. The Indiana State Teacher Association says its focus is three-pronged: ILEARN hold harmless, repeal career awareness licensure requirement, and use surplus money for public schools.

Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) officially kicked off his run for governor Tuesday after months of exploring a bid.

Hundreds of teachers and supporters of public education rallied at the statehouse Saturday to call for better pay and school funding, because many say the state isn’t doing enough.