Indiana loses private sector jobs for 2nd month in a row; The culture that created Curtis Hill; and There is a stench

Indiana loses private sector jobs for 2nd month in a row; The culture that created Curtis Hill; and There is a stench

Interim leader Aleesia Johnson named next superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools
Interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson, a longtime ally of charter schools, will officially lead Indianapolis Public Schools following her widely expected selection by the district’s school board Friday. (Chalkbeat)

Study shows affordable housing remains out of reach for many Hoosiers
“Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing,” a study released jointly by Prosperity Indiana and The National Low Income Housing Coalition, reported a worker must earn $16.02 an hour to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment or a minimum wage employee must work 88 hours a week to pay the rent in a comparable unit. (Fox 59)

Viewpoint: Expanding Early College essential for Indiana to meet its goal
Expanding Early College across Indiana is an essential strategy if our state is going to achieve its goal of 60% of adults completing some type of postsecondary credential by 2025. To those of us who work advancing education in Indiana, numbers, percentages and projections are part of the job — but sometimes, one student can make you realize your work is valuable and important. (South Bend Tribune)

Curtis Hill And The Culture That Produced Him
The lawsuit Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s four accusers filed a few days ago makes one thing clear. Sexual harassment is serious business. Those who haven’t grasped that by now will have to learn their lesson the hard way – either in a courtroom or in the court of public opinion. (The Statehouse File)

May Employment Numbers Show Pessimism In Indiana
The Hoosier private sector lost jobs in May, for the second consecutive month – 1,200 positions, mostly from the leisure and hospitality and financial sectors. And in a sign of pessimism in the economy, the state’s labor force declined last month. That measure counts not just people who have a job, but also those actively looking for one. And May breaks a labor force growth streak that had stretched back 27 months. (Indiana Public Media)

‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children
A chaotic scene of sickness and filth is unfolding in an overcrowded border station in Clint, Tex., where hundreds of young people who have recently crossed the border are being held, according to lawyers who visited the facility this week. Some of the children have been there for nearly a month. (New York Times)

ICE raids targeting migrant families slated to start Sunday in major U.S. cities
President Trump has directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders, an operation that is likely to begin with predawn raids in major U.S. cities on Sunday, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of the plans. (Washington Post)

Trump says he’s in ‘no hurry’ to strike Iran
President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been out of proportion to the shootdown of an unmanned American surveillance drone. (AP)

Gray whale deaths could reach record levels this year; NOAA opens investigation
At least 70 dead or dying gray whales have stranded on the West Coast this year, prompting federal officials to launch a scientific investigation. (USA Today)

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