Kim Brand and a business partner have launched a "maker space" startup focused on the education market, called 1st Maker Space. It targets students in formal and informal class settings, and 3D printers are just a part of its arsenal.
School districts across Indiana are having trouble finding people to fill open teaching positions as the number of teacher licenses issued by the state has dropped by nearly 90 percent in recent years.
The state schools superintendent, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Mike Pence next year, has been skeptical of the school grading system, while the board dominated by Pence's appointees has advocated for the grades.