TESTING

Indiana bucks the test score trend and posts a second straight year of declines. Chalkbeat, StateImpact, Indy Star

IPS sees test scores drop at top schools and first ‘innovation’ restart in 2016. Chalkbeat

Find your school’s 2016 ISTEP scores. Chalkbeat

Find your high school’s 2016 ISTEP scores. Chalkbeat

Superintendents want pause in A-to-F grades for second straight year. WIBC

ISTEP replacement panel divided over offering specific plan. AP

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

State Board of Ed: Expand free preschool to more (but not yet all) 4-year-olds. Chalkbeat, StateImpact

SCHOOLS AND POLITICS

New schools chief Jennifer McCormick seeks to refocus education debate. The Flyer Group

INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Innovation in education: unleashing the talent. Governing

IPS investigating boy exposing himself on school bus. RTV6

IPS school board announces process for filling District 5 vacancy. Indianapolis Recorder

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Editorial: With trust shattered, rebuilding must begin in Vigo schools. Tribune Star

Retired teachers, Muncie staff will pay more for insurance. Star Press

Lafayette schools asks for input on construction projects. Journal & Courier

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Head Start kids don’t worm their way out of composting. Pal-Item

Industry leads changes in high school manufacturing classes. IIB