TESTING TURMOIL: In exchange for millions of dollars in state money, voucher-funded private schools in Indiana accepted some of the strictest testing requirements in the nation. Now, school survival depends on test scores. Read more from Chalkbeat.
PRINCIPAL TRAINING: Teacher training gets a lot of attention, but learning doesn’t stop when a teacher becomes a leader. These 14 educators were selected for a new principal fellowship with a focus on practical training. Read more from Chalkbeat.
DEBT CRISIS: Questions about exactly how much debt the Muncie school district is facing are still being raised as the district continues to experience extreme financial difficulties and possible state takeover, as well as school closures. There are no easy answers, said state Superintendent Jennifer McCormick, who was previously an educator in Delaware County. Read more from the Star Press, CBS 4 and StateImpact.
GEARING UP FOR GROWTH: As suburban school district populations stabilize for some, others — in this case, Westfield-Washington, jus — are getting ready for enrollment numbers to swell. Read more from the IndyStar.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: A school prayer bill that has been heavily debated among lawmakers this session was sent to Gov. Eric Holcomb on Thursday — but it could face legal challenges if it becomes law, critics said. Read more from WFYI, NWI and the IndyStar.