Rise & Shine: Why Carpe Diem wasn’t as popular as leaders expected

TURNAROUND: The principal of a struggling elementary school on the northside has a new plan for turning the school around that calls for adding more technology and movement to classes. Read more in Chalkbeat.

TOO MUCH TECH: The Carpe Diem network rapidly expanded from Arizona to Indiana, Texas and Ohio. But running a school built around technology, where students spent all day in cubicles at computers, turned out to be a struggle. Read more about the challenges in Hechinger and about the Indianapolis campus that lost its charter in Chalkbeat.

TROUBLE IN MUNCIE: Muncie Community School faces a slew of challenges because of budget problems. The Star Press reports dozens of staffers who retired early because they expected continued health insurance coverage are suing the district for reneging on the promise. Rumors are also swirling that the superintendent is looking for another job.

MORE CUTS: Muncie recently lost about 14 faculty members to resignations, and six staffers were laid off. Now, the superintendent says more cuts could be coming after the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board rejected the district plan for retroactive pay cuts for teachers going back to July 1, 2015.

NEW IN TOWN: Franklin Township has hired a new superintendent, according to CBS4 and WISH. And after more than a decade of steady leadership, Carmel High School has a new principal. Read more in WFYI and the IndyStar.

RURAL SCHOOLS: A quarter of Indiana students go to rural schools, but funding for those students is relatively low. Read more in StateImpact.