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VIRTUAL SCHOOLS: The state board might have more power than it expected when it comes to addressing problems at Indiana’s online charter schools. Chalkbeat
TAKEOVER: When states take over school districts, they say it’s about academics. This political scientist says it’s about race and power. Chalkbeat
TESTING: Preliminary ISTEP scores are available — here’s how parents can see them and request a rescore. Courier & Press
MUNCIE: Ball State has 16 finalists for the board it’s putting together to run Muncie schools. The Star Press
SAFETY: Fort Wayne is shoring up its school security systems. News Sentinel
NOBLESVILLE: The teenager accused of shooting a teacher and fellow student at Noblesville West Middle School faces 11 charges. WTHR
DIVISION: The Brownsburg school board voted to accept the resignation of a teacher who refused to call transgender students by their chosen names. The issue has sparked debate across the community. IndyStar