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EARLY CHILDHOOD: In the small city of Crawfordsville, Indiana, Mayor Todd Barton has traced the local workforce shortage back to a surprising problem: the lack of preschools, day cares, and after-school programs. Chalkbeat

AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Some teacher salaries at Indianapolis Public Schools put them just outside the income cap for affordable housing at the new Educators’ Village. WFYI

MUNCIE: Former Muncie Schools Superintendent Steve Baule, who was not allowed to remain in the district as a teacher, says he was fired for being a whistleblower on illegal activity. Star-Press

FIELD TRIP: A teacher says a trip for Indianapolis students to visit China went wrong when the organizer didn’t raise enough funds to pay for the return flight home. Fox59, RTV6