Rise & Shine: Preliminary ISTEP scores are up. Here’s how parents can ask for a rescore

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Like I said yesterday, this week is State Board of Education week. That virtual charter school committee meeting yesterday resulted in a bunch of data points on how the state’s online schools are doing, and some questions from board members about where they should investigate next — and, turns out, the state board definitely has some leeway to start making decisions. You can read more about that below.

Gordon Hendry, the committee chairman, opened up part of the meeting for public comment. If you’re interested in sharing with the committee, I’d keep an eye on future meetings. Hendry said they plan to meet monthly, so look for one coming up in July.

— Shaina Cavazos, reporter

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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