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Rise & Shine: Test scores, charter school troubles, state board turmoil

Indiana was one of the one of the national headlines for its gains on the NAEP test, which is sometimes called “the nation’s report card:”

  • Big NAEP test score gains prompted a hot debate Thursday about who gets credit. (Chalkbeat)
  • StateImpact has a nice chart on Indiana’s NAEP scores over the past decade. (StateImpact)
  • Bennett says he doesn’t take credit, but that reforms led to test score gains. (WIBC)
  • Indiana, U.S. students improved on national tests. (The Statehouse File, AP, Indy Star)

Across the Chalkbeat network NAEP scores made big jumps in Tennessee; less so in Colorado and NYC:

In equally big news in Indiana, the state’s charter school association shocked many of its own members by moving to shut down:

  • In a surprise move, Indiana’s charter school association may shut down. (Chalkbeat)

Today the state board will meet for the first time since Superintendent Glenda Ritz filed suit against her fellow board members:

  • State board meets today amid lawsuit and political turmoil. (WTHR)
  • Matt Tully: When Glenda Ritz and the state board fight, students lose. (Indy Star)

In other education news around the state and nation:

  • Glenda Ritz and Matt Tully to hold a conversation Monday in South Bend. (SB Tribune)
  • Martinsville is among 9 districts who have joined an anti-Obamacare lawsuit. (Indiana Public Media)
  • Boy, 6, with Down Syndrome helped save a choking student in Frankfort. (WISH-TV)
  • IPS will now tweet busing updates. (WISH-TV)
  • Indiana studied third grade kids’ waistlines without telling parents. (RTV6)
  • Study: Obesity may lead to early puberty for girls. (WIBC)
  • Some schools are relaxing their head lice policies. (AP)

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