HIGH SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Indianapolis Public Schools is moving forward with plans to close high schools, but it’s unclear how it will impact students. Read more about the research on high school closures in Chalkbeat.
STATE BOARD: Gov. Eric Holcomb made two new appointments to the Indiana State Board of Education Friday. One is a familiar face while the other is a newcomer. Read more in Chalkbeat.
UNCONVENTIONAL GRADUATION: More than 20 seniors — including the valedictorian — were barred from walking in the Crispus Attucks High School graduation ceremony, after a senior prank went too far and resulted in damage to the school. The families held an alternate ceremony. Read more in IndyStar, WISH and RTV6.
MAKING PRE-K WORK: Why do some preschools have such lasting impacts while others don’t? It turns out preschool may have much greater benefits when combined with well-funded schools. Read more in Chalkbeat.
ONLINE PRE-K: Indiana is investing $1 million in online preschool. For parents in rural communities, it can be a tool to help prepare their children for kindergarten. Read more in StateImpact.