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N.C. bill requires mental health screenings for all students

The bill requires all public students across the state to undergo mental health screenings, in the name of school safety. The bill allows each district to create a mental health crisis response plan to identify students who may pose a threat to themselves or others.

Chicago mayor faces ‘first test’ with teachers’ strike vote

Chicago Teachers Union members begin casting ballots on Tuesday on whether or not to authorize a strike. The union has rejected an offer for a 16 percent pay raise over five years and is also asking for more staff such as nurses, librarians, social workers and special education teachers after years of cuts.

The FDA is launching a criminal investigation as teens continue to vape

The number of people sick from vaping continues to climb—and federal and state public health officials still don't know what's hurting them—as the FDA has launched a criminal probe to investigate samples.

People Watch: Lori Motsch to take helm of Illinois district in 2020

The director of personnel has been promoted to the superintendent position, which Peggy Manville is vacating upon her retirement.

Field trips to local innovative schools in Miami-Dade County at FETC 2020

On Tuesday, January 14, FETC will take you on a technology field trip. Choose one digital learning site to visit from the registration menu. Each site visit will include an overview of the school's program and classroom visits plus opportunities to engage staff and administrators in discussion. Use Source Code DAMAG20.

New York schools and governments face cyber hacking threats

A bill, approved by the House of Representatives and awaiting action in the Senate, would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to assist in protecting state and local agencies from cyberthreats and restore the functionality of networks, including school networks, if they are hit with ransomware.

N.J. auto shop class teaches high schoolers about electric cars

At Memorial High School in West New York, New Jersey, an auto shop teacher is teaching teaches students how to convert old gasoline cars to electric power. Students are taught to make the parts needed for the electric conversion, as well as perform the welding and wiring needed to put the car together.

K-5 intervention program packed with essentials you need to teach reading

Voyager Passport has the highest ESSA rating and gives struggling readers explicit instruction, feedback and more time on task to master skills—in 30 minutes per day.

Massachusetts school to offer aviation and marine tech programs

The Greater New Bedford Regional Voc-Tech High School is looking for new ways to offer skill-building courses for vocational jobs. Over the next few years, it will expand its offerings into marine technology, as well as start an aviation program.

SAT scores drop slightly for students in South Carolina

The average SAT scores for high school students in South Carolina dropped 43 points this year amid a surge in students choosing to take the test. There was nearly a 30 percent increase in the number of students in the state taking the SAT this year compared to last year, according to the state Department of Education.

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