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Matt Zalaznick
Schoolwide music instruction is having a big impact in raising test scores as K-12 leaders make the case for more robust programs in lower-income districts. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick
Here’s a roundup of the latest esports coverage in District Administration—from how K-12 districts are supplying tech essentials and diversifying esports to the announcement of LRP Media Group’s new Academic Esports Conference and Expo, to be held October 19-21, 2020. Watch now>>

Dwight Carter, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
How can today’s school leaders manage change? FETC 2020 presenter Dwight Carter, who is assistant director of Eastland Career Center and a former high school principal, suggests using the CAT framework. Read more>>

Top News

Chalkbeat Colorado
A special committee charged with changing Colorado’s outdated formula for distributing money to schools will not recommend any legislation in 2020. The group wasn’t able to bridge philosophical divides and do a detailed fiscal analysis before the vote was needed. Read more>>

South Florida Sun Sentinel
Broward schools paid $26 million for employees to work extra jobs last school year, a practice that enabled some administrators to boost their salaries by $20,000 and some substitute teachers to get paid more than veteran teachers. Read more>>

The Associated Press
A state commission that has spent three years studying how to make Maryland schools competitive with the world’s best found a common problem: the state invests more in schools serving affluent communities than it does on schools in areas with high poverty. Read more>>

Indiana Department of Education's 2018-19 school accountability figures show that over 56 percent of high schools and 53 percent of elementary and middle schools received a rating that meets or exceeds expectations. However, 20 of South Bend's 29 schools did not meet expectations. Read more>>

Spectrum News
After months of controversy, phase one of the Lockport City School District's Aegis Facial Recognition System implementation in the schools is complete. The superintendent stated that district students would not be placed in the system’s database. Read more>>

The new year started off in Philadelphia with more protests and concern over whether conditions in the city's schools are safe for students and staff. Several schools have already been temporarily closed after damaged asbestos was discovered. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The New York Times
A new program lets students customize their meals, participate in taste tests and brainstorm ways to redesign their school cafeterias. Read more>>

The Atlantic
One kindergarten classroom in New York City has a unique approach to supporting students on the spectrum. Two certified and specially trained teachers are placed in the classroom, which allows one of them to provide social, emotional or academic support whenever the need arises. Read more>>

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PlayShifu's new products include Shifu Tacto, three new gaming kits for Shifu Plugo and a new experience of its AR globe, and Shifu Orboot with two new planets to explore. Read more>>

Arbiter and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's agreement provides athletic directors and schools with a solution to schedule games, assign officials, manage rosters, and arrange facilities and transportation. Read more>>