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Lottery players in Michigan turned up in record numbers in 2019. The Michigan State Lottery reported a record $1.07 billion was generated for Michigan schools last year. That money will now be given to the state school aid fund. Read more>>

The Texas Tribune
A state judge immediately blocked Texas from taking over the Houston ISD until she issues a final ruling on the case, complicating the state's plan to oust the district's school board by March. Read more>>

Associated Press via South Bend Tribune
An Indiana House committee rejected a proposal that would have directed $291 million in unexpected state tax revenue toward one-time teacher pay bonuses. Read more>>

The bill would require the Virginia Board of Education to work with the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish curriculum guidelines. The fire safety instruction would be taught by a school resource officer, law enforcement officer or U.S. Armed Forces instructor. Read more>>

The 86th Texas Legislature passed a bill that will help further protect Texas students. The Texas Education Agency's “Do Not Hire” registry contains a list of individuals who are no longer eligible for hire based on misconduct or criminal history. Read more>>

The Philadelphia Inquirer
As Philadelphia continues to grapple with asbestos hazards in its schools, state and local elected officials joined with teachers and parents to demand state money to make repairs. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The 74
Parent-teacher relationships can be challenging, especially when trying to get to the bottom of a student’s academic or behavioral challenges. When these important adults get locked into a blame game, power struggle or cultural disconnect, it’s the students who lose. Read more>>

The New York Times
By the time most military children complete secondary school, they will have switched schools up to nine times. Legislation that would ease transitions for military children and add flexibility to their parents’ choices for education has sat in committee since March. Read more>>

Industry News

Canon Solutions America
Canon Solutions America, Inc. is collaborating with Manor ISD to advance districtwide print security and efficiency, as well as participation in a philanthropic mentorship program focused on its student body. Read more>>

Gryphon House, Inc.
The Building on Emergent Curriculum guides pre-K teachers to tap into young children's natural inclination for play to build their skills, promote their development and prepare them for elementary school. Read more>>

People Watch

John Strycker, who previously served as the superintendent of the Butler County School District in Alabama, was picked as Jackson County Schools' new superintendent. Read more>>

Florida Times-Union
The legislation would make Duval County School Board’s superintendent an elected position with specific terms. It calls for an elected top role with a four-year term. The bill also would limit the position to two terms. Read more>>