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Ray Bendici
FETC 2020 begins in earnest with dozens of learning sessions; hundreds of solution providers; an opening keynote address; and much, much more. Read more>>

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To ensure success for students with dyslexia, you must first understand it. This white paper clears up misconceptions, explains causes, and shares screening and intervention tips. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
A Delaware student’s question about how strawberries are made inspired the creation of a school garden designed to stimulate learners’ senses of sight, sound, taste and smell. Read more>>

Rosalyn Washington, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
Video can empower, engage and aid in student mastery of complex concepts—when used strategically, says DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Rosalyn Washington. Read more>>

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Chalkbeat/The City
With a massive backlog of special education complaints deepening the crisis at New York City’s hearing office, state officials are eyeing changes—including eliminating the requirement that those overseeing cases have a law degree. The city is currently facing a backlog of roughly 10,200 such cases. Read more>>

Louisville Courier Journal
All police officers in Kentucky schools would be required to be armed under newly filed legislation. The bill, which would amend a 2019 school safety law, called for a trained resource officer at each of the state's nearly 1,500 public schools. Read more>>

The bill would require schools to provide a USDA-reimbursable meal to students with lunch debt unless they have written permission from the parents not to do so. It’s a reintroduction of legislation from last session. Read more>>

New legislation in the Virginia General Assembly would put albuterol inhalers in the same classification as other medications like epi-pens and insulin, which school nurses are allowed to administer to students in an emergency. Read more>>

The Colorado Sun
The Colorado legislature could lift part of the financial burden student teachers face as one senator plans to introduce an omnibus bill that will make the student teaching experience a more flexible one and open up new possibilities for compensation. Read more>>

New York Daily News
More than 60 New York City public schools abruptly lost millions in crucial federal funding for vocational programs this school year after the state changed the eligibility requirements for the money—forcing many to scramble, and some to make significant cutbacks. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

City Limits
Specialized schools for students with a common disability will do little to solve the problem. It will likely lead in time to an under-resourced shadow system established with good intentions but overwhelmed by unintended consequences of erroneous referrals and difficulty returning to the mainstream. Read more>>

This week marks 10 years since South Hadley High School freshman Phoebe Prince died by suicide after enduring months of relentless, severe bullying. The news made national and international headlines. And at Massachusetts school districts, Prince's death became a catalyst for change. Read more>>

Industry News

Edupoint Educational Systems
Gallup-McKinley County Schools, the seventh largest district in New Mexico, has chosen the Synergy Education Platform by Edupoint Educational Systems. The solution includes Synergy Student Information System, Synergy Special Education and Synergy Analytics in a cloud-hosted environment. Read more>>

The Feifer Assessment of Writing is a diagnostic achievement test designed to examine the underlying cognitive, motoric and linguistic processes that support proficient written language skills. Read more>>