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Steven Blackburn
The Expo Hall showcased 49 new solutions along with the most popular products, from security and artificial intelligence enhancements to esports devices, makerspaces and interactive displays. Check out DA’s coverage, including a slideshow. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick
Since 2015, Superintendent Kathy Murphy has worked on several fronts—from school boundaries to AP enrollment to discipline—to convince a federal judge to a decades-old desegregation order on Hoover City Schools. Read more>>

Sylvia Martinez, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
You don’t need to spend top dollar to fill this new learning space with tools that engage elementary, middle and high school students, says DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Sylvia Martinez. Read more>>

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NPR
President Trump will use the power of his office to empower students who want to pray in their schools—and remind public schools they risk losing federal funds if they violate their students' rights to religious expression. Read more>>

WTVG
Major changes could be coming to Ohio's school voucher program and public school administrators say it's going to stack the deck against them even more. Read more>>

WTOP
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled his $47.9 billion budget, which includes $7.3 billion for K-12 education, $733 million for school construction, and $862 million for mental health and substance abuse programs. Read more>>

Chalkbeat New York
Amid massive parent fundraising disparities, a city councilman is asking the city to allow school PTAs to pool their money. A recent release of unaudited and self-reported PTA fundraising data has fueled calls to relieve the differences. Read more>>

Associated Press from The Huffington Post
The proposals would ban mental health professionals from engaging in conversion therapy with people under age 18. The bills also would prohibit public funds from going to any organization that provides conversion therapy. Read more>>

The 74
LAUSD schools opened as normal with communities still processing an emergency jet fuel dump the day prior that inflicted minor injuries on dozens of adults and children across six schools—five of them elementary schools. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Chalkbeat Tennessee
After a Memphis school district switched from having teachers recommend students for its gifted program to a universal screening process, hundreds more students qualified. Read more>>

Bloomberg
A bipartisan agreement to boost financing, especially for poor districts, marks a retreat from top-down reforms and the spread of charter schools. The rest of the country should pay attention. Read more>>

Industry News

PASCO Scientific
//code.Node uses Blockly, sensors and feedback to teach students coding skills and data literacy. The pocket-size coding device includes encodable sensors for light, motion, sound and magnetic fields, as well as a speaker, RGB light and 5x5 LED array. Read more>>

Clear Touch/NUITEQ
Clear Touch and NUITEQ are continuing their partnership to bundle All Clear Touch educational panels with the Snowflake software, which allows teachers to create their own lessons or use pre-made lessons from the program's online library. Read more>>

People Watch

The Salem News
John J. Buckey, the principal of Nantucket High since 2008, has been named as the Marblehead school district's new superintendent. He will fill a vacancy left by former Superintendent Maryann Perry last spring. Read more>>

Norfolk Daily News
Mike Halley has been named to lead Valentine Community Schools in Nebraska. He is currently the Scottsbluff High School principal for the Scottsbluff school district. Read more>>