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Chris Burt
From hardware and games to simply embracing esports in schools, attendees at the Future of Education Technology Conference learn how to make a new program run well. Read more>>

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Ray Bendici
“Mr. Fascinate” discusses engaging Gen Z in STEM, motivating educators and improving equity in STEM. Read more>>

Ray Bendici
Baltimore County Public Schools and Pinellas County Schools were honored for their innovative initiatives that have improved student learning outcomes. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
K-12 leaders should look to historically black colleges and universities to adopt strategies to promote the success of African American students, a new United Negro College Fund report says. Read more>>

Top News

The Gazette
Gov. Kim Reynolds wants legislators to provide $2 million to add agents who can work with law enforcement, school administrators and others on preventive measures focused on training, reporting and investigation. Read more>>

The State
A provision in the education bill state senators are debating could violate the Voting Rights Act, the South Carolina School Boards Association says. Read more>>

A recent policy drafted by the West Virginia state school board proposed lowering the number of required social studies credits to graduate from four to three. After a "vigorous" public response, the board will keep it at four credits. Read more>>

CBS 19
A House subcommittee has endorsed a Virginia bill that would allow schools to re-hire retired employees as bus drivers. Schools would be able to hire them back without impacting the employee's retirement benefits. Read more>>

Esports is a booming business—and schools are taking note. As competitive video gaming has grown from a niche community to a mainstream industry, states are creating high school leagues. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The New York Times
The biggest obstacle is the significantly higher cost of electric buses. Districts are getting help to offset the extra costs from sources including grants and legal settlements. And several utilities have stepped up to help hasten the process. Read more>>

Boston Globe
The number of school-age children has dropped dramatically in Boston, according to a new Boston Foundation study. It highlights the dwindling number of children—particularly middle class children—in an otherwise-growing and thriving city. Read more>>

Industry News

LG Uplus/Inception XR
LG U+ and Inception XR debuted a new AR mobile reading app. Each book comes with activities that enable children to interact with characters in games that involve creativity, memory and spelling to improve English literacy. Read more>>

Amgen Foundation/Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University
The Amgen Foundation and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University launched LabXchange, a free online science education platform that provides personalized instruction, virtual lab experiences and more. Read more>>

Construction Watch

The House Appropriations Committee in the General Assembly is considering a $2.2 billion school construction package for the state. State Comptroller Peter Franchot says the bonds to build existing and renmodel new schools are a must. Read more>>

The Roanoke Times
School construction bills this year include putting on November’s ballot a referendum that would ask Virginians whether they want the General Assembly to issue $3 billion in state general obligation bonds to go toward constructing or upgrading K-12 schools. Read more>>