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Matt Zalaznick
Schools could serve fewer vegetables and fruits required at meals while offering more pizza, burgers and fries under a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, The Washington Post reported. Read more>>

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Dr. Tina Boogren’s web seminar, Take Time for You, is now available on demand. Learn how to prioritize your own well-being and thrive as an educator. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Student teachers at Grove City College in Pennsylvania participate in virtual co-op programs in which they are paired with and mentored online by a professional classroom teacher. Read more>>

DA Staff
Check out this list of some of the top tech columns from District Administration’s 2019 issues—plus access all FETC featured speaker columns here. Read more>>

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Kent Reporter
The bill asks legislators to provide funding for more counselors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, principals, librarians, paraeducators, family involvement coordinators and other building support staff. It also calls for a reduction in the number of students per classroom. Read more>>

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A California district with a high English-language learner population credits their success as a high-achieving district on the ELA California Assessments with these three simple steps. Read the full story. Learn more>>

WBUR
The group of parents, students and advocates who sued the state last summer alleging unconstitutional disparities in public school funding said they're dropping that lawsuit, describing themselves as "pleased" with the Massachusetts Legislature's education finance overhaul. Read more>>

The Santa Fe New Mexican
Although the state has increased education funding, the governor and lawmakers believe it will take time to see significant results from reforms and increased investments. They point to persistent problems, such as low proficiency rates and high numbers of high school dropouts. Read more>>

New York Post
The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York has started looking into allegations of widespread academic fraud in New York City schools. FBI agents have already contacted several whistle-blowing teachers. Read more>>

Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky schools can’t play the video game Fortnite that is being newly offered nationally in interscholastic esports competitions, Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett said. Read more>>

WTMJ
Six million Jews and millions of others died in the Holocaust. Research shows that many young people don’t know this. Wisconsin lawmakers are proposing a bill with the hope of bringing Holocaust education to the social studies curriculum. Read more>>

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The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio’s EdChoice voucher program is exploding well beyond its original intent. It’s draining critical resources from public schools across the state. A fix is urgently needed. Read more>>

The Conversation
Argument-based intellectual engagement can show high outcomes in terms of the quality of thinking in any classroom. Research also shows deliberate attention to the practice of reasoning in our everyday lives can be significantly improved through targeted teaching. Read more>>

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Elevate K-12
Elevate K-12 launched its machine learning-driven live quizzes, QZ. The QZ's technology captures and analyzes real-time data and gives instructors insights on where students need additional support. Read more>>

MetaMetrics/Scholastic
Teachers can now match K-6 students to more than 2,300 e-books for independent reading using Scholastic Literacy Pro and Lexile measures. This embedded data enables teachers to monitor students’ goals and comprehension improvements. Read more>>

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Providence Journal
State Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Harrison Peters’ appointment as the Rhode Island city's new superintendent. Peters is the deputy superintendent, chief of schools, for Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida. Read more>>

The Cap Times
Matthew Gutiérrez will be the next superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin. He is currently the superintendent of Texas’ Seguin ISD. Read more>>