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Matt Zalaznick
Children living in affordable public housing show higher rates of learning disabilities but fare better than low-income children who don't get housing assistance, new research has found. Read more>>

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Doreen Bergman, DA guest columnist
A focus on professional development and coaching can help educators take full advantage of these tools to support all learners, says DA guest columnist Doreen Bergman, director of educational programs at Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES in New York. Read more>>

Rachelle Dene Poth, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
PBL helps educators boost student engagement by focusing on the learning journey—not the end product, says DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Rachelle Dene Poth, who is a foreign language and STEAM teacher at Riverview Junior/Senior High in Pennsylvania. Read more>>

Top News

The Columbus Dispatch
An Ohio legislator is proposing freezing the EdChoice Scholarship list for two years to prevent a major expansion of Ohio’s voucher program. Public school officials say the expansion, set to take effect this week, could devastate their budgets. Read more>>

The Associated Press via WJXT
Only 177 public schools were certified to open after engineers inspected them for damage caused by the magnitude-6.4 earthquake that killed one person and damaged hundreds of homes on Jan. 7. Read more>>

This legislative session, legislators are proposing a plan that would create a grant program for Colorado counties to get reimbursed for paying for a foster teen's drivers ed courses. The county would also have immunity from liability for the teens. Read more>>

The Virginia Education Association says more than 2,000 people attended the rally, including teachers, support workers, school board members, superintendents and parents. The purpose was to urge the General Assembly to increase funding for public schools. Read more>>

Three Hidalgo County school districts will receive nearly $38 million, a Texas congressman announced. The Title I grants will assist schools in ensuring that all children meet state academic standards. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The 74
For the first time, a majority of traditional programs educating future elementary school teachers thoroughly cover the science of reading, according to a new report from The National Council on Teacher Quality. Read more>>

When policymakers and school leaders talk about improving schools, much of the focus is on test scores, teaching strategies, curriculum and other services consumed directly by students. Often less attention is paid to the culture of adult learning in a school building, but maybe it’s time that changed. Read more>>

Industry News

Class Ace
Class Ace announced its flagship Class Ace learning app, available on iOS, Android and web. It features over 1,000 lessons designed to help students reach math and English Common Core proficiency with minimal parent or teacher input. Read more>>

Cengage and National Geographic Learning/NWEA
Starting this fall, NWEA's MAP Growth assessment will be administered as a benchmark test and then paired with National Geographic Learning's skill lessons to give teachers the ability to use the results to create customized assignments for students. Read more>>