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Matt Zalaznick
Virtual advising and embedded graduates bring college advising to a wider group of students—some of whom may not otherwise receive any substantial guidance in making decisions about postsecondary education. Read more>>

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Seventy-five percent of students in Aldine ISD are identified as at-risk for dropping out of school according to state criteria. Despite challenges, the Texas district nearly tripled the number of RtI students passing the STAAR in one year. Find out more about their results. Learn more>>

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Human resources' IT needs are changing dramatically, not just with enterprise technology but also in areas such as recruitment and interviewing. Read more>>

Jacie Maslyk, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Jacie Maslyk shares how being a learner, leading by example and connecting with colleagues allows leaders to move their schools forward. Read more>>

Top News

WXIN
A bill requiring gun training for teachers who want to carry guns in school is now moving forward in the Statehouse. Right now in Indiana, school boards can let teachers carry guns in school without any firearm training. Read more>>

The City/Chalkbeat
Students with special needs could be left without an appropriate pre-K seat this spring. New York City’s education department has not met demand, and private providers have struggled to keep their doors open. The shortage is estimated at 1,000 to 2,000 seats in coming months. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Detroit
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to make free pre-K available to every child in districts such as Detroit—and those in many other urban and rural communities—that have low test scores or high poverty. Read more>>

The Seattle Times
Lawmakers recently introduced a bill to boost funding and reduce the ratio of students to mental health staff. Legislators are also considering at least five other bills that would help districts establish school-based health centers. Read more>>

Channel 3000
Lawmakers went over an audit of a $100 million school safety grant program with the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The results showed most schools installed security upgrades and best practices for safety plans, including posted evacuations routes, developed warning systems and trained employees. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Forbes
While mentoring can be mandated by the state, it has to be implemented locally, and it has to be implemented well. It’s not flashy. It’s not even game changing. But done well, it will improve the quality of teaching in schools. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
The U.S. Supreme Court decision for Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue will not unwind public school spending requirements. But it should offer everyone a different perspective on the government’s role in allowing families to consider what matters to them in their own children’s education. Read more>>

Industry News

Portland General Electric Company
Portland General Electric Company is partnering with Portland Public Schools in Oregon to accelerate the creation of a comprehensive K-12 curriculum that explores the causes and consequences of climate change, as well as potential solutions. Read more>>

Listenwise/MetaMetrics
The Lexile Framework for Listening measures both the listening ability level of students and audio complexity of resources so students can be matched to ability-appropriate audio materials. MetaMetrics teamed up with Listenwise to implement the new framework. Read more>>

People Watch

The Republican
West Springfield School Superintendent Michael Richard was selected to be the new superintendent for the combined Lee and Tyringham school district in Massachusetts. He replaces David Hastings, who is serving as the Lee-Tyringham interim superintendent. Read more>>

Cape Cod Times
Kerri Anne Quinlan-Zhou, who is currently assistant superintendent of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District, was named as the new superintendent of the Bourne Public Schools in Massachusetts. Read more>>