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Ariana Fine
Faced with a lack of school lab space and a need for more in-depth medical imaging, district leaders and science educators have been seeking alternatives to real animal dissections in class.  Read more>>

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Glenn Branch and Lin Andrews, DA guest columnists
DA guest columnists Glenn Branch and Lin Andrews of the National Center for Science Education discuss how educators require greater support to accurately and effectively teach climate science. Read more>>

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Top News

Dayton Daily News
The Ohio Senate agreed with the House, passing a bill that delays the application process for private-school vouchers by two months. The move gives legislators more time to come up with a compromise bill by April 1 on the EdChoice voucher system. Read more>>

Associated Press via WHSV
Gov. Jim Justice's office says West Virginia is receiving more than $131 million to replace schools in Nicholas County that were destroyed by flooding in 2016. Read more>>

Texas could soon become the fifth state in the nation to approve a state-level African American Studies course for high schoolers. The State Board of Education approved the one-credit social studies course for a preliminary vote. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Indiana
Indiana is launching the new INview online tool. It enables parents to access and compare information about their schools, including, for the first time, how much each school spends per student. Read more>>

The Wisconsin district is trying to address problems with attendance. They are seeing results with their new "walking school bus" program. Through a partnership with United Way, volunteers meet students who are forced to commute. They take kids to school by way of the sidewalk. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

NBC News
As officials look for ways to prevent school shootings, states have started tip lines that let students anonymously report concerns about classmates. But in many places, reports of students self-harming or feeling suicidal have far outpaced the number of threats against schools. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
While public schools may not instantly look different after the Espinoza ruling, lawmakers and taxpayers should see traditional schools differently—not as cogs in a system that taxpayers must pay for while the institutions resist taking positions on values. Read more>>

Industry News

The VOLY for School Partners software aims to benefit schools by managing, documenting and tracking partnerships with local businesses, faith-based groups and community organizations. Read more>>

The American Educational Research Association and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research have created a research data hub to connect, educate and build a community around STEM education data resources. Read more>>