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The Tennessean
Gov. Bill Lee is proposing investments in Tennessee's education system, including creating a new $250 million endowment to address mental health in K-12 education and a record-setting $117 million investment in teacher salary increases. Read more>>

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser via The Associated Press
The number of students caught bringing projectile weapons, ranging from guns to slingshots, to Hawaii public schools has dropped to the lowest level in 10 years, according to a new report. Read more>>

The Senate Education Committee passed legislation that calls for armed officers on every school campus. It also directs districts to hire enough counselors or mental health professionals to have one for every 250 students. Read more>>

The proposal would allow Colorado teachers, principals and other educators to get a state tax credit between $250 and $500 for buying school supplies. Read more>>

Georgia Southern University's STEM lending library will be expanded to serve 16 Georgia counties with materials ranging from high tech gadgets to simple experiments in addition to a wide range of lesson tools. Read more>>

The Conversation
Although there was a modest revenue increase wherever fracking was taking place, these increases were not large enough to counterbalance the average negative effects. School districts that experienced unconventional drilling had $1,550.50 less per pupil in 2015 dollars. Read more>>

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The New York Times
The report found that more than 1.5 million public school students experienced homelessness in the 2017-18 school year, the highest in more than a dozen years. Read more>>

Chalkbeat New York
Children born in the last two months of the year were 65 percent more likely to be classified as having learning disabilities than those born during the first two months, according to an analysis of New York City schools and birthday cut-off dates for kindergarten. Read more>>

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WGU North Carolina
WGU North Carolina has signed an agreement with Rowan-Salisbury School System to help classified staff, such as teacher assistants, with scholarships up to $4,800 to advance their careers by earning bachelor's degrees and teacher certifications. Read more>>

International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory/AdvancingX
AdvancingX and the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory are developing the Space Station Explorers program to offer outreach and educational projects and activities intended to engage explorers through the orbiting laboratory. Read more>>