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Minot Daily News
One proposal would prohibit felons from serving on school boards. A separate bill would address school board members’ conduct by allowing a superintendent to suspend a member of a school board pending the results of a forensic, fiscal or performance audit. Read more>>

NPR
The booming economy means a shortage of school bus drivers in many parts of the country. In Maine, the situation was so bad one school had to cancel classes for a day. Read more>>

KUTV
A Utah lawmaker says every school district needs to have a policy in place when it comes to the use of electronic devices at school, and she says they need to make sure teachers, students and parents are trained on it. Rep. Susan Pulsipher says the proposal also came about as a result of students downloading and viewing inappropriate material. Read more>>

Providence Journal
Any high school can apply for the grants. Five schools will be selected to receive $500,000 each from XQ to redesign their schools. The money can be used to implement the new high school design, which might call for changing the class schedule, using technology in new ways or expanding career and technical opportunities. Read more>>

KGTV
For more than two years, a group of parents has fought with the California district over its sexual health curriculum and appropriate ages. An online petition opposing the curriculum has over 6,000 signatures and an in-person petition has collected 4,000 signatures. Read more>>

The Free Post
A new area chapter of a national mentoring program is giving them a taste of what Minnesota students’ futures could look like. The organization aims to introduce a more diverse group of high school students to the diverse career opportunities in the fields of construction, architecture and engineering. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Hill
A new report from Michigan State University analyzed long-term education spending trends. The report found that in every state but two—Michigan and West Virginia—education revenue increased from 1995 to 2015. But it is often assumed that this additional spending will be good for students, but the data suggest that increased funding by itself has little relationship to student achievement growth. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
More Mississippi students than ever before are gaining access to high-quality early learning this year thanks to increased funding for the state’s pre-K program. One big reason is the strong data on education outcomes that have been collected and shared in the state. Read more>>

Getting Smart
How can classroom teachers give students opportunities to develop an innovation mindset and build these important skills? Model the mindset, implement project-based learning or challenge-based learning, and share news about innovation related to your subject area in your classroom. Read more>>

Industry News

getAbstract
getAbstract is now offering free access to its online library to students over the age of 16. Students will have access to a growing database of 18,000 abstracts covering topics such as career planning, economics, business, management, science, technology and politics. Read more>>

StudySync/The Players’ Tribune
StudySync announced its content partnership with The Players’ Tribune. Through the partnership, StudySync is incorporating first-person narratives from a set of international athletes into its core StudySync ELA curriculum, as well as its Blasts assignments. Read more>>

People Watch

Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise
Dawn Lewis will be the next superintendent for Arlington Public Schools. She is currently serving as superintendent for the Arnold and Callaway public schools. Arlington Public Schools is replacing Lynn Johnson, who announced her resignation after 10 years as superintendent and 31 years with the district. Read more>>

The Patriot Ledger
Stoughton’s school committee selected John Marcus as the Massachusetts district’s new superintendent, replacing Superintendent Marguerite Rizzi. He currently serves as the assistant superintendent for Sharon Public Schools. Read more>>

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
The New York district named Nicole M. Wolfe, the current assistant superintendent for business and elementary education, as the new superintendent. She replaces Union-Endicott CSD’s Suzanne McLeod. Read more>>