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Financial literacy and personal finance can be incorporated in math classes to make the learning more relevant and practical. Read more>>

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Refreshed mission and vision statements and school logos allow district leaders to tell a more relevant story to their communities. Read more>>

Jessie Woolley-Wilson, DA guest columnist
In honor of Black History Month, DA guest columnist Jessie Woolley-Wilson addresses what educators can learn from the first African American woman and man to earn doctorates in math—and the continued importance of role models of color. Read more>>

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Deseret News
Letter grades on state report cards for schools would be eliminated under legislation passed unanimously by the Utah House of Representatives. Instead, the accountability dashboard will stand as the state’s report card. Read more>>

Nashville Tennessean
A Nashville legislator wants the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury to look into whether there were any violations related to an education department contract that will help administer the state's Education Savings Account program. Read more>>

New York Daily News
The New York City legislation would require the city’s Youth and Community Development Department to figure out how many programs they need by fall 2020. Then they have a year to make sure there’s adequate space. Read more>>

Senators presented a plan that would not allow schools to start before Aug. 15. They argued an earlier start date could diminish the number of tax dollars provided by tourists visiting South Carolina beaches. Read more>>

The Hill
The families of three Connecticut high school girls who run cross country are suing in an attempt to block transgender students from participating in girls' sports in the state. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

U.S. News & World Report
Many lawmakers, advocates against impaired driving and other officials agree that states must do more to protect children against impaired school bus drivers. Districts and states aren't collecting data on how many drivers are arrested, a recent report noted. Read more>>

A new study suggests there’s widespread interest among American parents in sending their kids to schools that are substantially integrated. It’s a preference shared across all demograpics. So why do families, when given the choice, routinely pick schools that further segregate the system? Read more>>

Industry News

Georgia’s fifth-largest school district is implementing Gaggle's student safety technology. Clayton County Public Schools' 37 elementary schools, 14 middle schools and 11 high schools will use the technology to protect students in digital learning spaces. Read more>>

McGraw-Hill's new technology offers three levels of functionality in writing assignments, depending on the course needs, including assignments and scoring rubrics, automated grammar and originality checks, and more. Read more>>

Construction Watch

Since the state put a moratorium on school construction aid a decade ago, Vermont’s public school districts have bonded about $350 million on their own for local projects. That number could more than double in the next couple years as schools begin addressing long-deferred capital needs. Read more>>

The $922 million in school bonds that voters approved in 2017 is no longer enough to cover all the projects promised during the campaign due to rising construction costs, a top Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools official said. Read more>>