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Matt Zalaznick
High-stakes testing does not cause teachers to leave education or switch schools or districts. In fact, it may help retain some new teachers, a study has found. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey inspired Klein ISD students to take on a PBL initiative to reduce the severity of similar disasters in the future. Read more>>

Sylvia Martinez, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
A school’s technology acceptable use policy should cover the benefits of using ed tech—not just promises of punishment, says DA guest columnist Sylvia Martinez, who is co-author of "Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom," and who has been an FETC featured speaker. Read more>>

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Omaha World-Herald
Groups representing Nebraska schools, from the smallest to the largest, have united against the Legislature’s main property tax proposal. Instead, they called for property tax relief to be provided by adding money to the state’s Property Tax Credit Fund. Read more>>

Childcare facilities would carry the same prohibitions on deadly weapons as K-12 schools under legislation passed by the state Senate. Read more>>

The Lewiston Tribune
Idaho State Board of Education board members expressed concern over bills that would require school districts to wait 11 months before holding another bond election after a failed attempt as well as other restrictive measures on districts. Read more>>

Public education in Iowa could be one step away from seeing an additional $108 million boost, but Iowa Democrats say that’s not good enough. Read more>>
Alabama voters on Super Tuesday will decide the fate of the state school board. A proposed constitutional amendment would have state school board members chosen by the governor and confirmed by the Senate rather than elected. Read more>>

State House News Service via WWLP
Massachusetts public schools would need to provide disposable menstrual products to students free of charge under a proposed bill. The bill would apply to elementary and secondary schools that serve students in grades six through 12. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Texas Tribune
It's not a new contradiction, but it's persistent: Texas voters think that property taxes are too high and that school spending is too low, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Read more>>

The Seattle Times
In many school districts, black students are disciplined far more often than white students—and are also less likely to be enrolled in gifted and talented programs. These divides are particularly stark within Seattle Public Schools, a survey found. Read more>>

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The Psychology of Technology Institute/GoGuardian
GoGuardian announced a partnership with the Psychology of Technology Institute to support and facilitate an understanding of technology’s impact on the K-12 educational journey. Read more>>

People Watch

The Arizona district chose Dan Streeter as its new superintendent of schools, replacing retiring Superintendent Doug Wilson. Streeter currently serves as the superintendent for the Humboldt USD. Read more>>

The Republican
Stephen Zrike, who has been the Holyoke Public Schools receiver since 2015, has been chosen as the new superintendent for the Salem public school district. Read more>>