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Matt Zalaznick
New residents were ready to pay rent on affordable teacher housing the day that Buncombe County Schools in North Carolina opened its teacher housing community. Read more>>

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Watch this webinar with Dr. Louisa Moats that examines student spelling and writing samples to determine what their literacy instruction needs are. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
In North Dakota, the phrase “You don’t have to recover from a good start" drives Superintendent Kirsten Baesler as she works to expand online preschool to rural communities. Read more>>

Brett A. Sokolow, DA guest columnist
While most administrators grasp Title IX’s applicability beyond gender equity in athletics, the new rules focus exclusively on sexual misconduct in school settings, involving students and employees. The Office for Civil Rights is poised to impose requirements for conducting investigations, says DA guest columnist Brett A. Sokolow, of the Association of Title IX Administrators. Read more>>

Top News

Eleven Nashville and Memphis parents are suing Tennessee for its controversial Education Savings Account program, marking the second lawsuit filed contending the program is unconstitutional. Read more>>

Block Club Chicago
Columbus Day is officially over at Chicago Public Schools. Instead, students will now get the day off to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of every October. Read more>>

The bill would require 90 minutes of music and 90 minutes of art instruction per week as part of a K-5 curriculum. It also would require districts to have a dedicated budget for music and art with the legislature providing funding for additional costs. Read more>>

Tulsa World
A bill to eliminate the small state agency that sponsors five statewide virtual charter schools passed in the Oklahoma House. The Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board would transfer its duties to the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability. Read more>>

Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange
Gov. Mark Gordon wants education stakeholders to reevaluate what learning should look like across the state. A bill, which is waiting on a hearing in the Senate, would create a select committee of lawmakers to carry out recalibration work. Read more>>

Juneau Empire
The Juneau School District will be one of eight districts to benefit from $4.4 million to replace 33 diesel school buses with new clean-burning buses under the Volkswagen Settlement School Bus Replacement Program. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Hechinger Report
Schools that build social-emotional qualities such as the ability to resolve conflicts and the motivation to work hard are getting even better short-term and long-term results for students than schools that only boost test scores, a researcher concluded from a large study. Read more>>

The ultimate question is, to what degree is the rise in high school graduation rate real? This is a difficult question to answer, but an analysis suggests that graduation accountability led to a real increase in human capital as well as some strategic behavior. Read more>>

Industry News

42 Lines/Unicheck
The latest integration between Harmonize and Unicheck will allow educators to check the authenticity of their students’ discussion posts and other assignments within the Harmonize online discussion platform. Read more>>

Scientific Learning Corp.
After implementing the Fast ForWord program in 17 elementary schools, the Madison County School System in Alabama has expanded the program to its middle schools. Read more>>

People Watch

Iowa City Press-Citizen
Outgoing superintendent of Iowa City's schools Steve Murley has been offered the top post at the Green Bay Area School District, Wisconsin's fourth-largest school district. Read more>>

Grand Forks Herald
Matt Bakke, Manvel Public Schools' superintendent, has been selected to lead Devils Lake Public Schools in North Dakota. He will take over for Superintendent Scott Privratsky, who is retiring after eight years as superintendent and 32 years with the district. Read more>>