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Matt Zalaznick
Coronavirus and positive COVID-19 tests shut schools in Washington as crews disinfected buildings and teachers prepped to teach online even as some buildings reopened. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick
Teacher training and PD at schools of education now focuses more heavily on STEAM, and how ed tech can power instruction. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn
This FETC session on digital tools addressed issues relating to Adobe Flash Player, virtual machines, auto-generated quizzes and more. Read more>>

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Indianapolis Star
Language to allow for referendum sharing was amended into a tax matters bill on the Senate floor. Charter schools could get a slice of property tax referendum dollars, should public school districts choose to share them. Read more>>

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The Courier
Iowa public K-12 schools are in line for a 2.3-percent state funding boost. The increase in general state aid is scheduled for the 2020-21 school budget year, and amounts to $85.6 million in new funding amid a $3.4 billion public K-12 education budget. Read more>>

Capital News Service via Fauquier Times
The General Assembly passed a bill that will require full-time teachers to complete mental health awareness training. The bill requires school boards to adopt and implement policies for the training, which can be completed online. Read more>>

Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox County Schools, the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Department of Education are working together on a new teacher initiative. The first phase will launch in fall 2020, with 10-15 master's students working in the school district as paraprofessionals. Read more>>

Chalkbeat New York
To ease a massive backlog of special education complaints in New York City, state officials proposed changes to rules about who can preside over those cases. They included a controversial idea: allowing people who are not attorneys to apply. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The drills should promote preparedness, not terror. In order to get to that place, new guidelines should be put in place to ensure secure, age-appropriate safety training. Read more>>

The Palm Beach Post
It is important that the embedded civics content in Florida’s new education standards reflect the diversity of students. Such content should not shy away from critically engaging with the racism, structural inequalities and discriminatory policy decisions that have disenfranchised many. Read more>>

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Momentum Books/Folktellers
Folktellers LLC announced its exclusive partnership with Reading is Fundamental and Momentum Books to release its new middle-grade fantasy series through its moviemaking classroom project, the Storytelling for Literacy Program. Read more>>

Women in Data Science
A new Women in Data Science program is geared to all high school students, but particularly encourages younger women to consider pursuing data science by educating students about the opportunities and highlighting successful female role models. Read more>>