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Matt Zalaznick
Several schools reopened after coronavirus-related closures Tuesday while many other districts ordered students to stay home as COVID-19 continues to spread in the U.S.  Read more>>

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Brent Warner, DA guest columnist
Encourage your students to use their phones to lock into—rather than tune out—class through ed tech tools, says DA guest columnist Brent Warner, who is a professor of English as a second language at Irvine Valley College in California. Read more>>

Chris Burt
Attendees at the Future of Education Technology Conference learned the benefits of starting an esports program at schools and best practices for long-term success. Read more>>

Top News

The Lincoln Journal Star
The bill would require public and private schools to develop and adopt policies that clearly communicate to school employees what contact with students is appropriate. Each policy would be required to describe and prohibit grooming. Read more>>

Miami Herald
The Florida House passed a bill that would dramatically increase the number of private school vouchers and grow eligibility to more middle-income families for the program created last year. Read more>>

Alaska Public Media
Because of a more than 20-year-old lawsuit, Alaska is obligated to fund rural school construction. A group focused on education funding says Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto of half of the funding used to build and maintain schools violates that commitment. Read more>>

Deseret News
The companion bills would create a reserve account for education funds and expand what Utah schools can spend property taxes on if voters approve a constitutional amendment to let income taxes be used for other purposes than education. Read more>>

WFYI
An official report published last month revealed just how much two virtual charter schools falsified student enrollment data to receive millions in state funding. Now lawmakers are responding to the scandal. Read more>>

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DA Staff
Has your school incorporated acoustical treatments into the design of various spaces, such as classrooms or auditoriums? DA is compiling information about and images of spaces that utilize acoustic elements in a visually pleasing way for a photo-heavy feature that will appear in a future issue. Contact us>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Hechinger Report
An analysis compared students who displayed identical behavioral issues between kindergarten and third grade. Those who were diagnosed with ADHD during early elementary years received lower behavioral ratings from teachers in fifth grade than similar children who were undiagnosed. Read more>>

The Atlantic
At first glance, the gun-rights movement and the pursuit of educational equity seem to have little in common. But they in fact share an approach: Both promote arguments that rely on what are called “implied” or “unenumerated” constitutional rights. Read more>>

Industry News

IXL Learning
IXL Learning announced its acquisition of Vocabulary.com, a platform for systematic vocabulary improvement that adapts to the needs of individual students. Read more>>

Identity Automation/Enboard
Identity Automation, provider of RapidIdentity, has acquired Enboard, a provider of automated user account management, single sign-on, smart account provisioning, rostering and secure encryption solutions for the education market. Read more>>