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Matt Zalaznick
As coronavirus spurs more school closures in Seattle and elsewhere, school lunch and student safety issues had experts debating the best response. Read more>>

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Steven Blackburn
A program from a previous Districts of Distinction honoree that connects middle school students to introductory college-level work has grown significantly. Read more>>

Tracy Weeks, DA guest columnist
DA guest columnist Tracy Weeks shares five partnership strategies for ensuring K-12 districts have the tools and tech they need—when they need them. Read more>>

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KARE 11
A new bill would limit screen time for Minnesota's youngest children. One part would restrict all personal devices in publicly funded preschools and kindergartens. Another part would start a public service announcement campaign on the negative effects of screen time. Read more>>

The Denver Post
Gov. Jared Polis' state directive will temporarily require employers to pay their workers while getting tested for the coronavirus and awaiting their results. It includes employees who work in child care and education. Read more>>

The Times
The Indiana House gave final approval to House Enrolled Act 1265, requiring statewide school water testing for lead and mandating remediation if the lead level in the water exceeds the federal action level of 15 parts per billion. Read more>>

Idaho Ed News
The Senate bill's supporters say it would create a first line of defense to make schools safer while opponents think it would increase the risk of a tragedy. It would allow school employees with enhanced concealed weapons permits to carry firearms in school. Read more>>

Pawhuska Journal-Capital
The Cherokee Nation contributed more than $6 million to 108 school districts during the tribe’s annual Public School Appreciation Day. This year’s disbursement is the largest since the tribe began its annual contributions in 2002. 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

Forbes
For decades, states have reported how much money a district spends per student. Now, because of an Every Student Succeeds Act provision, states are beginning to report how much money an individual school spends per student. That’s a big shift. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Newark
The national coronavirus outbreak is turning schools’ attendance strategies upside down: Instead of convincing every student to show up daily, the focus is shifting to making sure sick students stay home. Read more>>

Industry News

SchooLinks/PowerSchool
SchooLinks, Inc. announced a new collaboration with PowerSchool to create a seamless data exchange to help districts efficiently deploy SchooLink's college and career readiness solution. Read more>>

Continental
Designed for students in grades 6­­–12 who are new to the United States, the Ready, Set, Go! Newcomers Kit helps build essential language skills with phonics, social communication and academic language resources. Read more>>

Construction Watch

News & Record
The Guilford County Board of Education wants county commissioners to put a $1.6 billion school construction bond on the Nov. 3 ballot. The planned first phase includes rebuilding, replacing or fully renovating 38 schools as well as building three new schools. Read more>>

Bridgewater Courier News
Voters approved an $87.7 million school referendum that will fund a new elementary school and improvements at other schools in the New Jersey district. Read more>>