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Arizona Republic
A lawmaker’s proposal to curb the costs of Arizona’s soaring corporate-funded private school tax credit program might just make it to the governor’s desk this year. The bill would gradually decrease the rate the tax credit’s cap is allowed to grow from 20 percent to 2 percent or the rate of inflation by 2024. Read more>>

Rural superintendents could soon have a more compelling pitch for job candidates who are on the fence: up to $25,000 in student loan forgiveness for teachers who take hard-to-fill positions in remote districts. Read more>>

Star Tribune
The state Senate approved a $19.7 billion early education and school funding proposal. The bill would increase state support for local school districts by $900 million over the next two years. Some administrators have raised concerns that it is insufficient given the growing size and needs of their student populations. Read more>>

Associated Press via PBS
Public school teachers and their supporters rallied in Raleigh for the second year in a row. They want more money for student support staff, such as counselors and nurses—features now included in the state House budget written by Republican legislators. Read more>>

FOX 13
Florida legislators sent the School Safety Act, with a controversial component, to Gov. Ron DeSantis for a signature. The bill expands the voluntary “school guardian” program, which currently allows school staff, including teachers, to be trained and armed. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Colorado
A proposed tax on nicotine products could double Colorado’s preschool investment, pay for afterschool and summer enrichment programs for low-income families, and chip away at Colorado’s highest-in-the-nation teen vaping rate. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The New York Times
Although many students learn about the historical struggles to desegregate schools in the civil rights era, segregation as a current reality is largely absent from the curriculum. Read more>>

It’s important to give students time to work through their thinking and to struggle. Not only do people learn through struggle, but puzzling through a tricky math problem resets expectations about how much time a math problem takes. Read more>>

Industry News

Illinois High School Association/ArbiterSports
ArbiterSports has created a partnership with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) to provide the ArbiterOne officiating assigning product to all IHSA-designated assigners free of charge for assigning IHSA-governed events. Read more>>

New Energy Equity
New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance have partnered to develop six solar arrays for Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes school districts, and Central Lakes College. These three projects will reduce each school’s carbon footprint by 1,420 metric tons of C02. Read more>>

Ednetics/CI Security
A partnership between CI Security and Ednetics makes it easier for schools and universities to get around-the-clock information security monitoring, threat detection and response for education networks. Read more>>

People Watch

Valley News
Cory LeClair, who has worked with SAU 6 for the past nine years, has been hired to serve as superintendent for the Plainfield and Cornish school districts. He replaces Frank Perotti, who has been hired as superintendent in Croydon. Read more>>

Brenda Cassellius has been named as the new superintendent of Boston Public Schools. She has served as the Minnesota commissioner of education from 2011 through an administration change earlier this year. Read more>>

Commercial Appeal
The Tennessee district’s school board voted to hire Interim superintendent Joris Ray permanently to the post. He came to the Shelby County district following the resignation of former superintendent Dorsey Hopso. Read more>>