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The state’s teacher workforce doesn’t reflect the diversity of its classrooms. That’s the main finding of a new report by New Jersey Policy Perspective. Two-thirds of New Jersey’s teachers are white and female, but just 22 percent of students are. Read more>>

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The Newark Public Library will distribute about 45,000 library cards to all students and staff in the New Jersey school district as part of a new partnership with the schools. Read more>>

Bangor Daily News
Opponents of a new Maine law that would scrap religious and personal exemptions for vaccines for schools said they had enough signatures to make the March 2020 ballot. Read more>>

Associated Press via WREG
Mississippi’s public school districts and schools showed broad improvement under the state’s letter grading system in 2018-19. The number of A-rated districts rose from 18 to 31, while the number of districts earning a C, D or F rating fell. Read more>>

Fresno-area television now features two public service announcements, created by the Fresno USD aimed at educating students and parents on social media threats and the possibility of a student’s suspension, expulsion or even arrest. Read more>>

The Washington Post
The share of teens who said they vaped nicotine in the preceding 30 days more than doubled for each age group surveyed, a new survey shows. About a quarter of high school seniors said they had vaped the substance within the previous month, up from closer to 1 in 5 the previous year. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Allowing real curiosity is the most fundamental change we can make in our teaching practice. When we step back and allow students to step forward with their own inquiry, it throws a switch in their brains that encourages them to co-create their own learning. Read more>>

Courier Journal
Creating an accessible and visible medium to convey student opinions allows students to have their own say in how they feel about issues facing their school, community and country in a way that they would not be able to without having a student-led and student-centric forum. Read more>>

Industry News

Script published a collection of electronic forms to the public for free use in schools. The forms help schools collect and track information such as internal requests, permission from parents, nurse visits and incident reports to improve service to the students. Read more>>

The Connections Model
The Connections Model has launched the KidConnect Ready2Learn Curriculum, a proactive social-emotional learning program for teachers to help learners identify, understand and manage their emotions. The curriculum is for grades K-6 and includes 26 lessons centered on targeted skills. Read more>>

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York Dispatch
Nathan Van Deusen stepped in to lead the South Eastern School District. Former Superintendent Jeffrey Hughes recently retired. Van Deusen has been the elementary principal for 10 years and assistant superintendent for three years for the Cocalico School District. Read more>>

The Greenville Advocate
The Jackson County School District’s board approved the hiring of Butler County’s superintendent, John Strycker, as the next leader of the Mississippi district. He replaces Barry Amacker, Jackson County’s current superintendent. Read more>>