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South Bend Tribune
South Bend’s school board last week considered contracting with a firm that would connect special education students with psychologists via video chat. The district still has five vacant psychologist positions. Read more>>

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Argus Leader
The Dell Rapids School District is installing vape sensors. The machines send silent messages to school resource officers or administrators when vaping chemicals are detected in middle school and high school bathrooms to help curb the use of vaping products among teens on school property. Read more>>

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The New York City Police Department’s School Safety Division clocked fewer felony school safety incidents during the 2018-19 school year than the 2017-18 school year, new data shows. The number of incidents in other criminal categories declined by nearly a quarter while non-criminal incidents declined by close to 18 percent. Read more>>

Golden Gate Xpress
High school students may need to take an extra year of math coursework to qualify for admission into California state universities. The proposal, if passed, could go into effect in 2026. Read more>>

The Washington Post
There is no shortage of accolades for Arlington Public Schools (APS). But a growing number of black parents is disrupting the narrative. The Black Parents of Arlington group and the Arlington NAACP are pressuring APS to require implicit bias training for teachers, more teachers of color, addressing discipline disparities and more. Read more>>

The Journal News
New York’s ban on religious exemptions to vaccination for students has been getting tested as schools start denying kids who lack vaccinations. Early feedback from school officials indicated many of the 26,000 students who previously claimed religious exemptions have either been vaccinated or begun homeschooling. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Stanford News
Fifty years ago, communities began efforts to make school districts more racially integrated, believing it would ease racial disparities in students’ educational opportunities. But new evidence shows that while racial segregation within a district is a very strong predictor of achievement gaps, school poverty accounts for this effect. Read more>>

The meta-analysis found overall screen time had no association with a child’s performance at school. But when each type of screen time was broken down, the study found time spent on television viewing and video games was associated with poorer academic achievement. Read more>>

Industry News

K12 Inc./Tallo
K12 Inc. introduced the Destinations Career Confidence Index, a holistic measure of parents’ and students’ confidence in young adults’ ability to find workforce success. This is the first installment of the index with future installments planned to show how parents’ and students’ opinions change over time. Read more>>

Standard Solar, Inc.
Standard Solar, Inc. has acquired a 7-megawatt portfolio of distributed generation solar projects for the Lake Elsinore USD in California. Standard Solar will finance, own and operate all eight projects, which are currently planned for phased development with all systems expected to be online in 2020. Read more>>

People Watch

New Lenox Patch
Lori Motsch will lead the Illinois district when the current superintendent, Peggy Manville, will retire on June 30, 2020. Motsch most recently served as director of personnel for New Lenox District 122. Read more>>

The Coeur d'Alene Press
Post Falls School District’s Superintendent Jerry Keane is retiring at the end of the school year after serving in education for 40 years. He has been superintendent of the Idaho school district since 2001. Read more>>