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The bill requires all public students across the state to undergo mental health screenings, in the name of school safety. The bill allows each district to create a mental health crisis response plan to identify students who may pose a threat to themselves or others. Read more>>

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Digital Trends
At Memorial High School in West New York, New Jersey, an auto shop teacher is teaching teaches students how to convert old gasoline cars to electric power. Students are taught to make the parts needed for the electric conversion, as well as perform the welding and wiring needed to put the car together. Read more>>

Chicago Teachers Union members begin casting ballots on Tuesday on whether or not to authorize a strike. The union has rejected an offer for a 16 percent pay raise over five years and is also asking for more staff such as nurses, librarians, social workers and special education teachers after years of cuts. Read more>>

Chicago Tribune
The number of people sick from vaping continues to climb—and federal and state public health officials still don’t know what’s hurting them—as the FDA has launched a criminal probe to investigate samples. Read more>>

The Greenville News
The average SAT scores for high school students in South Carolina dropped 43 points this year amid a surge in students choosing to take the test. There was nearly a 30 percent increase in the number of students in the state taking the SAT this year compared to last year, according to the state Department of Education. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Washington Post
As cities across the country gentrify—and schools in those cities slowly begin to diversify—communities are struggling to ensure that all parents have an equal voice. Parent organizations have emerged as a striking, and consequential, example of the cultural, economic and language divides among families. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
The tenuous nature of federal grants affecting vital services for children is not uncommon. Instead of passively accepting the void in federal leadership, cities such as Memphis are finding innovative ways to bring together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to finance and expand needed services for children. Read more>>

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MIND Research Institute
MIND Research Institute has partnered with Northside ISD to bring MIND’s ST Math approach to math instruction to thousands of students across all of the Texas school district’s 80 elementary campuses. Read more>>