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Matt Zalaznick
K-12 and higher education leaders continue to collaborate in new ways to share resources and give graduating high school students a boost as they make the transition to college. Read more>>

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What is culturally relevant teaching—and how can it strengthen student engagement and learning? An instructional coach shares his favorite practical tips for culturally relevant teaching. Read more>>

Ali Arsan, DA guest columnist
Simple technology and invisible security allow parents to focus on what’s important: connecting with their kids’ education, says guest columnist Ali Arsan, founder and CEO of Edlio. Read more>>

John Sowash, DA guest columnist and featured FETC speaker
Should you consider touch-screen Chromebooks for your district? Are they worth the extra cost? Here are the questions you should be asking. Read more>>

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Chicago Tribune
High school sports teams in Chicago whose postseason play has been disrupted by the teachers strike won’t have their appeals heard by the state board that governs school athletics. The teachers strike is affecting the postseason of dozens of teams from Chicago Public Schools. Read more>>

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To better prepare students for college and career success, a Chicago district has developed a customized data dashboard that draws from grades and SAT scores to create individualized student résumés. Read more>>

The Connecticut Post
More than 50,000 buses are being recalled nationwide, the U.S. Department of Transportation raising concerns that seats may not have enough padding in the event of a crash. Read more>>

The Cherry Hill school district is facing backlash after passing a new policy that bans students with $75 or more in lunch debt from attending field trips, prom and other extracurricular activities. Read more>>

Oregon Public Broadcasting
All three local option levies up to voters this fall are renewals of previous measures. But they fund different things. In the Portland and West Linn-Wilsonville school districts, the levies fund over 800 and 80 teaching positions, respectively, while Falls City Schools is requesting funds for music, sports and after-school programs. Read more>>

The Dallas Morning News
More than 20 schools in remain closed, cancelling classes for a second day as they try to recover from tornadoes that swept through the area on Sunday. Power outages are the main culprit, but storm damage will keep some Texas schools shuttered for much longer. Read more>>

Houghton Public Schools teamed up with the City of Houghton and Michigan Tech to find safe alternatives to riding the bus. The district's "Safe Routes to School" program would be focused on giving student’s better options and safety when it comes to walking or riding a bike to school. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The New York Times
As schools focus more on safety, some architects are pushing back against a rush to load buildings with security equipment by promoting community over technology. Read more>>

The Atlantic
A battle over local control in an Arkansas city that was the face of integration shows the extent of the new segregation problem in the U.S. Read more>>

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Penguin Random House Education
Featuring over 20,000 books and resources for teachers for the pre-K through sixth-grade classroom, the website presents new and classic fiction, nonfiction and picture books from the Penguin Young Reader’s and Random House Children’s publishing divisions, as well as children’s publishers distributed by Penguin Random House. Read more>>

Carolina Biological Supply Company
Carolina Biological Supply Company’s exclusive distributor to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Effective Communication Strategies, LLC, won a five-year contract to provide Carolina science kits for DoDEA’s 163 schools, including those located in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Puerto Rico. Read more>>