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The first-of-its-kind event will be dedicated to esports and academics, and provide the tools and structure needed to help launch and advance esports programs and transform learning. Read more>>

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Dea Auray, DA guest columnist
Literacy is perhaps the most fundamental academic skill there is. But too often, literacy seems to mean reading, and the flip side of the coin, writing, gets limited attention, says guest columnist and former classroom teacher Dea Auray, who is the founder of Empowering Writers. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Repairs that require software updates and wrenches compel career and technical education administrators to buy more expensive tools and technology. And in the coming years, the spread of electric and driverless cars will only put more pressure on educators to keep the curriculum and equipment current. Read more>>

Top News

The Washington Post
State officials said they are taking steps to include learning about the roots of anti-Semitism in middle-school social studies classes. They also want to deepen instruction about the Holocaust in high school U.S. history and modern world history courses. Read more>>

Detroit Free Press
Wayne State University will give free tuition to all city of Detroit students who graduate from high school, starting with this year's graduating class. The free tuition is good for those attending traditional public schools, charter schools or private schools and making any amount of money. Read more>>

York Dispatch
A state advisory committee recommended that high schools consider a later start based on research that shows teens benefit from more sleep. The committee found 26 districts in Pennsylvania had pushed back secondary start times between 2011 and 2019, and another 28 were actively studying the issue publicly. Read more>>

Michigan Radio
A package of bills would make it a crime to enter a school bus without the permission of the driver. In some cases, it would be a felony. The Michigan bills also involve preventing people from illegally passing stopped school buses. Read more>>

The 74
The New York City Department of Education says it will identify which students are foster youth in the pupil data it sends to the New York State Education Department starting with the 2019-20 school year. That information should have been on hand with the state beginning with the 2017-18 school year under ESSA mandates. Read more>>

NPR
Gibraltar Elementary in Fish Creek was having problems with bullying in the cafeteria. After looking into a private school's assigned seating, the Wisconsin school decided to randomly assign students to circular tables with a mix of kids from different grades. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Times of San Diego
The authority of school districts was recently expanded to reject new charter school applications and charter school renewals. This legislation should be implemented prudently by districts, because the unintended consequences could trigger a push for a statewide school voucher initiative that would drain more funding from the public education system. Read more>>

Deseret News
If the greatest minds entered a room to discuss how education ought to be structured, would they come up with the model employed today? It’s hard to imagine they would. Where disruption has entered nearly every other industry, why has the structure of education stayed virtually the same? Read more>>

Industry News

Epson
The new projector features interchangeable interface boards; a sealed light engine and optical unit for demanding environments; software for simple multi-projector setup; and compatibility with Epson’s current lens family to allow easy integration with existing lens fleets. Read more>>

Gale, a Cengage company
Gale, a Cengage company, launched Gale In Context: For Educators, a new product that helps educators with curriculum development and classroom instruction through instructional support, digital learning materials, additional workflow tools and more. Read more>>

Construction Watch

Pioneer Press
The Minnesota school district will scrap its rolling five-year plan for building improvements and develop a new one after spending far more than expected in the program’s first three years. Cost estimates for 18 building projects had grown by 61 percent—to $471 million, up from $292 million—in two and a half years. Read more>>

KBMT
The majority of the money from the Texas district's bond is allocated to go towards converting an existing intermediate school to a middle school. This includes renovating classrooms, demolishing portions of the building, constructing a new music building and science lab, and expanding the library and cafeteria. Read more>>