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TikTok lets kids make short videos set to music, and some schools are forming clubs around the app. Still, social media continues to cause concerns. Read more>>

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Chicago Public Schools reached an initial deal with the school support staff union it's been sparring with for weeks. However, that deal doesn't affect the 25,000 educators still on strike. So 300,000 Chicago students missed an eighth day of classes on Monday. Read more>>

The News & Observer
The Senate approved legislation to fund the 6.2 percent average pay raises for principals that were included in the budget vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper. The plan also funds “step increases”—the annual $1,000 increase that teachers with less than 15 years of experience receive. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Tennessee
Some school board members say they will back Shelby County Schools plan to use online teachers to fill high school vacancies. Teachers would instruct students in real time via video conferencing. An educational assistant would monitor classrooms and assist students. Read more>>

Dayton Daily News
The Ohio House voted for a bill that would add failure to stop for a school bus to the distracted driving law. Citations under that law give motorists a choice of paying a fine or taking a course. Read more>>

The Ouachita Citizen
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the Pre-Educator Pathway training pathway for high school students to become child care workers, cyber security analysts, paraprofessionals, professional tutors or substitute teachers. Read more>>

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
School districts hastened to point out where their scores had gone up when Georgia released results of its annual school rating system. However, those scores also underlined some big questions about how learning is measured: How useful are these numbers, and do they really measure the right stuff? Read more>>

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Creativity in the classroom goes hand in hand with exceptional student learning, according to a new Gallup study. K-12 teachers who frequently make assignments that require students to think creatively are much more likely than other teachers to observe higher-order cognitive skills in their students. Read more>>

Deseret News
Educators, parents and students are wondering how the state intends to deal with scores from the 2019 RISE assessment season considering last spring’s technology platform disruptions. Educators are questioning how valid scores can be amid so much testing frustration. Read more>>

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Blue Bird Corporation
North Penn School District's 14 Blue Bird Vision Propane and Micro Bird buses, funded in part by the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust to support projects that reduce nitrogen oxides emissions, began operation in the district. Read more>>

EdGate Correlation Services
In addition to the alignment of educational resources to state, national, supplemental and international education standards, the ExACT AutoAlign tool provides alignments to the IMS Global Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange identifiers. Read more>>

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Palatine Patch
The Township High School District 211's board of education named Lisa A. Small as the next superintendent. Currently the Illinois district's associate superintendent for instruction, Small will replace Superintendent Daniel E. Cates, who is retiring after working for 27 years in the district. Read more>>

The Roanoke Times
Roanoke Superintendent of Schools Rita Bishop is retiring at the end of the school year. She has led the division since 2007 and earlier spent a decade working as an administrator for Roanoke City Public Schools. Read more>>