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Matt Zalaznick
Now, 99% of U.S. schools have adequate internet access, according to EducationSuperhighway, a nonprofit that formed in 2012 to ensure that all students can participate in digital learning. Read more>>

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Chris Burt
A new facility for special needs students in Pennsylvania provides a state-of-the-art environment for STEM learning and building self-confidence. Read more>>

Gregory Haynes, DA guest columnist and FETC 2020 speaker
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New Haven Register
Hundreds of middle school and high school students will get tutoring, mentoring, scholarships and support over the next seven years through a nearly $26 million federal grant to continue a GEAR UP partnership between Manchester Community College and East Hartford Public Schools. The program will also be started between four other area community colleges and school districts. Read more>>

AL.com
Alabama’s latest round of state report cards show pockets of improvement. Of the 1,308 schools that were graded both this year and last year, 800 improved their overall grade. Of those that improved, 77 schools did so by double-digits. Read more>>

Forbes
In the fall of 2018, the G League, the NBA’s “minor league,” introduced the Select Contract for high school basketball stars. G League Training camps opened this week, and none of the top high school players from the class of 2019 are in those camps. Read more>>

Daily Camera
Boulder Valley School District's dyslexia screening program will be used as a prescreening tool for kindergarten students at 10 to 15 pilot schools starting in February. The students who show a potential for reading difficulty would be screened again for characteristics of dyslexia in the fall of their first grade year. Read more>>

Associated Press via Indianapolis Business Journal
Indiana is switching up its teacher licensing program in response to complaints about low pass rates under the current testing program. Beginning in September 2021, Educational Testing Service, or ETS, will replace Pearson Education Inc. as the provider of licensing tests for prospective teachers. Read more>>

Iowa City Press-Citizen
The bulk of a $187,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant will go toward hiring a civilian coordinator to lead a new Iowa City Community School District threat assessment team. A portion will also help the district monitor students' social media accounts for possible warning signs that students might harm themselves or peers. Read more>>

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The 74
The number of homeless students in New York City stabilized in 2018-19 after ballooning over the past decade—but "dismal educational outcomes" for these young people continue to constitute a crisis, according to a report from Advocates for Children of New York. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
Research shows that juvenile-justice facilities are failing. Students in the institutions often don’t have access to even the most basic classes, and Native American youth in these settings are more disadvantaged than others. Read more>>

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inCourage
On inCourage.com, career professionals come together to end toxicity in youth sports, offering free videos, digital resources and solutions from sports psychologists, athletic directors, education and media experts. Read more>>

Istation
The Texas State Board of Education has adopted Istation's K-8 reading and K-5 Spanish literacy instructional materials to be on a list of qualified vendors that provide curriculum correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Read more>>