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Steven Blackburn
The state of Arkansas plans to divide Little Rock School District, which could be a form of school segregation. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick
All the paper used to track student internships, community service hours, and other college and career information inspired Chicago-area Superintendent David Schuler to launch his own online company. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn
Herricks Union Free School District recently completed renovating and expanding the high school cafeteria into a 7,000-square-foot building that includes a café and commons. Read more>>

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The Daily Cardinal
The state Assembly Committee on Education's proposed bill package aims to consolidate small school districts and increase efficiency. One bill allocates $2 million to schools in order to share administration between different districts. Read more>>

Orlando Sentinel
A state legislator is putting together legislation to establish a minimum age of delinquency in Florida after two 6-year-olds were arrested. Read more>>

MyNewsLA.com
The LAUSD filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against JUUL Labs, accusing the e-cigarette manufacturer of contributing to a vaping epidemic among students that has drained district resources and threatened students' health. Read more>>

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,
The Arkansas Board of Education released a draft memo on the Little Rock School District that lays out a framework for creation of community schools and outlines the conditions under which the district will be returned to local control. Read more>>

The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego USD outperformed the average for urban districts in math and reading for both fourth and eighth grades on the Nation’s Report Card, while eighth-grade reading scores for students in California and the country as a whole either stagnated or declined. Read more>>

South Florida Sun Sentinel
More than 200,000 people from school districts across Florida—and more than a million people nationwide—have signed online petitions calling for no school on the day after Halloween, according to Change.org. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Star Tribune
Data science would be a more appropriate use of students’ time instead of a focus on algebra, geometry and calculus. Data-based math courses allow students to grapple with real-life problems. They might analyze issues about the environment, space travel or nutrition. Read more>>

Phys.org
Policy responses to school shootings have not prevented them from happening more frequently, but restorative justice has the potential to avert bad behavior and school shootings, finds a new study from Washington University in St. Louis. Read more>>

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate launched a new K-2 civic education program. Welcoming Words introduces young students to the Statue of Liberty and the role she plays as "welcomer-in-chief" to immigrants. Read more>>

Black Fem
Equiddie Application's Equators and Equities software offers a comprehensive approach to behavior modification and financial education. Chloe McKenzie's Equiddie is a spin-off to her nonprofit's Kids Credit Bureau financial literacy model currently running in schools. Read more>>

Construction Watch

Bethesda Magazine
Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Jack Smith released his vision for school construction and infrastructure improvements over the next five years. His long-range plan, which totals $1.82 billion, includes nine addition and new school projects. Read more>>

MinnPost
In a bipartisan effort to ease the financial burden on farmers when communities pass bond referendums—and, in turn, increase the likelihood of rural communities passing school bonds—Minnesota lawmakers scaled up the Ag2School credit to reach 70 percent by 2023. Read more>>