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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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Sponsored by LEGO Education

LEGO Education focuses on building student confidence in STEAM subjects with hands-on learning and engaging activities. Read more>>

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A first-of-its-kind partnership between Hixson High School and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency allows high school students to lead projects on nearly 80 acres of state-owned land. Read more>>

The session track is ideal for learning about effective practices for using technology to support the academic and social-emotional growth of all students, including those with disabilities. Read more>>

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Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Teachers Union strike is over after 11 school days, and students will return to class on Friday. The agreement includes making up the five days lost to the strike. The school district is determining when the makeup days will be scheduled. Read more>>

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A district saves money with ABM by eliminating waste, fixing facility problems and building effectiveness. Also, an ABM executive discusses how schools can consume resources to benefit students. Read more>>

The state House passed a new teacher raise bill. It presents Gov. Roy Cooper with a choice to either accept slightly higher raises for public school teachers across North Carolina—and significantly higher ones for bus drivers and other non-certified school personnel—or continue to fight the Republican budget plan. Read more>>

The New York Times
America’s fourth and eighth graders are losing ground in their ability to read literature and academic texts, according to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress. Two out of three children did not meet the standards for reading proficiency. Read more>>

Charleston Gazette-Mail
Kanawha County students could attend a community college for their entire high school career and simultaneously graduate from high school and earn an associate degree within those four years, under a plan being developed in the West Virginia district. Read more>>

The state school safety committee recommended five new laws for the General Assembly to take up, including how to improve the Safe2Tell crisis hotline, excusing absences for students dealing with mental health issues, and more. Read more>>

In a reversal of a 2017 ban, Pennsylvania reinstated a “lunch shaming” policy that allows schools to give cheaper, alternative meals to students who can’t afford food in the cafeteria. Language within this year’s school code bill allows districts to withhold hot meals from students who accrue more than $50 in lunch debt. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

A new study offers data from a single district, but the pattern it uncovers is striking. Girls are less likely to be nominated for, selected for, and continue in the district’s advanced math program. Despite their comparable math scores, the program loses girls at every step—a phenomenon that could contribute to fewer women entering math-focused fields later in life. Read more>>

Chalkbeat/THE CITY
There is an information gap between evaluations provided by the city compared to those done privately—which typically cost over $5,000. Interviews with advocates, parents and experts revealed a flawed two-tiered evaluation system that leaves many students’ needs unaddressed. Read more>>

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NSTA released three new STEM Road Map Curriculum books designed to give students a foundation in understanding how and why things happen as they do. Read more>>

Hard Rock/EduNetwork Partners/Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
Working with EduNetwork Partners and the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Hard Rock International created The Game Plan Challenge to help teens, parents and educators safely navigate digital, social gaming with fun activities and expert-informed content. Read more>>

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Austin American-Statesman
The Texas district's school board named longtime educator Todd Washburn as the lone superintendent finalist for Dripping Springs. He replaces former Superintendent Bruce Gearing, who left to lead the Leander district. Read more>>

Valley Times-News
Jennifer Boyd can officially shorten her title by one word after being named superintendent of Lanett City Schools. She has been serving as interim superintendent since July, following Phillip Johnson’s retirement. Boyd was previously the principal at Lanett High School. Read more>>