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Students care deeply about their schools and communities. They might seem disinterested because they haven’t been given the right opportunity to take action. Read more>>

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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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Students who play in a high school esports league are no different from their classmates on the football, baseball or basketball teams, says one athletic director. Read more>>

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The Baltimore Sun
Maryland General Assembly leaders announced plans to send $2.2 billion extra to local governments to help pay for renovating and building schools while also significantly boosting spending inside classrooms. Read more>>

WABC
A new peer-to-peer pilot program for New York City schools will train homeless public school students to lead interactive workshops for their peers, teaching them what to do in various scenarios when stopped by police. Read more>>

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High Ground
Could access to a school nurse five days a week increase school attendance? Shelby County Schools, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and Urban Child Institute have partnered on a two-year pilot program in five Memphis schools to answer that question. Read more>>

Indianapolis Star
Carmel Clay Schools' voters approved a new type of property tax increase to pay for improved security measures. The district will use the $40 million generated over the next eight years to pay for more police officers and bolster mental health supports for students. Read more>>

Times Free Press
Less than a year after Penny Schwinn took over as head of the Tennessee Department of Education, the commissioner launched a strategic plan that focuses not only on academics, but on supporting students even outside of the classroom. Read more>>

Chalkbeat New York
New York City schools employed a larger percentage of teachers of color than elsewhere in the state, according to preliminary data from the state education department. But that number did not match the diversity of the student body of the five boroughs. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Conversation
While research shows there are benefits of teens working to provide food for their families, it also highlights the trade-offs such as students abandoning school for work. Young people who experience food insecurity bring a keen awareness to this challenge. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
As part of a larger movement to bring college admissions requirements to students, three states have adopted laws requiring students to complete the FAFSA. The time for a national measure has come, even though challenges remain. Read more>>

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Camp Invention
Camp Invention, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, teaches children about intellectual property. In the 2020 program, Elevate, children will explore the principles of flight, design their own sports facilities and protect ecosystems. Read more>>

ISTE
The acquisition will see EdSurge’s operations become part of ISTE. The expanded organization will offer teachers and education leaders services including education events, research, industry news, job matching and more. Read more>>

Construction Watch

MLive
Voters are investing $1 billion in the Ann Arbor Public Schools to renew and replace existing school infrastructure, make upgrades at every school, build new classroom spaces, and purchase buses and technology. Read more>>

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Texas district will replace four schools and close two elementary schools. The money will also be used for renovations to accommodate state-mandated pre-K classes as well as upgrade playgrounds, gymnasiums and athletic fields. Read more>>