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Matt Zalaznick
Better mental and physical health—and the social-emotional well-being of the community—are overlapping benefits for school districts and local governments. Watch now>>

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Districts using well-planned, phased implementation approaches to roll out their online teacher and staff evaluation systems are successfully gaining buy-in and reducing the learning curve. Read more>>

Susan Brooks-Young, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Susan Brooks-Young says the surge in the deliberate use of misinformation reveals Americans’ limited abilities as effective consumers of media. She offers several ways to help teachers and students find the truth in what they see. Read more>>

Emily Ann Brown
Technology is transforming libraries into makerspaces and robotics labs, and spaces where librarians can provide students with social-emotional support. Read more>>

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The Mercury News
Yet, school-specific data such as the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System and School Associated Violent Death Study show a significant drop in safety threats since the 1990s. Read more>>

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

The Columbus Dispatch
School officials across central Ohio are rethinking their responses to vaping. Some are creating in-school intervention and education programs as alternatives to suspensions due to e-cigarette use. Read more>>

The Miami Herald
The $300 million plan comes in addition to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ $600 million proposal to increase the minimum salary for classroom teachers to $47,500. Read more>>

Chalkbeat
The state was supposed to solve intractable problems that elected school officials in Detroit could not. It made things worse, according to a report on the 15 years during which Detroit schools were largely controlled by state-appointed officials. Read more>>

The Texas Tribune
Parents and residents of Texas' largest school district voice concerns about losing local control of their schools and not having a mechanism to hold new district leaders accountable. Read more>>

AL.com
Alabama Accountability Act requires the bottom 6% of schools to be labeled as “failing.” This year there are 74 schools in 28 districts and one charter school labeled as such. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Washington Post
Schools in many small towns are now more integrated than in most big cities. Now, in fits and starts, New York City is becoming a laboratory of experimentation, examining whether it’s possible to tackle the stratification that courses through urban districts. Read more>>

The New York Times
Parents who pay $200 for a newsletter compiled by a local admissions consultant know that they should arrive hours ahead of the scheduled start time for school tours. Read more>>

OregonLive.com
A survey of nearly 5,800 teens showed seventh and 10th graders in the state’s largest district have a grim view of their sense of belonging and little to no enthusiasm for class. Read more>>

Industry News

ENGIE Services U.S.
Hayward USD implemented a districtwide energy program with ENGIE Services U.S. that included a 5.3MW solar photovoltaic and integrated electric vehicle and battery storage project, coupled with STEAM education offerings. Read more>>

Live Music Tutor, Inc.
Live Music Tutor Inc. released apps to the Google and Apple stores. The software technology company provides interactive virtual music lessons by vetted instructors and credentialed music therapists to individuals, schools and others. Read more>>