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Matt Zalaznick
The "dire inequity" in resources that students in rural schools face requires immediate action from state and federal lawmakers, says a new report. Read more>>

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Ariana Fine
Since originally being honored in 2017 as a District of Distinction, Anne Arundel County Public Schools has expanded its telepresence robot initiative, increasing the number of units available for homebound students to stay connected to classmates and in-school activities. Read more>>

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The Columbus Dispatch
The Ohio House approved legislation that would protect student rights to religious expression in public schools, including prayer, school assignments, artwork and clothing. Read more>>

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Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin has introduced a bill to strengthen career counseling in middle schools and high schools. The Counseling for Career Choice Act would provide grants to states to implement statewide career counseling frameworks. Read more>>

WITF
A Pennsylvania "pilot tuition grant program" bill introduced this fall would allow parents living in Harrisburg to use as much as $8,200 in taxpayer money toward private school tuition or the cost of attending another public school district. Read more>>

WFAE
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' 9,000 teachers will get raises varying from 1 to 8 percent, based on a school board vote that taps state money for experience-based hikes and county money to boost the local supplement. Read more>>

MassLive
Lynn school committee members approved stocking different birth control methods to be provided to students upon request. High school students will now have access to condoms, birth control and emergency contraception through the Lynn Public Schools. Read more>>

MetroNews
The West Virginia Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers-WV and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association have filed notice of their intent to sue the state to challenge charter schools in court. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Hechinger Report
The majority of teachers of color join the teaching force through alternative preparation programs. We need to make traditional teacher preparation programs more accessible to people of color. Schools must also look at their hiring and retention practices to ensure that teachers of color are welcomed into and supported within schools. Read more>>

The Oregonian
Legislative initiatives on education mainly focus on literacy because as a society, we believe that everyone can read. But we don’t necessarily believe that everyone can do math. If we don’t believe that every student can be successful at math, we let ourselves off the hook, both as learners and educators. Read more>>

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IXL Learning
Education.com, an online education resource serving more than 23 million teachers, parents and homeschoolers, has been acquired by IXL Learning. Education.com offers more than 30,000 digital and printable learning resources for pre-K to fifth grade. Read more>>

Cognia
The New Mexico Public Education Department signed a multiyear partnership with Cognia to provide the state’s mathematics and English language arts assessments for grades 3-8. Read more>>

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WPTV
The Florida district selected David Moore as the new school superintendent. He is currently the assistant superintendent of Miami-Dade County public schools. Read more>>

Southern Sentinel
The Mississippi district's school board named Scott Smith as superintendent of education beginning January 2020. He is currently serving as North Tippah Schools' assistant superintendent. Smith replaces Bill Brand, who will be the Alcorn County Schools' new superintendent. Read more>>