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Steven Blackburn
Parents and nonprofit groups are suing districts for teachers isolating students improperly in isolation rooms. Read more>>

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Author, speaker and consultant Dr. Ruby K. Payne explains the importance of putting basic emotional structures in place to create safe learning environments and help students succeed. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Alternative high schools help students resolve academic and attendance issues. Yet there’s been a sea change in the way educators approach these goals. Read more>>

Hall Davidson, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker
Hall Davidson, a DA guest columnist who will speak at DA’s FETC 2020, says building a curriculum-based media festival celebrates authentic assessment and project-based learning, and gives students ownership and pride in their accomplishments. Read more>>

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Washington Post
School leaders in suburban Howard County, Maryland, adopted a controversial redistricting plan that reassigns thousands of students in hopes of relieving crowding and better integrating schools on the basis of socioeconomics. Read more>>

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Does your district's current college and career readiness program have what it takes to prepare students for future success? Find out using these five key indicators. Read more>>

The Texas Tribune
Federal officials have ordered the Texas Education Agency to pay a former special education director more than $200,000 in damages for illegally firing her. Read more>>

CBS Boston
Legislation awaiting Gov. Charlie Baker’s signature would provide $1.5 billion in new spending on the state’s K-12 education system. The bill was approved by the Massachusetts House and Senate last week and sent on to the Republican governor. Read more>>

The Kalamazoo Public School Board is adopting a new sex education course to update their decade-old curriculum, which still refers to "pay phones" and doesn’t address issues like dating violence, social media misuse, and gender identity. Read more>>

West Virginia Public Broadcasting
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide West Virginia $52.3 million to rebuild Herbert Hoover High School after devastating flooding in 2016 damaged the building. The original school building was demolished last fall after it was determined to be beyond repair. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Argus Leader
The systematic failure to properly educate Native American students is seen as a major source of devastating later-in-life consequences that have plagued Native people and communities for decades: generational poverty, high unemployment, substance abuse, high incarceration rates and reduced life expectancy. Read more>>

Hechinger Report
Middle schoolers in one PE class log video reflections and track their fitness progress online. Read more>>

Industry News

SchoolMint Inc.
SchoolMint, Inc. completed an acquisition of Smart Choice Technologies from Firefly Digital, Inc. The admissions and school choice platform offers online SaaS registration, enrollment and school choice administration software platforms for schools and districts. Read more>>

KDH Research & Communication
AVOID (Anti-Vaping Online Information Dissemination) is a lesson program for an adult facilitator to implement with middle school and high school students. It includes videos, discussion guides and handouts. Read more>>