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Leveraging his students’ passion for fantasy battle game League of Legends, teacher Jason Dilley tasks his players with understanding the numbers behind the virtual action. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick
Districts are offering signing bonuses, filling gaps with social workers and counselors, training teachers to spot signs of distress, and developing intervention teams. Read more>>

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Capitol News Illinois
The state’s board of education will amend rules to allow timeouts with a trained adult for therapeutic or safety reasons only. There will be stricter parameters under which physical restraint is allowed. Schools will also be required to submit data to the board within 48 hours of an instance of physical restraint or timeout being employed. 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>>

The Seattle Times
In advance of next year’s short legislative session, a Washington state work group will recommend that lawmakers pump at least $5.6 billion—through 2024—to help schools hire nurses, psychologists and other professionals who support students’ social and emotional needs. Read more>>

Burlington County Times
Senate President Stephen Sweeney will pen legislation giving school districts losing aid with the new school funding formula the ability to raise taxes above the state’s 2 percent tax levy cap without asking for local voters’ approval. Read more>>

WLS
The debate to arm teachers was once again in the sights of educators as the Illinois Association of School Boards voted down a resolution giving local school districts the option to allow teachers and staff to carry guns. Read more>>

The Connecticut Mirror
A plan from Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration to shift oversight of the municipal school construction process into the governor’s budget office is not going over well with lawmakers. Read more>>

Portage Daily Register
Almost 9,000 Wisconsin children could lose their free or reduced-price lunch benefits if a proposed change in federal food stamp eligibility is enacted. Read more>>

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The 74
How do we make American children better global citizens and build their empathy? One organization thinks the answer may be found in films made by and about students. Read more>>

South Dakota News Watch via Sioux Falls Argus Leader
After-school programs are providing a safe place for youths to get help with school work, explore career options and eat a healthy meal. They are one way that local communities have stepped in to fill gaps in Native education that are inherent in the traditional public school system in South Dakota. Read more>>

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ClassDojo
ClassDojo's new Big Ideas series helps children recognize, understand and express their emotions in and beyond school. The series includes animated video episodes and discussion guides on emotional intelligence. Read more>>

Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation/Youth Entrepreneurs
The Washington Redskins and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is partnering with Youth Entrepreneurs to provide a program that teaches core entrepreneurial and economic concepts to middle school and high school students in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Read more>>

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AL.com
The Jefferson County's board of education named Walter Gonsoulin as permanent superintendent. He joined the Alabama district as deputy superintendent in 2017 before being named interim superintendent in September. Read more>>

KSHB
Mike Slagle will take the reins as superintendent of the Raymore-Peculiar School District next summer, replacing retiring Superintendent Kari Monsees. Slagle currently serves as deputy superintendent for the Blue Valley School District in Kansas. Read more>>