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Matt Zalaznick
How educators across the country are using the natural world right outside their buildings to make learning more relevant and engaging. Read more>>

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Lenny Schad
Lenny Schad, DA’s chief information and innovation officer, says organizational change can be a daunting experience unless it is backed up with a solid management plan. Read more>>

Carol Patton, DA HR Matters columnist
School districts apply different approaches to professional development and support educators to encourage excellence and retention, says Carol Patton, DA HR Matters columnist. Read more>>

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The Wall Street Journal
The College Board abandoned its school-adversity scores after a public outcry. But The Wall Street Journal obtained those scores, and then asked a Georgetown University data scientist to use them to adjust the average SAT results of 10,353 high schools where at least 30 students took the SAT. Read more>>

AP via News 4 Tucson
Valencia Newcomer School in Phoenix is among a handful of U.S. public schools dedicated to helping some of the thousands of children who arrive in the country each year. The children are learning the English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed. Read more>>

Los Angeles Times
Glendale USD has joined Los Angeles USD and state officials in filing litigation against the e-cigarette maker. The recent suit claims Juul created “an epidemic of youth vaping that impedes student learning and puts the health and safety of Glendale Unified students at risk.“ One aim is to recover the costs of “battling” the epidemic. Read more>>

U.S. News & World Report
A recent study shows that 87% of state history standards include no mention of Native American history after 1900. However, 90% of states surveyed reported that they are working to improve the quality of and access to Native American education curriculum. Read more>>

The Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry was spurred by a budget presented last spring by the New York district’s former CFO. The city of Rochester used that budget to borrow $50 million in government bonds for school payroll and expenses, which is typical. But the CFO didn’t tell anyone that the budget was $30 million in the red. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
Only 3% of early education teachers are male. A study from the Borough of Manhattan Community College finds that boosts in pay, mentorship and recruitment efforts can help change that. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Coding, the ability to read and write the language of computer software, is considered an important future skill, a fluency in the common langue of a connected, technological, global economy. In Finland, they are using chess, a game at least 1,300 years old, to teach it. Read more>>

TCPalm, part of the USA Today Network
While Gov. Ron DeSantis wants lawmakers to increase school funding by hundreds of millions of dollars, including a $600 million commitment to teacher pay, there’s a better approach. Keep the increase—but send it straight to school districts, giving them the flexibility to use it to meet their communities’ needs. Read more>>

Industry News

Aperture Education/COMET Informatics
Aperture Education has partnered with COMET Informatics to add Aperture’s DESSA K-8 and DESSA-mini SEL assessments as integrated options in the COMET System. Read more>>

SAFEDrone, from STEMPilot, is a new third-grade through 12th-grade curriculum teaching students about engineering, science and math by learning to fly drones. Read more>>