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Matt Zalaznick
Teachers feel less optimistic, with most saying students need more social and emotional support, an annual educator confidence report says. Read more>>

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Discover how a Florida district improved student achievement, raised its state ranking and gained accurate predictions of student performance on state tests—all while reducing testing time. Read more>>

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Dean Waddell, DA guest columnist
Training and preparation for active shooter scenarios saves lives, but risk management expert and DA guest columnist Dean Waddell says that sometimes realistic drills can be traumatizing. Read more>>

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PennLive
School police officers in Pennsylvania have had their powers to make arrests restored. In addition, the newly signed law extends the deadline for certain school police, resource and unarmed school security officers to complete required training. Read more>>

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Data breaches are becoming more prevalent and have costly implications. Check out these five quick ways to keep data breaching apps from infiltrating your school or district. Read more>>

The Oklahoman
A report card grading overall state averages showed a D grade for academic achievement, graduation and progress among English language learners for the 2018-19 school year. The state scored a C in academic growth, chronic absenteeism and post-secondary opportunities. Read more>>

Daily Democrat
California schools undercounted their homeless students by at least 37 percent in 2017-18, failing to provide them transportation, counseling, connections to social services and other benefits they’re entitled to under state and federal law, according to a recent state audit. Read more>>

Foster's Daily Democrat
Bud Carlson Academy, an alternative high school housed within the Rochester School Department, is on-track to become one of the first certified “trauma-skilled” schools in New England, a program run by the National Dropout Prevention Center. Read more>>

Canon City Daily Record
Grant funding would help Colorado’s public schools provide free tampons and other feminine hygiene products in campus bathrooms if a bill to be introduced in the state legislature next year becomes law. Read more>>

The Santa Fe New Mexican
Small public schools and charter schools in more heavily populated areas have been relying on extra state funding that was meant for small rural schools. The decline in the non-rural schools' funding, at 20 percent per year, began with the 2019-20 school year. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The New York Times
A takeover of the state’s largest school district has led to lawsuits and accusations that minority voters are being ignored. At the center of it are a majority-black high school and a member of the Class of 1961. Read more>>

The Washington Post
Few decisions made by local governments touch families as directly as school assignments. It is not surprising that school boundary changes have always been a fraught issue. Throw in a debate over whether to use boundary changes to help address socioeconomic disparities, and you have fraught-squared. Read more>>

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Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California is launching BlueSky, a multi-year effort with the California Department of Education and nonprofit organizations to enhance awareness, advocacy and access to mental health resources for middle and high school students. Read more>>

Intelitek/Yaskawa
Motoman Robotics Division (Yaskawa), Intelitek is now the exclusive distribution channel for Yaskawa America Inc.'s robotic workforce training solutions for the STEM education market. Read more>>

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Observer
Westfield Academy and Central School District Board of Education appointed Michael Cipolla as the New York district's new superintendent. He replaces David Davison, who is retiring. Cipolla has served as the Randolph School District's director of instruction and operations. Read more>>

Bridgewater Courier News
Bernard F. Bragen Jr. will take over as superintendent for the New Jersey district. He most recently served as assistant professor/program director at Monmouth University. Read more>>