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Steven Blackburn
Numerous districts are the subject of transgender lawsuits for not allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity. Read more>>

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Discover other district leaders' best practices for creating an "early warning system" to reduce chronic absences, improve student outcomes and boost graduation rates. Read more>>

Chris Burt
Florida student-athletes enjoy camaraderie and 'Good Game' playing in Super Smash Brothers esports tournament at Full Sail University's iconic Fortress. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Report: 87% of state history standards do not mention Native American history after 1900, and 27 states make no mention of a single Native American in their K-12 curriculum. Read more>>

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NJ Spotlight
The extra money for 13 districts is a fraction of the $362 million sought by a total of 29 districts. Newark received just $4 million of the $36 million it applied for. Jersey City asked for $215 million and received none. Read more>>

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Student privacy is protected with G Suite for Education apps but human monitoring detects real-time risky behaviors. To keep students safe, it's crucial to monitor devices for thoughts of self-harm. Read more>>

WTOP
Under one of Gov. Larry Hogan's education proposals for 2020, any school with the state’s lowest rating of "1 star" for two years in a row would be designated as an "innovation school." Read more>>

Read more from News on 6
Oklahoma has more than 700,000 students in public school for the first time in state history. The Oklahoma Department of Education reports showing 5,000 more students in school this year as compared to last year. Read more>>

The Intercept
A Massachusetts representative introduced legislation that targets discriminatory and punitive school discipline policies that push black and brown students out of schools at disproportionately high rates, often directly into the criminal justice system. Read more>>

The Texas Tribune
Houston ISD lawyers told a federal judge the education commissioner is exceeding his authority and asked for a preliminary injunction stopping him from booting out the elected school board of the state's largest district. Read more>>

Des Moines Register
Most of the state Supreme Court justices in a published opinion said that disqualifying detached complexes as being "school grounds" could create practical problems, especially for schools that can't build athletic complexes in the same location as classroom buildings. Read more>>

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The New York Times
Common Core was one of the most ambitious education efforts in U.S. history. Did it fail? Or does it just need more time to succeed? Read more>>

KQED
Mathematics is created by humans, math teachers are humans and math students are humans. Yet many contemporary math classrooms erase humans from the equation. Read more>>

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Veeam Software
The Val Verde USD increased its data protection with Veeam Software's Veeam Availability Suite. As an additional benefit, Veeam’s integration with HPE Nimble allows the IT team to test software updates before rolling them out in production. Read more>>

Soter Technologies
FlySense 2.75 offers more powerful vape detection sensors, enhanced vape alerts protocols, built-in security, device placement assistance and vape health threat awareness tools as part of new system for schools and commercial use. Read more>>

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Rivard Report
Trustees voted to select Gerardo Soto, the Texas district’s executive director of operations, as the new superintendent. He will replace longtime Harlandale ISD leader Rey Madrigal, who retired in August. Read more>>

Sioux Falls Argus Leader
The superintendent of the largest school district in South Dakota has announced he’s stepping down. After serving the Sioux Falls School District for about five years, Superintendent Brian Maher announced he will resign in June 2020. Read more>>