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Emily Ann Brown
Open educational resources have become more than digital substitutes for textbooks. Educators now use OER to make instruction more learner-centered. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
Here’s a roundup of the latest esports coverage in District Administration—from how K-12 districts are supplying tech essentials and diversifying esports to the announcement of LRP Media Group’s new Academic Esports Conference and Expo, to be held October 19-21, 2020. Watch now>>

Emily Ann Brown
Technology is transforming libraries into makerspaces and robotics labs, and spaces where librarians can provide students with social-emotional support. Read more>>

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Idaho County Free Press
Legislation to extend and improve federal county payments programs passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources. The bills will continue the Secure Rural Schools program by extending payments for two more years. Read more>>

Patch New York City
A new law meant to make stretch limos safer could leave hundreds of New York City children without the means to get to school by saddling private school bus companies with insurance fees they say they cannot afford to pay. Read more>>

The Colorado Sun
Gov. Jared Polis wants to expand pre-K programs to cover more of the 76,000 kids at risk of falling behind in kindergarten. However, with some districts at capacity, he proposes dedicating $10 million from the BEST Grant Program to pre-K facility needs. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Newark
The deaths of two children with asthma at the same Newark school just two years apart illustrate the enormity of the epidemic facing the city and the special burden schools face educating numerous students living with the illness. Read more>>

Chalkbeat New York
Nearly five years after New York City’s education department lifted the ban on cell phones, schools across the city are still grappling with an influx of devices and limited guidance about what to do with them. Read more>>

Los Angeles Times
Children who experience a school shooting are considered among a gunman’s victims, research finds. In the two years after a fatal school shooting, the rate at which antidepressants were prescribed to students rose by 21 percent within a tight ring around the affected school. Read more>>

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Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
New Hampshire schools are doing well in communicating with most families of special education students, but could better inform them of available resources, according to a survey of parents released by the state Department of Education. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
A child who shows promise struggles to make it in middle school as state and national leaders debate if the country is doing enough to educate vulnerable students. One of the biggest obstacles to fixing inequality in school spending is figuring out how much schools actually spend. Read more>>

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Riverside Insights
The Texas Education Agency selected Riverside Insights as the Statewide Academic Achievement Test for English Learner Reclassification's sole provider. The reading and language achievement tests will be used for reclassifying students in grades 1, 2, 11 and 12 as English proficient. Read more>>

American Kennel Club
The American Kennel Club launched the AKC Math Agility App. Intended for children ages 5-8, the app allows players to tour the country competing in AKC Agility events using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Read more>>

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Asheville Citizen Times
Gene Freeman, currently the superintendent of Fox Chapel ASD, will begin leading the North Carolina district at the end of the school year. He will replace Asheville City Schools' Interim Superintendent Bobbie Short. Read more>>

WKYC
The Ohio district announced Christopher Papouras as its permanent superintendent. He has served as interim superintendent since August after being named as Euclid City School District's assistant superintendent on June 1. Read more>>