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Brett A. Sokolow, DA guest columnist

While most administrators grasp Title IX’s applicability beyond gender equity in athletics, the new rules focus exclusively on sexual misconduct in school settings, involving students and employees. The Office for Civil Rights is poised to impose requirements for conducting investigations, says DA guest columnist Brett A. Sokolow, of the Association of Title IX Administrators. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick

Coronavirus and positive COVID-19 tests shut schools in Washington as crews disinfected buildings and teachers prepped to teach online even as some buildings reopened. Read more>>

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Steven Blackburn

These Districts of Distinction runners-up are using innovative methods to improve curriculum and instruction in their school systems. Read more>>

Joseph S. Renzulli and Sally M. Reis, DA guest columnists

It’s not enough to focus on student performance in school. Educators must measure students’ soft skills and their ability to learn, say Joseph S. Renzulli and Sally M. Reis of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Moving classes online is one contingency school district leaders are planning for should any potential coronavirus outbreaks begin disrupting life in the U.S. Read more>>

Also Noteworthy

Chalkbeat

What if a high school serves only students who were unlikely to graduate at all—who arrive far below grade level and on the verge of dropping out? Is that school actually doing a worse job? Researchers argue for a different, more useful way to judge high schools that accounts for those factors. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

As public pre-K programs expand in elementary schools, experts say principals will increasingly need a better understanding of the early years, including age-appropriate academic expectations and discipline strategies. Read more>>

The Palm Beach Post

It is important that the embedded civics content in Florida’s new education standards reflect the diversity of students. Such content should not shy away from critically engaging with the racism, structural inequalities and discriminatory policy decisions that have disenfranchised many. Read more>>

Union-Bulletin

The drills should promote preparedness, not terror. In order to get to that place, new guidelines should be put in place to ensure secure, age-appropriate safety training. Read more>>

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