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July 17, 2019 – Education Week
 One-third of the attackers who terrorized schools, houses of worship, or businesses last year had a history of serious domestic violence, two-thirds had mental-health issues, and nearly all had made threatening or concerning communications that worried others before they struck.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
 A new state database intended to prevent school shootings represents a "massive surveillance effort" that should be immediately halted, a coalition of nearly three-dozen advocacy organizations told Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a letter delivered last week.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
 Harvard University has suspended Roland G. Fryer Jr. and shuttered his Education Innovation Laboratory a year after allegations of sexual harassment by one of the leading education economists in the nation were made.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
 Kansas' highest court has declared that the state finally is spending enough money on its public schools under a new education funding law but refused to end a lawsuit filed nearly a decade ago because it wants to monitor future funding by the legislature.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
 On average, the U.S. Department of Education has resolved about twice as many civil rights cases per year under the Trump administration as it did under the Obama administration, the agency said in a news release last week.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
  American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is suing U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, arguing that she has "done nothing to remedy the gross mismanagement" of a federal loan-forgiveness program.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
  A suburban Indianapolis district is signing up teachers to drive school buses before and after their usual time in the classroom.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
  Media literacy is urgently important, but the lack of a universal skill set for the discipline challenges teachers, finds a new report by the research firm RAND Corp.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
  New federal data highlight a leaky pipeline for would-be teachers in college. The Baccalaureate and Beyond study tracks about 29,000 U.S. students who earned a bachelor's degree in 2015-16.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
  High schoolers who participate in music courses may score higher in academic subjects, according to a new study of students in British Columbia.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
  Adolescent students can be challenging for educators to keep engaged—but putting in the effort to make them feel connected to school can pay off well into adulthood.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
  Less than 1 in 5 general education teachers feel "very well prepared" to teach students with mild-to-moderate learning disabilities, including ADHD and dyslexia, finds a new survey from two national advocacy groups.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
 
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
 

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