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January 23, 2019 – Education Week
 A federal district judge last week rejected U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross Jr.'s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
 More than a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Julia Keleher, the U.S. territory's education secretary, put the total cost of repairing the island's 856 public schools and bringing them up to school building standards, which until recently didn't exist, at $11 billion.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
 A program to train and arm school employees in Tamaqua, Pa., was put on hold last week—at least until two lawsuits against the district are resolved.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
 A new Maryland law that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people at risk to themselves or others resulted in more than 300 protective orders, five of which were related to schools, the sheriff of the state's most populous county said last week.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
 School messaging app Remind will soon face a major disruption to its texting service, after communications giant Verizon announced that it will charge an additional fee on all SMS messages sent by the company.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
  A school district in a small Arkansas city has installed steel safe rooms in every classroom.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
  The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to shift the authority for selecting school principals, a move detractors said would weaken the role of school-based decisionmaking councils created by the state's landmark education law.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
  The 2016 National Teacher of the Year has joined the U.S. House of Representatives committee that oversees K-12 education.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
  Most states have adopted policies to support social-emotional learning in school, but they are often limited in scope, finds a new analysis.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
  Race—but not whether a student is enrolled in special education—appears to be a driver of disproportionate suspension rates, finds a new study in the Journal of School Psychology.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
  The United States spends $20 billion each year when some 2 million students repeat a grade, and a new study in the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness suggests doing so may not help academically.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
  A massive international analysis finds more screen time is associated with a lower sense of well-being among teenagers, but the effects are too small to require policy changes, according to a study in the journal Nature Human Behavior.
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