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April 17, 2019 – Education Week
 More than 60 publicly reported incidents of mishandled guns occurred in schools in the past five years, finds a new analysis.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
 Current and former principals whose schools were the scenes of shootings have formed a network to support other school leaders in the aftermath of violence.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
 Hundreds of teachers across the Sacramento Unified school district walked out of their classrooms and onto picket lines last week for the first time in 30 years, staging a one-day strike alleging unfair labor practices by the California district.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
 A program meant to diversify New York City's infamously segregated specialized high schools failed to admit representative numbers of black and Hispanic students this school year, figures released last week by district officials show.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
 Arizona faces a loss of $340 million in federal funding because the state hasn't followed the Every Student Succeeds Act's rules for testing its students, say U.S. Department of Education officials.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
  Back is Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Back is Roe v. Wade. Back is climate change. and the word "democratic." A new proposal incorporating those revisions was presented to the Michigan board of education last week.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
  A union lobbyist who worked just one day as a substitute teacher is entitled to a pension worth potentially tens of thousands of dollars annually, the Illinois supreme court has ruled.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
  New York City's health department last week ordered all ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in a neighborhood of Brooklyn to exclude unvaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
  The story, "Where Districts Spend on Principals, Scores Rose," in the April 10, 2019, edition of Education Week used the incorrect academic year in describing the year in which new principals were placed in schools as part of the Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
  Eight states—including three of the nation's largest, California, Florida, and Michigan—are doing a "poor" job of looking out for vulnerable students in their plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, according to an analysis by the National Urban League.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
  Students can understand and benefit from being introduced to algebraic concepts even in elementary school, a forthcoming study finds.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
  High levels of lead in topsoil boosts the likelihood that 5-year-old boys will have cognitive difficulties, a study concludes.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
 
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
 

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