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EDUCATION WEEK
Gamers Are the New High School Athletes: The Rise of Esports
Already popular at the college and professional levels, esports are now gaining a foothold in K-12 schools despite concerns about bad behavior and equity problems associated with competitive game playing.
 
Virginia Gov. Names New State Schools Superintendent
Chesterfield County Superintendent James Lane was named to the post, which has been filled on an interim basis since January when Steve Staples retired.
 
Trump Panel Slammed on Slow Pace of School Safety Work
The cabinet-level commission chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has met once since it was created after the February shooting that killed 17 at a high school in Parkland, Fla.





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NEW YORK TIMES
‘It Has to Start Somewhere’: Grass-Roots Drive to Integrate New York Schools
Despite some opposition to one district’s middle-school integration plan, there is a growing sense in the city that it is time to act on segregation.
 
New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says
The plaintiffs are looking to force statewide desegregation in one of the most segregated states in the country.
 
In New York High Schools, the Sound of Music Is Muted
The city broke up big failing schools to improve academics, but at the small schools that replaced them, fielding a robust music program is a challenge.