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Elements of Success: 10 Million Speak on Schools That Work

For the first time, a dozen major education organizations have pulled together their best practices and research to state these elements and help policymakers, school leaders and the public understand why some schools succeed and how they do it. 

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After "Yet Another" School Shooting, LFA Members Call for Actions

In the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla. high school shooting, LFA organizations offer resources, sympathies, and calls to action on gun control and school safety.

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Deciphering the News

Can you tell the difference between fake and real news? The News Literacy Project has tips for teaching real versus fake news sites, while AFT's Share My Lesson gives powerful and simple tips for fighting "bad-news fatigue." 



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Seeking Equity in Rural Schools 

Rural schools are not getting the policy attention they deserve, the Center for Public Education finds in a new analysis. Limited access to advanced coursework, medical care, food and employment opportunities also hurts rural schools, according to a report by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and The Rural School and Community Trust. 

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More Schools Connected, but Gaps Persist  

The majority of school districts today meet the Federal Communications Commission’s goal for broadband connectivity of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students. However, recurring costs remain the most significant barrier for schools in their efforts to increase connectivity, CoSN's 2017 Annual Infrastructure Survey Report, released in partnership with AASA, has revealed.

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