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- Soothing Santa Visits for Children with Special Needs
Sunday, November 19th and Sunday, December 3rd - Visit with Santa
Santa knows some children need extra patience and quiet time when visiting this year.
Southlake Mall is proud to have Soothing Santa in partnership with IN*SOURCE, as an opportunity for children with special needs (and their siblings) to visit with Santa in a more calm and sensory-friendly environment. This event will take place before the mall opens. Families can visit and spend time with Jolly Old Saint Nick with dimmed lighting, no mall music, and basically no shopper traffic.
- Here's What States Are Doing with Their ESSA Block Grant Money
For decades, district leaders have been clamoring for more say over how they spend their federal money. And when the Every Student Succeeds Act passed back in 2015, it looked like they had finally gotten their wish: a brand-new $1.6 billion block grant that could be used for computer science initiatives, suicide prevention, new band instruments, and almost anything else that could improve students' well-being or provide them with a well-rounded education.