STATE: Framroze Virjee to take over as…

Framroze Virjee, California State University’s executive vice chancellor and general counsel, has been appointed president of Cal State Fullerton for an interim period, administrators announced Wednesday. Virjee, who goes by Fram, oversees all legal services for the system’s 23 campuses… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Activism, charity sustain Sandy Hook families…

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Out of a senseless tragedy, they have sought ways to find meaning in advocacy. Many relatives of the 26 children and educators killed five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School have dedicated themselves to charity, activism… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Illuminate Education Acquires Homegrown Data Visualization…

What began as a husband-and-wife skunkworks project in rural Wisconsin four years ago has now become absorbed into an education data company that boasts millions of users across 44 states. In 2013, systems engineer Matt Harris wrote a program to… Read full article at EdSurge

Catalina Cifuentes leans on book shelf in school library

In the race to help Latino…

Moreno Valley, Calif. —High school senior Raymond Franco made three mistakes on his college application. They were little things, like putting “2017” instead of “2018” as his graduation year. They probably wouldn’t have made a dent in his chances at… Read full article at Christian Science Monitor

Elementary School Recognized as a Common…

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Lasselle Elementary School as a Common Sense School. Lasselle Elementary School has demonstrated its commitment to taking… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

The new Indio elementary school named…

An elementary school set to open in north Indio next fall will be named after Indian Wells' former Mayor Richard Oliphant, a local developer and philanthropist. The K-5 school will replace Eisenhower Elementary, which Desert Sands Unified School District is… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Rancho Viejo Middle School thanks veterans…

Hemet – Over the summer, Principal Jonathan Workman of Rancho Viejo Middle School and Associated Student Body Director Stacy Ciampa discussed creating an event to honor those that have served the country. The idea snowballed into an event that has… Read full article at The Valley News

STATE: Lawsuit alleging negligence in injury of…

Attorneys representing a La Cañada High School senior are preparing for a Jan. 22 trial against La Cañada Unified School District, claiming negligence by district employees led to the student’s serious injury during a May 2016 school assembly. According to… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Investigation of embattled L.A. school board…

In the three months since prosecutors filed criminal charges against him, Ref Rodriguez has continued to go about his duties on the Los Angeles Board of Education. He attends meetings, sponsors resolutions, tweets life-affirming messages — and firmly brushes aside… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: USC president is third-highest paid in…

The chief executives of 59 private colleges and seven public universities took home more than $1 million in total compensation in 2015, according to an analysis released this week by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Besides being eye-popping — and… Read full article at KPCC