NATIONAL: Young Children Are Spending Much More…

It's not your imagination: Tiny tots are spending dramatically more time with tiny screens. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, just released new numbers on media use by children 8 and under. The nationally representative parent survey found that 98… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: School cancels Halloween festivities because the…

Kids at a Massachusetts school won’t be painting their faces and donning creative costumes this year after administrators decided to cancel the Halloween celebration. According to CBS Boston, Boyden Elementary School in Walpole, Mass. doesn’t want the holiday festivities to… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

NATIONAL: Could Betsy DeVos’ Pitch to Expand…

Fans of early college and dual enrollment programs have been high-fiving each other over a line buried deep in a recent federal document. Here's why: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sees dual enrollment and other programs that help high… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Principal-Training Secrets Shared by the World’s…

High-flying school systems have something in common when it comes to recruiting, training, and deploying school leaders: they take a systematic approach, according to a new study by the National Center on Education and the Economy. Researchers from the Australian… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Gates Foundation to Shift Education Focus

Marking a new chapter in education philanthropy, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will step back from its traditional education reform agenda to instead invest close to $1.7 billion over the next five years on new initiatives that include a… Read full article at Education Week

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Arrested La Sierra High assistant coach…

The mother of a 15-year-old girl who Riverside police say was propositioned by a La Sierra High assistant football coach over social media said 21-year-old Windell Thompson let down those who trusted him. “I believe he betrayed them as a… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Ashley George

Beaumont teen loses mother to cancer,…

As a preschooler, Ashley George did not know exactly what her mom was going through – only that she was sick. After battling Stage IV breast cancer for 10 years, Mercedes Morgado passed away in 2015 and left the high… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Partying In ‘Panties’: Snapchat Video of…

BEAUMONT, CA — A Snapchat video that allegedly showed Beaumont High School teacher Samantha Lee Ciotta wearing only “a shirt and panties” while drinking alcohol with two shirtless minors is at the center of a police investigation that could lead… Read full article at Patch.com

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Aztec mom lost dad to CTE,…

Samantha Buono knew something was wrong with her dad, she just didn’t know what it was. She thought one day she might write a book about it. Mike Pyle played football for the Chicago Bears for nine seasons in the… Read full article at The Desert Sun