STATE: An up and down week for…

New classrooms under construction at a charter school in Pacoima mark a moment of truce — even mutual respect — in a hot and cold war between charters and the Los Angeles Unified School District. On Friday, people gathered to… Read full article at source

NATIONAL: How Parents Widen—or Shrink—Academic Gaps

Five years ago, Mary Muñoz thought she knew what it meant to be involved in her son's education. She brought Christian, then in 1st grade, to school every morning, made sure he did homework every afternoon, and read with him… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Trump’s First 100 Days: How Does…

Have you been waiting for President Donald Trump to work with the Republican-controlled Congress and get rolling on a big K-12 education initiative? If so, you might be getting a little bit antsy. But is that unusual during the first… Read full article at Education Week

CSUSB Palm Desert’s campus fundraiser was…

This was a very special party. It was held at a mansion, attended by major philanthropists and was deluxe in every sense of the word. It also succeeded beyond even its own lofty goals. A TWO-MINUTE HISTORY Nearly 30 years… Read full article at The Desert Sun

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, celebrating people…

om HaShoah, an internationally recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day, is Monday. But according to Mitch Braff of the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, most people don't use the day's full name. It's Yom HaShoah V’HaGevurah — in remembrance of the "shoah," or… Read full article at The Desert Sun

woman looks at stage under construction

What was old is new again…

Many school principals look forward to opening a new campus, where they can select everything from the staff to the color of the carpet. Kristi Watson is doing just that at Hemet Elementary school — but she’s not overseeing the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Inland schools battle online bullying

Not long ago, kids did most of their name calling on the playground and in the cafeteria. Today, online attacks have become their preferred method of delivering insults. “They’re more comfortable trashing each other in the privacy of their home… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: How ‘schools not prisons’ became a…

A bill winding its way through the Legislature proposes a creative way to fund early childhood education: imposing a tax on companies that do business with California’s prison systems. A tax on the “privilege” of such contracts, as Assemblyman Tony… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: 1 in 8 children in California…

Posing significant challenges for educators, about 1 in 8 students in California schools has at least one parent who is undocumented, according to a new brief from the Education Trust-West. Undocumented children as well as U.S. citizen children with undocumented… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: Supreme Court Ruling on Vacancies Is…

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is adding a wrinkle to the Trump administration's efforts to fill sub-Cabinet posts, including some in the U.S. Department of Education. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos earlier this month announced a slate of appointees… Read full article at Education Week