NATIONAL: 3 STEM Insights for U.S. Teens…

A robotics competition brought together high schoolers from more than 150 counties to Washington last week. The event, organized by nonprofit FIRST Global, aimed to bring young students together to develop their STEM – science, technology, engineering and math –… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Fierce Debate Over Sign-Language Use by…

New research is stirring fierce debate over the use of sign language among young deaf children who use surgical implants that create a sense of sound. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that the long-term use of sign… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Home-Visiting Study Explores Long-Term Benefits From…

Supporting mothers in the first years of a child's life has benefits to those children that ripple outward for years, particularly for boys. Researchers led by Nobel Prize-winning economist James J. Heckman re-examined the data gathered on mothers and children… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Betsy DeVos Is a K-12 Advocate.…

New research is stirring fierce debate over the use of sign language among young deaf children who use surgical implants that create a sense of sound. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that the long-term use of sign… Read full article at Education Week

MSJC takes heat after former instructor’s…

Mt. San Jacinto College has had to tighten the monitoring of its social media pages after a former instructor was punished for comments after canceling a room rental agreement with an Asian client. Tami Barker was a part-time English as… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Two Cathedral City roads are being…

If you thought it was bad whenever roadwork caused traffic delays, some Cathedral City residents may laugh in your face. The city announced it was launching a paving project on McCallum Way,a one-mile stretch between Landau Boulevard and Date Palm… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Norco College musicians seek Grammy nod…

It was a muggy weekday morning when T.J. Stoneking and his pals cranked up the volume inside a cramped trailer behind a Norco ranch house. The quartet ran through a few songs as it geared up for the biggest gig… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

$70,000 coming to San Bernardino elementary…

SAN BERNARDINO >> North Park Elementary School is getting nearly $70,000 from federal education officials. The grant is to help the school recover from the shooting in April that left a teacher and an 8-year-old student dead. “We thank Congressman… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: New class leads to big gains…

Educators were cheering over newly released results from the College Board showing significant increases in the number of females, Latino and African-American students who took either the Advanced Placement computer science exam or the new computer science principles exam this… Read full article at EdSource