Police at LA school

STATE: Parents grapple with talking to scared…

LOS ANGELES - After receiving word that all Los Angeles schools would shut down Tuesday because of a threat of possible attack, many parents' first thoughts were about how to discuss the scary situation with their kids. Lupita Vela's 8-year-old… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

Terrace Elementary's Gateway to College Pep Rally

Riverside: School raises $3,000 in a…

On Dec. 4, Terrace Elementary School presented a check for $3,000 to Together We Rise, a charity dedicated to aiding foster children. The elementary school students raised the money by bringing in coins to class and met their goal within… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Mt San Jacinto College

Wildomar: Judge favors district in suit…

Mt. San Jacinto College’s deal with Riverside County to buy 80 acres in southern Wildomar for a future campus remains valid as a result of a recent court ruling. Riverside Superior Court Judge Craig Riemer ruled against a challenge by… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

CSUSB graduate

Here come the graduates

Cal State San Bernardino students who finished their studies in the fall were able to mark the end of their degree programs during the school’s 15th December commencement ceremonies Saturday. Two ceremonies were held at the school’s Coussoulis Arena. About… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

David Sanchez

Sanchez selected as Beaumont board president

David Sanchez was selected as the Beaumont school board president for 2016. Vice-president is Janelle Poulter; board clerk is Steven Hovey, and secretary is Superintendent Maureen Latham. The regular school board meetings will continue at 6 p.m. the second and… Read full article at Record Gazette

LAUSD school principal informs parents

STATE: All Los Angeles Unified schools closed…

Officials closed all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses Tuesday morning after receiving a "credible threat" of violence involving backpacks and packages left at campuses. Authorities said they plan a search operation of all of the LAUSD's more than 900… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

student doing math

STATE: Districts must ensure equity in rules…

Add this to California school boards’ to-do lists for 2016: Create a clear-cut, objective policy for determining which incoming 9th-grade students qualify to accelerate their sequence of math courses in high school. Districts must have the criteria in place by… Read full article at EdSource

Muslim student with her mom

NATIONAL: In schools, on streets and TV,…

A backlash against American Muslims is leaving a mark on some of the nation's youngest minds. After seeing presidential candidate Donald Trump call on television for barring Muslims from entering the country, 8-year-old Sofia Yassini checked the locks on her… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

computer science class

STATE: University of California pressured to count…

It's the backbone of Silicon Valley's world-changing tech industry, but -- like journalism and geography -- computer science is considered just another high school elective by the University of California. Now, a powerful coalition of technology leaders, state politicians and… Read full article at San Jose Mercury News