STATE: Today’s lesson: Teachers should not fib…

A local teacher learned a hard lesson this month when a judge sent her to jail and ordered her to pay $92,000 in restitution for disability insurance fraud. Sheila Marie Green, who lives in Lake Elsinore, pleaded guilty to two… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Teacher raises money to buy entire…

PATERSON, N.J. — A New Jersey teacher has bought Christmas gifts for her entire school using online fundraising donations and says next year will be “bigger and better.” Jennifer Olawski says she was inspired to buy gifts for the students… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Majority of Teachers Say Reforms Have…

Change is hard—particularly for teachers, who are generally taking dozens of students along for the ride. Yet the majority of teachers say they’ve faced major changes—related to what and how they teach, as well as how they’re evaluated—over the last… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: A Cheating Scandal Rocked Atlanta’s Schools.…

Until recently, near the entrance to Dobbs Elementary School hung a white banner, an artifact from a time the Atlanta Public Schools hopes to bury in the past. The sign heralded test scores from 2007-08, a year when some of… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: LGBQ teens face serious suicide risk,…

(CNN) - LGBQ teens are more vulnerable to planning or attempting suicide, according to a research letter published Tuesday in the journal JAMA. Looking at answers in the 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey in the US, researchers found that… Read full article at KESQ News

NATIONAL: How Much Do Teachers Spend On…

It's inevitable. Each year, teachers dip into their own pockets to buy things like notebooks, tissues and pencils for their students. This inevitability is even enshrined in the tax code, which gives educators a $250 deduction for their trouble. Late… Read full article at NPR

Valle Vista Elementary introduces Peaceful Playground…

HEMET – Staff at Hemet Unified schools are constantly looking for new ways to further engage students while on campus. In an effort to enhance school climate and promote positive behavior, Valle Vista Elementary School introduced the Peaceful Playground Physical… Read full article at The Valley News

Free math tutoring offered for low-income…

My Learning Studio OUTREACH is offering a free six-week math tutoring course at Casa Blanca Library in Riverside starting Jan. 6 for students from low-income families. The classes, funded by the City of Riverside’s Community Development Block Grant, help students… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Youths encouraged to report bullying to…

In the midst of an investigation into a Yucaipa eighth grader’s recent suicide, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials urge youngsters who are being bullied to tell their parents, a teacher, a friend or even police — especially if there’s been… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Family of Yucaipa teen who committed…

Rosalie Avila had plans to become a lawyer. But the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District’s lack of response to claims that the 13-year-old was being bullied by her peers at Mesa View Middle School in Calimesa cut those plans short,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise