STATE: Built to last: Former LAUSD Supt.…

Former Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer gave an A+ to the polished cement under his feet this month at the newly constructed Maywood Center for Enriched Studies. The cement had the sheen of the tile flooring that is common… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Helen Hunt Jackson High finds ‘Project…

Helen Hunt Jackson College Prep High School (HHJCPHS) is a flexible educational program that provides students with a variety of options to reach their educational goals. The school has an independent study option, online course work, and traditional classroom instruction.… Read full article at The Valley Chronicle

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Bautista Creek Elementary welcomes its new…

HEMET – Bautista Creek Elementary School welcomed its new principal at the beginning of this school year. Greg Giroux, former assistant principal for Bautista Creek, was promoted to principal after Dr. Kristi Watson became Hemet Elementary School’s principal. Giroux has… Read full article at The Valley News

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Desert Hot Springs students get a…

Palm Springs Unified School District students and teachers will head back to the classroom next week, but there is still time to get in some family fun that benefits a Desert Hot Springs elementary counseling project. Through Sunday (Jan. 7),… Read full article at The Desert Sun

NATIONAL: Texas Charter Schools Struggle With Classroom…

DALLAS (AP) — An annual report suggests that several charter schools in Texas have some of the state's largest class sizes. The Texas Education Agency report said most of the state's roughly 8,700 public schools had about 22 students per… Read full article at US News and World Report

Corona pastor to deliver keynote at…

Rev. Charles Lee-Johnson of Corona Community Church is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at Moreno Valley College’s Fifth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast next month, according to a Riverside Community College District news release. Moreno Valley College… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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San Jacinto mentor program blankets students…

Wrapping a blanket around oneself can provide warmth, security and most of all, comfort. That was the reason behind the Hyatt Blanket Program that helps elementary school children in San Jacinto feel all those things from high school students who… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Riverside, San Jacinto and Hesperia school…

Riverside, San Jacinto and Hesperia were among eight school districts in California to receive a 2017 Summer Sunshine Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They were recognized for their participation in the Summer Food Service Program. The federal program… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

NATIONAL: Federal judge tells Arizona it can’t…

A federal judge this week permanently barred Arizona from enforcing a 2010 law that banned a Mexican American studies program in Tucson schools. Earlier, he had determined the law was unconstitutional and that officials who pushed it had been “motivated… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Ten Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably…

It's that time of year again! We're taking stock of the past year and looking forward to 2018. We don't know for certain what the new year will bring, but something tells us we almost certainly won't be writing any… Read full article at Education Week