Norco College, prison unite to educate…

Sitting at seven rows of desks, 23 Norco College students filled in tiny circles on their Scantron forms. “It needs to be seven digits,” Jeff Horn, a part-time instructor of Communication Studies at Norco College, told the class. “So add… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Wonder Woman fans call Gal Gadot…

INDIO, Calif. - The newest heroine to hit the big screen, Gal Gadot, will receive the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival next Tuesday for her portrayal of Wonder Woman. Valley fans of the franchise and… Read full article at KESQ News

Beaumont High School teacher pleads not…

BANNING, Calif. - A Beaumont High School teacher suspected of having sex with one of her male students pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges. Samantha Lee Ciotta, 32, of Banning was arrested in September and was released on a… Read full article at KESQ News

STATE: Elk Grove district investigates students after…

The Elk Grove Unified School District has opened an investigation after a student recorded and distributed a video of herself disparaging African Americans. The student’s Snapchat video was reposted to Twitter by user @0fficialkhi, whose Dec. 24 tweet containing her… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

STATE: What does the future of virtual…

Film directing MFA candidate Sara Suarez puts on an Oculus VR headset, and is suddenly transported out of a dark California Institute of the Arts classroom and into an even darker Jurassic jungle scene. Somewhere behind her, she hears the… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Federal government finds flaws in California’s…

The U.S. Department of Education has cited substantive flaws in California’s plan detailing how it will improve low-performing schools and use billions of dollars of federal education aid under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The Dec. 21 letter to… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: New California Laws Ensure Schools Remain…

Undocumented students are missing school. Parents aren’t showing up to school events. College students aren’t re-enrolling. Discrimination complaints are exploding. As DACA protections come to an end, California education advocates are redoubling their efforts to make sure immigrant families know… Read full article at The Seventy Four

NATIONAL: Judge lifts restraining order against Project…

A Michigan judge Wednesday lifted a restraining order placed three months ago on a controversial right-wing group known as Project Veritas in a case involving its alleged infiltration of a teachers union. U.S. District Judge Linda Parker said she was… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Tennessee Nails Student Growth

In a new map of the U.S. that details student academic growth, Tennessee is a bright green beacon in a sea of purple. "If you are looking for Tennessee on a student growth map, just look for the bright green… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Teachers Use Virtual Shooter Program Designed…

The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. Teachers quickly try to decide: barricade… Read full article at Education Week