NATIONAL: U.S. House Hearing on Algorithms &…

The Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing Wednesday on the role of algorithms in how companies collect and analyze consumer data, then use the information to target consumers. Education was less of an… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Where the House and Senate GOP…

It's crunch time for the Republican tax overhaul bills. But will education and educators get squeezed when the clock expires? GOP senators are trying to reach a final vote on a tax package in the next few days. Then they… Read full article at Education Week

Fallbrook High School principal resigns abruptly

Fallbrook High School Principal Larry Boone resigned this month from his position, which he had held since July 2015. Boone left the district on Nov. 8, citing urgent personal matters, Fallbrook Union High School District Superintendent Hugo A. Pedroza said… Read full article at San Diego Union-Tribune

Local Seventh grader organizes school blood…

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Today was "Giving Tuesday," a good day for a local student's project to save lives. A blood drive just wrapped up this afternoon at Palm Desert Charter Middle School. 6th and 7th graders were assigned an… Read full article at KESQ News

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Desert Sands offers teachers after-school training

Desert Sands Unified School District prides itself on its continued offerings of professional development. A recent session, titled All Hands on Deck, well represented the type of information provided at these sessions. As Courtney Fox, professional development project facilitator, noted:… Read full article at The Desert Sun

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Palm Springs foundation awards $32,000 in…

The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District recently presented classroom grants totaling more than $32,000 to fund over 33 classroom, school-site and collaborative programs, projects or pieces of equipment. Receiving the grant awards at a recent board of… Read full article at source

STATE: College tuition may be source of…

The state's Legislative Analyst's Office is predicting a showdown this budget season between California's public universities and Governor Jerry Brown over whether the schools can both raise tuition and get a proposed state funding boost. For several years, Brown stopped… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Laguna Beach Unified will experiment with…

Students at Thurston Middle and Laguna Beach High schools will soon have access to tutors at any time if they encounter a difficult calculus problem or have a question on their Spanish homework. Laguna Beach Unified School District trustees earlier… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: New California law expands low-income parents’…

In an effort to remove obstacles for Californians trying to succeed in the labor market, a new law could make access to child care easier for low-income parents taking classes to learn English or complete high school. The law will… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: DeVos Racks Up More Than a…

Florida has quickly become the education darling of the Trump administration, with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos now having visited the Sunshine State more than a dozen times to highlight everything from school choice to career and technical education and… Read full article at US News and World Report