NATIONAL: Chemistry Absent From 3 in 5…

Fewer than half of the nation's secondary schools offer a chemistry course, according to a new analysis from the Education Week Research Center. The lack of chemistry dovetails with what appears to be increasing concern about the phenomenon of science… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Teaching Introverted Students: How a ‘Quiet…

At the end of each lesson, when 2nd grade teacher Erin Pawlak asked her students at P.S. 11 in New York City to reflect on their reading or share a successful strategy, the same hands would shoot up. “Ideas came… Read full article at Education Week

District Closet

Hemet Unified School District opens District…

Eleven San Jacinto Valley families were the first to take advantage Hemet Unified School District’s grand opening of its District Closet Wednesday, Dec. 13, which is designed to help children enrolled in district schools to select stylish clothing they would… Read full article at The Valley News

A Rancho Mirage artist who doesn’t…

The garage at the Kontaxis household in Rancho Mirage brimming with a kaleidoscope of color, belongs to Nicholas. That’s his domain. That’s where the 21-year-old creates his vibrant and explosive works of contemporary art that now hang in the homes… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Desert Sands schools to community: Save…

The start of a new year traditionally means a bright shiny new calendar. At Desert Sands Unified School District that calendar is already full of some important dates. We hope that the calendar below inspires you to mark down a… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Palm Springs ‘Icons & Idols’ concert…

The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District will host its second annual benefit concert, “Grab Your Seat: Icons & Idols,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Richards Center for the Arts. The musical tribute to Janis… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Ulibarri named president of Menifee Union…

The Menifee Union School District governing board recently selected its officers for the coming year. Board trustee Ron Ulibarri was named president of the board, whose officers traditionally rotate positions. Reg Bennett will serve as vice president, Randy Freeman as… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

STATE: Do L.A. Unified’s daily random searches…

Kevin Castillo was in his freshman year at Hamilton High School when administrators carrying hand-held metal detectors interrupted his English class to conduct a random search. They asked a student to pick a number between 1 and 10. The student… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Some kids in LA no longer…

Last week, Los Angeles County Supervisors voted to create a student library card that waives overdue fines for patrons under 18 years old. They were trying to target patrons like 7-year old Aliyah Clafy. “My kids are here every week… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Can a ‘Career Readiness’ Seal on…

Students graduating from high school in Ohio next spring can get a new seal on their diplomas that signifies their mastery of job skills like teamwork and creativity. Many states have long awarded seals, or endorsements, that indicate students have… Read full article at Education Week