Efforts to teach Native American history…

When Native American families consider the holidays, Columbus Day gets an overwhelming thumbs down, but Thanksgiving rates an ambivalent "maybe." In part, that's because Thanksgiving is the most "American" of holidays, the one day of the year everyone, whatever their… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: Teaching This Year’s Natural Disasters

The fires may be out in the Wine Country, but they’re still a daily topic in many California classrooms. At Design Tech High, a charter school in Burlingame that's affiliated with Oracle, students are analyzing the science behind the Tubbs… Read full article at The Atlantic

STATE: A mural with a back story…

The tale of a new mural in a local schoolyard includes a dash of Charles Dickens and a hint of Hustler Hollywood. It's also a telling look at how business gets done and at the differences between public schools in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Spanish-language video game aims to teach…

A civic education nonprofit organization founded by former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor is releasing a Spanish-language version of its popular game that is used to teach students about their civil rights. Spearheaded by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who joined… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Colleges, high schools use “Hamilton” to…

CHICAGO — More than 2,000 students got into the hottest show in Chicago for free — “Hamilton: An American Musical “ — as part of their acceptance to Northwestern University. It’s one of the ways colleges and high schools are… Read full article at The Washington Post

Riverside County scholarship donors who awarded…

Donors who helped more than two dozen Riverside County students receive scholarships will be recognized when the Riverside County Office of Education Foundation holds its annual Sponsor Recognition Event on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The foundation seeks to provide support to… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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How many languages can you speak?…

Nicolo Villasis came to the United States from the Philippines as a 7-year-old speaking both Tagalog and English. When he entered Great Oak High School in Temecula seven years later, he decided to study Spanish and next week he will… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: House GOP tax bill ends programs…

Finding a place to house a charter school in Los Angeles is tough enough. Constructing a completely new charter school building is tougher still. Now, charter school advocates are sounding the alarm about provisions of the U.S. House's recently-passed tax… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Education Dept. wants to narrow civil…

WASHINGTON — The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Under the Obama administration, when a student… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Will Reversal of FCC’s ‘Net Neutrality’…

Backers of a new plan to upend “net neutrality” policies tout the proposal as a free market approach to internet oversight—one that will encourage an abundance of web content delivery, innovation, and investment, with no more government regulation than is… Read full article at Education Week