NATIONAL: 5 Online Education Trends to Watch…

Online students: There's a lot in store for you in 2017. In the past few years, more students enrolled in online courses, more organizations offered alternative credentials such as digital badges and nanodegrees and more employers accepted online degrees from… Read full article at US News and World Report

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STATE: Number of college courses taught in…

This spring, juniors and seniors at Redlands Unified School District in San Bernardino County will take community college courses at their high schools, including engineering, sociology, business administration and music appreciation. The courses, offered at no cost to students at… Read full article at EdSource

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STATE: Standardized science standoff: California, feds at…

There's a standoff brewing between education officials in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., over what standardized science test California students should take this spring. It bears striking resemblance to a very similar 2014 impasse between the California and U.S. departments of… Read full article at KPCC

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STATE: More Chinese Are Sending Younger Children…

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.—When Ken Yan’s parents were contemplating his future, they decided the best option for the 11-year-old was to send him 7,000 miles away from his home in China to Southern California. Ken didn’t speak English, and he would… Read full article at The Wall Street Journal

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STATE: Most computer science majors in the…

Veronica Rivera signed up for the introduction to computer science class at Harvey Mudd College mostly because she had no choice: It was mandatory. Programming was intimidating and not for her, she thought. She expected the class to be full… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

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STATE: These are the classes you get…

For much of each week, UC Berkeley senior Caelle McKaveney studies chemical signaling in spiders, nucleotide coding patterns and other serious science. But Monday evenings were different last semester. She was able to nerd out in a non-textbook way in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Two educators closer to chance at…

There have been 11 schools superintendents since Riverside County was formed in 1893. All have been white men. That could change when county trustees replace departing Superintendent Kenn Young this month. Moreno Valley Unified Superintendent Judy White, an African-American woman,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Applicants sought for Lake Elsinore Unified…

Lake Elsinore Unified School District board members are seeking applicants to serve on a panel that will ensure proceeds from the district’s $105 million bond measure are used properly. The deadline for applying is 4:30 p.m., Feb. 3, after which… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Why a court reporter college in…

Sage College students are starting the year with a loss. The Moreno Valley school that specializes in training court reporters shut its doors Tuesday, stranding about 350 students. Those students had received emails about the closure Friday. Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Kathy Felci

Desert Sands schools names interim superintendent

Desert Sands Unified School District has appointed Kathy Felci, assistant superintendent of educational services, to the position of interim superintendent effective Jan. 1. Felci replaces outgoing superintendent Gary Rutherford, Ed.D. who is retiring after a career in education that spanned… Read full article at The Desert Sun