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PostModern Jukebox to rock new arts…

The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District’s first benefit concert in the brand new Richards Center for the Arts will take place Thursday, Jan. 19, and there is still an opportunity to “Grab Your Seat” for the launch… Read full article at The Desert Sun

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NATIONAL: First lady to laud school counselors…

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Michelle Obama helps recognize the school counselor of the year later this week, it will also mark her final White House event as first lady, aides said Tuesday. Mrs. Obama has presided over a White House… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: More Than 600 Head Start Programs…

The Office of Head Start announced Tuesday that it will distribute $290 million to 665 Head Start and Early Head Start programs around the country that they can use to expand their full school day and year offerings. Congress appropriated… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Nation’s Schools Get Middling Grade on…

As a new political and policy era dawns in Washington, the status of the nation’s schools remains stable, though still earning a grade of C from Quality Counts 2017, the 21st annual report card issued by the Education Week Research… Read full article at Education Week

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NATIONAL: Donald Trump and K-12 Education: Five…

Happy New Year! It's officially time to start writing 2017 on your checks. The presidential transition means an especially busy start to the year. President-elect Donald Trump may not have talked much about education on the campaign trail, but the… Read full article at Education Week

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NATIONAL: Tricky Balance in Shifting From ESSA…

One year ago, President Barack Obama and longtime education leaders in Congress burst through years of deadlock to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act, the first update to the nation's main K-12 law in over a decade. Now the law… Read full article at Education Week

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NATIONAL: Ruth Neild to Step Down as…

Ruth Curran Neild, who has served as delegated director of the Institute of Education Sciences since John Easton left in 2015, has given her own notice today: Neild will leave to become director of the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium on… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy…

ATLANTA — A judge says the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to pay in-state tuition if they’ve been granted temporary permission by the federal government to stay in the U.S. Georgia’s state colleges and universities require verification of “lawful… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Twitter video shows North Carolina officer…

A Rolesville, N.C., police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video showing him slamming a female student to the floor gained national attention Tuesday. The video posted on Twitter on Tuesday shows Officer Ruben De Los Santos… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

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NATIONAL: Too sexy for school? Virginia bill…

Virginia won't be for lovers anymore if the state's Board of Education moves forward with a proposal that would require schools to notify students' parents about "sexually explicit" texts assigned in classes, the Washington Post reports. The Board of Education's… Read full article at source