Val Verde Unified School District announces…

PERRIS – Val Verde Unified School District is seeking interested applicants to fill a temporary vacancy on the VVUSD school board. The governing board took action at the Dec. 6 meeting to fill this vacancy with an appointment. In accordance… Read full article at The Valley News

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Temecula Valley Educators Association holds Local…

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Educators Association conducted a community forum at Margarita Middle School Tuesday, Dec. 6. The purpose was to engage local stakeholders in an information session breakout discussion groups about the Local Control Accountability Plan process. LCAP… Read full article at The Valley News

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STATE: Education issues to watch in 2017…

The first week in January is like the first day of spring training: Everyone’s an expert on predicting what Gov. Jerry Brown will sign and veto and who’ll win the World Series. Some forecasters, though, are more clairvoyant than others.… Read full article at EdSource

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STATE: Debate underway on CSU & UC…

Early skirmishes have begun already on tentative proposals to increase tuition at California’s two massive public university systems for the first time in six years. Serious debate and protests – likely to be bruising at points – are expected over… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Help wanted: Bilingual teachers for California…

While Californians passed a ballot measure to bring back bilingual education in the upcoming school year, educators say a challenge to getting the programs started will be finding more bilingual teachers. Nearly two decades after banning most bilingual education, Californians… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

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STATE: Court rules against music-licensing firm suing…

A music-licensing firm plans to file an appeal upon recently losing a portion of a lawsuit against the operator of Burbank High School's show choirs and its booster association. Arizona-based Tresona Multimedia accused Burbank High's choir director, Brett Carroll, and… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

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STATE: Allison Mann speaks the language of…

Allison Mann hopes to build bridges, not barriers. With Mann, a mother of three, as a co-vice president of Victoria Elementary School's PTA, Latina moms say they feel more welcome to join the parent-teacher group. "I wished my mom did… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Lawsuit claims teacher duct-taped boy’s mouth…

MORAGA, Calif. A recently filed lawsuit claims that an elementary school teacher twice duct-taped a boy's mouth shut but was allowed to keep her job. The lawsuit names the Moraga School District, the teacher and the Los Perales Elementary School… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

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NATIONAL: Debate over school start times flares…

Nearly two years after Montgomery County leaders voted to start the school day later so teenagers could get more sleep, the debate that many thought was settled shows signs of making a comeback in Maryland’s largest school system. Principals in… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Education Official to Lead the Civil…

Catherine E. Lhamon, the assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, has been selected as chairwoman of the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights. Lhamon, who has been assistant secretary since 2013, was appointed Dec. 15 for… Read full article at Education Week