College of the Desert opening temporary…

College of the Desert officials are expressing optimism that their long-held plans to open a new campus on the site of the largely empty Palm Springs Mall can still become a reality. The college and city of Palm Springs announced… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: Ballot proposal seeks to exempt people…

A man using a Huntington Beach postal box has submitted a statewide ballot proposal calling for California residents without children in public schools to be exempt from paying school-related taxes. In his Aug. 30 proposal, Lee Olson, chairman of the… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Funding increase expected for community colleges,…

California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office issued a report this week that predicted the state’s community colleges could expect a significant funding increase next fiscal year. The office said the growth of per capita personal income and the state taxes from that… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: How Mass Shootings Are Forcing Schools…

After gunman Kevin Janson Neal killed his wife and then two neighbors Tuesday morning he headed for Rancho Tehama Elementary School, weapons in hand. It was just before 8 a.m. when teachers heard the crackle of gunfire in the small,… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: ‘Precious Little Evidence’ That Vouchers Improve…

There's been surging national interest in private-school-voucher programs with the Trump administration's embrace of the idea. But newer research on large-scale voucher programs has complicated the debate over private-school choice—policies which allow families to use public money or aid to… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Cities, Counties Join New Initiative to…

Several national organizations are coming together to work on increasing kindergarten readiness for children from birth to age 3. The National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, Center for the Study of Social Policy, National Institute for Children's Health… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: DeVos’ Team Hears Criticisms of Obama-Era…

The U.S. Department of Education hosted a meeting Friday of educators who have concerns about 2014 guidance from the Obama administration that pushed school officials to ensure that their discipline policies don't have a disproportionate impact on students from certain… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Here’s what happened to teachers after…

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Britta Pigorsch was a sophomore in a high school outside of Madison, Wisconsin, when Act 10 passed the state legislature in 2011. She already knew she wanted to be a teacher. But the legislation, which gutted… Read full article at KESQ News

NATIONAL: Two Heroic Teachers Save Student’s Life…

Thanks to two quick-thinking teachers, an 8-year-old student survived a freak accident earlier this month. Third-grader Kolston Moradi accidentally impaled his arm on a pencil after school on Nov. 1, according to the Palm Beach County district. While waiting for… Read full article at Education Week

Vista Murrieta football coach David Olson…

MURRIETA — Vista Murrieta’s David Olson has been asked to step down as the school’s head football coach by principal Mick Wager, the school district and Olson confirmed Thursday. Olson was the Broncos’ head coach the past two seasons, as… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise