Gambling pays off: Riverside seniors’ casino…

Residents at a Riverside senior living community gambled the night away to help the band at Jefferson Elementary School. The fundraiser at MBK Senior Living’s Welbrook Arlington location raised $1,000, surpassing the previous year’s fundraiser by $600. The money will… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

MUSD superintendent’s salary increase angers teachers

Teachers reacted with anger and frustration Tuesday to a unanimous decision by the Menifee Union School District Governing Board to give Superintendent Dr. Steve Kennedy a three-year contract extension with 3 percent annual step increases. The head of the Menifee… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

STATE: Young and homeless in America

More than 4 percent of adolescents and 10 percent of young adults nationwide were living on the street, in cars or shelters, or couch-surfing at some point in the last year, according to a sweeping study by the University of… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Benefits of early childhood education persist…

Participation in high-quality early childhood education has persistent effects on academic performance and might save a lot of money for school districts, according to a new study out Thursday. The study, from the American Educational Research Association, found long-lasting payoffs… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: University of California regents chastise UC…

The University of California's governing board chastised UC President Janet Napolitano in a rare rebuke and asked her to apologize for her office's interference in a state audit last year. Napolitano issued a prompt apology Thursday, saying that she "exhibited… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Online threats of violence against O.C.…

A series of online posts threatening violence against several Orange County schools has sparked fear on the campuses and prompted increased security. Authorities are investigating a new threat Thursday against two of the four Orange County schools that were previously… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Why no children died during the…

It was one of the worst-case scenarios for a school shooting: a yard full of children playing with a rampaging gunman just minutes away. At Rancho Tehama Elementary School, children who were outside were quickly hustled Tuesday morning into locked… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: California’s state budget could soon be…

Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers could have a net budget windfall of some $7.5 billion by the summer of 2019 under a new analysis that attributes most of the cash to capital gains income earned by California's most wealthy… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: New Analysis Finds Long-Lasting Benefits From…

High-quality early-childhood programs boost graduation rates, reduce grade retention and cut down on special education placements, according to a new analysis of several other early-education research studies that adds fresh fuel to long-running policy debates about the effectiveness of pre-K.… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: What 150 Years of Education Statistics…

Long before there was an independent federal education department—before many states had school systems, in fact—there was a federal education statistics agency. Today, the National Center for Education Statistics celebrates its 150th anniversary (albeit without a permanent commissioner in place).… Read full article at Education Week