STATE: Enrollment of first-time foreign students dips…

After years of rapid growth, enrollment of first-time international students in U.S. colleges and universities dipped last year amid concerns about political uncertainty, tuition increases, visa delays and reductions in scholarship money, an annual survey found. California remained the nation’s… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: LAUSD: There may soon be an…

Broken links, outdated documents, stale content, inconsistent page designs — Los Angeles Unified School District officials acknowledge that its disorganized, balkanized website is not much to be proud of. District officials have been working to clear out some of the… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Small ‘Nudges’ Can Push Students in…

Be they toddlers, teenagers, teachers, or parents, people don’t like being told what to do, and research has shown one of the quickest ways to lower motivation is to try to force people to make changes—even if they agree with… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Even When States Revise Standards, the…

For a while, the Common Core State Standards seemed to teeter on the brink of the abyss. State lawmakers were defecting left and right, convening committees to rewrite the standards. But a review released on Monday of 24 states’ revisions… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Is Testing the Only Way a…

Welcome to the very first installment of "Answering Your ESSA Questions." We are asking readers to send us their questions about the Every Student Succeeds Act, which will be rolled out in states, districts, and schools this year. We'll do… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Democrats’ Recent Election Gains: The K-12…

The Democratic gains in this week's New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington elections will have repercussions in all three states in their long-simmering debates over the expansion of charter schools, school funding, testing, and other K-12 issues. And the political maneuvers… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Parent group: schools need aid for…

BOSTON (AP) — A parent advocacy group is calling on Massachusetts policymakers to provide adequate support to hundreds of students from Puerto Rico arriving in the state following Hurricane Maria. Massachusetts Parents United said Friday that about 880 Puerto Rican… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Talks begin to rewrite rules protecting…

WASHINGTON — Education Department officials opened formal negotiations on Monday to rewrite federal rules meant to protect students from fraud by colleges and universities. The talks with university representative and student advocates are taking place as the department faces criticism… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: From graffiti to Snapchat, here’s how…

Maryland students used their shirts to spell a racial slur used against black people at a rally. Pennsylvania students posed with swastika-carved pumpkins. A Montana student was photographed with a gun accompanied with a racial epithet. Racial incidents are appearing… Read full article at KPCC

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Seeing a Riverside teacher held hostage…

A big part of teaching elementary school kids is working with parents. Most are great, realizing the teacher is working to fulfill their child’s potential and trusting in the educator’s advice. I’ve taught elementary school in Murrieta for 20 years.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise