How a production of ‘Beauty and…

It’s not a tale as old as time, but it’s a strange story, nonetheless. The lockdown Thursday, Nov. 2, at Elsinore High that was attributed to dry ice — but triggered rumors of a gun on campus and a car… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Ref Rodriguez won’t step down. Now…

It’s been nearly two months since prosecutors charged L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez with multiple felonies and misdemeanors, accusing him of political money laundering. At first, as he attended board meetings, his colleagues said little about his legal troubles.… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

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For Hoffer and Cabazon schools, soapbox…

Put on your helmets, prepare your cars and go your fastest! Hoffer Elementary School in Banning was in the race against drugs at their Red Ribbon Week soapbox derby on Oct. 27. Cabazon Elementary School also brought two teams to… Read full article at Record Gazette

Desert Sands Unified leads the valley…

Students in the Desert Sands Unified School District outperformed the other Coachella Valley school districts on statewide tests this year, but results improved in all three districts. In Palm Springs Unified School District, Hispanic and African American students showed the… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: Republican tax bill furthers DeVos’ push…

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' school-choice agenda is getting a bit of a boost from the Republican tax bill, which would allow parents to use education savings accounts to pay tuition at private elementary and secondary schools. Yet some conservative groups… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: California teacher pension executives get big…

WEST SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - Two top executives at California's teacher pension system are getting big bonuses worth more than $200,000 each following strong investment earnings. The California State Teachers' Retirement System approved the bonuses without discussion Friday for Chief Executive… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

NATIONAL: Teachers Would Lose $250 Deduction for…

The tax bill proposed by Republican leaders yesterday scraps a benefit that many teachers have come to rely on: the $250 "educator expense deduction," which can be used to recoup the cost of classroom materials. K-12 teachers who spend money… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Is a Good Teacher One Who…

On average, teachers who are good at raising test scores are worse at making students happy and engaged in school, a new study finds. The study, written by David Blazar, an assistant professor of education policy and economics at the… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Does Inclusion Slow Down General Education…

Are educators spending less time on teaching if they have students with disabilities in their classrooms? The answer, based on a survey of teachers from 38 countries, including the United States, is yes—but digging into the data reveals a complex… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Many Low-Income Families Struggle to Cover…

A new report finds that child care is out of reach for many low-income families in the United States. Childcare-Preschool-GETTY-blog-1.jpgResearchers with the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) looked at how all 50 states and the District of Columbia, which was… Read full article at Education Week