teen girls sit on play equipment with Marcus Woods standing by

Mentor who missed his graduation honored…

Months before Marcus Woods was supposed to graduate from high school, the then 17-year-old was arrested and convicted of carjacking. He spent the next 17 years behind bars and missed his chance to receive his diploma and walk with his… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: California Attorney General charges one of…

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit on Friday against Navient Corporation, one of the nation’s largest student loan companies, for alleged misconduct in servicing loans for California borrowers, including false advertising and multiple other practices. Navient, formerly known… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Movie studio seeks a behind-the-scenes role…

Sixth-grader Christian Lopez proudly displayed the latest drawing of his comic book character, El Taco, in front of his classmates at Palms Middle School. The overhead projector lit up the classroom’s screen with his image of the muscular crime fighter,… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Texas educators training to shoot back…

SAN ANTONIO — The man and woman creep down the school hallway back-to-back, guns drawn. A tap on the backside signals they are ready to move into the next room. He keeps his weapon pointed straight ahead. She scans for… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Special Education Bias Rule Put on…

The U.S. Department of Education is delaying, by two years, implementation of a rule that would require states to take a closer look at how school districts identify and serve minority students with disabilities. The "Equity in IDEA" rule, issued… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Lawmakers Demand Answers From DeVos About…

Democrats on the House education committee want to know how the Trump administration is ensuring that migrant children separated from their families, as well as other unaccompanied minor children in federal custody, are receiving the education services they're entitled to.… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: What’s Ahead for Teachers’ Unions? A…

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against public-employee unions in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 31, there are many questions about what this will mean for the future of teachers' unions. The justices… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Teaching Parents Of Kids With Disabilities…

At a graduation ceremony in a hotel ballroom outside Minneapolis, 28 men and women got their certificates — for learning how to raise a bit of hell. Most graduates of the Partners in Policymaking class are the mothers of young… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: At The Education Department, Student Artworks…

Empathy, tolerance and acceptance: More and more, educators are focusing on the importance of schools' paying attention to stuff other than academics. And for the past two months, an exhibit at the U.S. Department of Education's headquarters in Washington, D.C.,… Read full article at NPR

MVUSD’s move to by-trustee areas sets…

When the Murrieta Valley Unified School District Board of Education finalized the process to move voting from at-large to by-trustee areas earlier this year, it set the stage to change the upcoming November election when three current school board members… Read full article at The Valley News