STATE: UCLA initiative promotes school collaboration to…

Educators at a conference hosted by the Center for the Transformation of Schools. In bringing together principals of charter schools and regular public schools, a new university-based initiative is attempting to salve wounds inflicted by the rawest conflict in the… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: In Schools, Classroom Proximity Breeds Teacher…

When a teacher has a problem, she might go to a mentor or an instructional coach—but often, she goes to whomever is closest at hand. That’s why a new series of studies suggests that school administrators can boost teacher collaboration… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: After Loss of ‘Net Neutrality,’ Districts…

As school districts weigh the impact of losing assurances of "net neutrality," a professional organization is encouraging them to protect themselves up-front against a potential decline in the speed and quality of their web access. The Consortium for School Networking… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: LA’s choice: selecting an insider or…

After Los Angeles Unified superintendent Michelle King announced last week that she would not be returning to her post for health reasons, one of the big questions facing the elected school board is whether it will turn to another insider… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Apple should study how iPhone use…

Two big shareholders of Apple Inc. are concerned that the entrancing qualities of the iPhone have fostered a public health crisis that could hurt children — and the company as well. In a letter to the smartphone maker dated Jan.… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Expansion of AP computer science courses…

Ten years ago, girls were so scarce in high school computer science classes that the number of female students taking Advanced Placement tests in that subject could be counted on one hand in nine states. In five others, there were… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Are the ACT or SAT Good…

A new study raises questions about a major shift in testing: substituting the SAT or ACT for states' required high school assessments. The study, by the Assessment Solutions Group, focuses on one slice of the testing question: whether it's a… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: Feds Close ‘Evidence Based’ National Registry…

School districts looking for interventions to prevent teen drug use and boost students' mental health may soon have one less place to turn. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has put a halt on the National Registry of… Read full article at Education Week