STATE: LA Unified schools chief to remain…

Los Angeles Unified School Superintendent Michelle King, who has been on a medical leave for undisclosed reasons since September, announced on Friday that she has cancer, and will not be returning to the district. She will officially retire by June.… Read full article at EdSource

Hemet Unified School District thanks sheriff’s…

HEMET – The Hemet Unified School District awarded several members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department with Good Apple Awards for their work in training over 200 district staff members about how to handle active shooter scenarios, Oct. 2-3, at… Read full article at The Valley News

Civil rights activist Frances Grice, of…

Not many San Bernardino residents know this, says Margaret Hill, school board president. But by all accounts, without Frances Grice, the National Civic League would have given their coveted 1977 All-America City award to another candidate. Fortunately, “When (Grice) went… Read full article at San Bernardino County Sun

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg…

Artistic Director Michael Lerman was introducing guests at the Opening Night Gala of the Palm Springs International Film Festival like it was just another panel discussion. First on stage at the Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: LAUSD chief Michelle King won’t return…

Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Michelle King, whose four-month medical leave for cancer treatment left a leadership gap at a school system facing challenges on numerous fronts, won't return to her position and plans to retire later this year,… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Burbank teacher arrested on suspicion of…

A Burbank Unified teacher was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor this week after a former student came forward with allegations of an inappropriate sexual encounter, authorities say. Sean Sigler, 53, has been accused by a… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Students Make a Prosthetic Leg for…

A group of small-town Arkansas middle school students made national headlines after they used a 3D printer to make a prosthetic foot for a duck, giving it newfound mobility after it had spent months hobbling around on a stump. The… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: How Feedback for Teachers and Principals…

Providing extra feedback for teachers and principals may help boost student achievement in math, according to a new federal study. While more districts nationwide are incorporating classroom observations and feedback into teacher evaluation systems, there have been relatively few studies… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Can an ‘Iron Chef’-Style Contest Work…

What does teaching have in common with "Iron Chef," "Project Runway," or "The Voice"? For many educators, the answer is "not much." But the education news site Chalkbeat believes there could be value in letting teachers show their craft to… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Snapshot of K-12 Tech Landscape: More…

One of the biggest barriers facing ed-tech companies trying to integrate their products into schools is also one of the most fundamental: If students don’t have basic access to devices, K-12 companies’ ambitions are likely to run aground. A recent… Read full article at Education Week