NATIONAL: Debate Over Responsibility for Cold Baltimore…

The debate over the city’s aging school infrastructure continued to heat up Thursday while light snow kept Baltimore students home. Public officials sparred on Twitter and released statements decrying the building conditions that left students shivering earlier this week, when… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Tulsa, Okla. Pre-K Shows Benefits Into…

Middle school-students who were enrolled in Tulsa's prekindergarten program as 4-year-olds were more likely to be enrolled in honors courses, and were less likely to be retained in a grade compared to their peers who were not enrolled in pre-K.… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Virginia Considering Fast-Track Teacher Licensing for…

To address Virginia's growing teacher shortage, a state lawmaker has proposed easing the path to the front of the classroom for qualified military spouses. Delegate Richard Bell, a Republican, introduced House Bill 2, which would allow military spouses who hold… Read full article at Education Week

800 gather to celebrate the 20…

More than 800 students, parents, and staff attended the 20th anniversary celebration at Date Elementary last month. Festivities at the Dec. 1 event included a temporary tattoo and face-painting booth and a variety of games, including tic-tac-toe, musical chairs and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Mt. San Jacinto College shares highlights…

SAN JACINTO – The Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees held its annual reorganization meeting, Dec. 14, before its regular board meeting. Trustee Bill Zimmerman was selected to serve as board president. Trustee Tom Ashley will serve as clerk… Read full article at The Valley News

STATE: A focus on writing in every…

Jesse Sanchez, principal at Brawley Union High School in Imperial County, was alarmed when four years ago he read proposals seniors submitted for voluntary end-of-year projects on topics such as nutrition and community service. “What I was reading wasn’t making… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Cal State must improve online education…

To help boost graduation rates, the Cal State system needs to make it easier for students to take online classes offered by CSU campuses other than their home one, a state Legislative Analyst report says. The study found that few… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Fallbrook High School hires new principal,…

Fallbrook Union School District hired a new principal to take over at Fallbrook High School, but will not provide employment records for former Principal Larry Boone, who resigned abruptly in November. Dave Farkas, formerly of Hemet Unified School District, started… Read full article at San Diego Union-Tribune

NATIONAL: Baltimore Schools Shuttered Amid Heating Crisis

Public schools in Baltimore were closed Thursday after the Baltimore Teachers Union demanded they be shuttered until officials can properly assess and fix heating problems that came to a head this week amid consecutive days of freezing weather. “Kids can’t… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: When is it too cold for…

In Buffalo, where the average low temperature in January is 19 degrees, public schools are closing Friday, and Saturday programming is canceled. Why? It’s going to be cold. Very, very cold. How cold is too cold to keep schools open?… Read full article at The Washington Post