STATE: UC campuses want more autonomy from…

University of California President Janet Napolitano took the helm of the nation’s top public research university five years ago as a tough and seasoned politician and former Cabinet member in the Obama administration. Her take-charge style and ambitions to make… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: California districts can renovate, build kindergarten…

Acting on the notion that full-day early education programs are more effective than half-day ones, in recent years the California Legislature has been nudging school districts to offer full-day kindergarten to all its students. But some districts have run into… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Charter schools not documenting spending on…

The vast majority of California’s charter schools sampled for a study failed to fully disclose how they spent money on students targeted for assistance under the state’s funding formula. Some didn’t account for any of that funding, as the state… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: More Than Half of California’s High…

Fewer than half of California’s high school graduates last year met the minimum requirements for the state’s public universities, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Education. That’s despite what the department calls a “significant upward trend”… Read full article at The Seventy Four

STATE: Schoolmates attacked Cajon Valley student for…

A Muslim advocacy group wants the Cajon Valley Union School District to hold religion-specific cultural sensitivity training and strengthen its bullying policies after an eighth grader claimed she and her parents were attacked by fellow students for being Muslim. The… Read full article at San Diego Union-Tribune

NATIONAL: Florida school district suspends its massacre…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida school district is suspending its investigation into a school massacre, saying it conflicts with a state inquiry. Broward County Public Schools said Wednesday that it has stopped its recently announced internal investigation into the… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Study: For most home buyers, a…

Savvy home buyers, even when they don’t have children, typically recognize the connection between good schools and strong home values. For buyers with children, the school district is often one of the top priorities when choosing a new house. A… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: The Most Popular High School Plays…

Grease is out and Annie is in, according to the new high school theater rankings from Dramatics magazine. The top spot for musicals went to Beauty and the Beast, a show that's been hanging around the top 10 list for… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Armed Staff Keep Rural Schools Safe…

Proposals to arm teachers and school staff have stirred controversy since the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla., but such plans are sometimes the best options for rural schools far from first responders, state and school officials told the Federal… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Teachers Weigh in on Pay, Safety,…

In a year marked by teacher activism and demonstrations, educators are urging policymakers to listen to them. Now, a new survey details teachers' opinions on more than a dozen education issues. Educators for Excellence, a group that advocates for teacher… Read full article at Education Week