STATE: How a College Campus in California’s…

MERCED, Calif. — As he walks to class at the University of California, Merced, Freddie Virgen sees a sea of faces in various shades of brown. He is as likely to hear banda corridos blaring out of his classmates’ earphones… Read full article at The New York Times

STATE: Orange County school districts are resisting…

T. Perreira says he got all of his “queer sex education” from Internet pornography. And that’s because the sex education program in junior high barely provided enough information for heterosexual students, let alone LGBTQ students, the Ladera Ranch resident said.… Read full article at OC Register

NATIONAL: Target’s latest sale is aimed at…

If you stop by Target this week, look around for shoppers whose carts are teeming with pencils, construction paper and markers. They may be teachers putting your children’s education on a credit card — to the tune of nearly $500… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Seven things research reveals — and…

For decades, the College Board’s Advanced Placement program — which offers college-level courses to high school students — has been a big feature in the national education debate, providing college-bound students a prized credential. But what do we really know… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Trump to promote job training at…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking U.S. companies and trade associations to sign onto a pledge to give students and workers more job training and skills development opportunities in the face of impending automation. Trump is signing an… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: The State of Common-Core Reading and…

Eight years later, have the Common Core State Standards led to a revolution in how reading and writing are taught? Not exactly. Teachers have shifted practices dramatically on vocabulary and assigning nonfiction, but they've struggled with some of the other… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Nearly 100 bodies found at a…

(CNN) - Months after a Texas school district broke ground on a new technical center, archaeologists there made a surprising discovery: the long-buried remains of 95 people. The first remains were discovered in February in Sugar Land, a suburb southwest… Read full article at KESQ News

NATIONAL: iTeach: A Guide To The Most…

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a permanent part of students' daily lives. Kids up to 8 years old spent almost an hour a day on mobile devices, Common Sense Media reported last year. And the amount of time kids… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Behind The Campaign To Get Teachers…

Rachael McRae, a fifth-grade teacher in central Illinois, was sitting on the couch the other day with her 4-month-old when she saw the email. "He was having a fussy day," she says, "so I was bouncing him in one arm,… Read full article at NPR

Are college campus tours part of…

Do your summer plans include one or more visits to campuses of schools being considered by a teen in the family? Such tours can be very positive and helpful experiences, if done right. The best approach is to do some… Read full article at The Valley News