STATE: Non-citizens legally register to vote in…

San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. The move follows passage of a 2016 ballot measure by San Francisco voters… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

NATIONAL: Back to school at one Virginia…

A small school district in far southwestern Virginia is set to become the first in the commonwealth to arm teachers in classrooms — a decision that is prompting criticism from the state’s top law enforcement official. The five-member Lee County… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Share of Federal Spending on Children…

The share of federal spending that goes to programs and other benefits for children, including education funding, is expected to decline by more than 25 percent over the next decade, according to a new report published Wednesday by the Urban… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Are the Effects of State Pre-K…

Getting children on a path where they start school healthy and ready to learn is a goal everyone can agree on. But two new reports—an analysis of state preschool programs and standardized test scores, and a detailed followup to a… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Facial-Recognition Systems Pitched as School-Safety Solutions,…

On the heels of horrific school shootings and mounting concerns about student safety, technology companies and K-12 leaders are starting to consider a new strategy: facial recognition. In Arkansas and New York, districts already have laid out significant investments for… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Save the Planet! Do a Citizen…

To develop a conservation attitude, it helps to spend time in nature. Yet with so much of the population living in urban areas, there are ever fewer opportunities to climb a tree or take a hike. Citizen science projects might… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Court Decision Paves Way for Puerto…

The Supreme Court for Puerto Rico has upheld the process behind the U.S. territory’s move to close hundreds of public schools before the start of the upcoming school year. Monday’s ruling validated the Puerto Rico Department of Education’s decision to… Read full article at Education Week

U.S. Education Innovation Cluster Leaders Gather…

Leaders of various organizations that want to support K-12 schools as they try new techniques and technologies are meeting here this week to share ideas, experiences, and make future plans. Businesses and other organizations looking for intel on the school… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: ESPYS posthumously honors Parkland coaches

(CNN) - The ESPYS on Wednesday posthumously honored three coaches killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Aaron Feis, 37, an assistant football coach at the Parkland, Florida high school; Scott Beigel, 35, a geography teacher… Read full article at KESQ News

NATIONAL: Travelers donate to fellow passenger –…

(CNN) - Chicago teacher Kimber Bermudez was on a flight to Florida to visit her parents when a friendly passenger asked her what she does for a living. She told him she was a teacher and how much she loved… Read full article at KESQ News