STATE: Oakland charter school approved amid concerns…

A California State Board of Education decision to approve a charter school over a school district’s objections laid bare the limits of the state’s charter laws. Oakland Unified had refused to approve a charter for the proposed new Latitude 37.8… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: ADHD study links teens’ symptoms with…

(CNN) - The more teens check social media and stream video, the more likely they might develop symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA on Tuesday, sheds light on… Read full article at KESQ News

STATE: Los Angeles high school students reveal…

What with all the swiping, scrolling, snap-chatting, surfing and streaming that consume the adolescent mind, an American parent might well watch his or her teen and wonder whether any sustained thought is even possible. New research supports that worry, suggesting… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Auditors call for criminal investigation of…

A special audit team is recommending that law enforcement investigate officials and employees of the Montebello Unified School District for potential fraud as well as misappropriation of funds and assets. The recommendation, made public Tuesday, is the latest blow to… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Cost continues to rise for GCC…

A Glendale Community College renovation project that was initially budgeted at just under $750,000 has ballooned to over $1.1 million by the school’s latest estimates. College officials agreed to a third change order of $260,387 for a renovation project of… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Survey finds wide opposition among parents…

Most parents express scant enthusiasm for arming schoolteachers, preferring metal detectors and mental-health screening as tools to keep students safe, according to a survey released Tuesday. Asked to choose between two potential ways of addressing school safety, 76 percent of… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: One-Third of Parents Fear for Their…

After a year scarred by two mass shootings in high schools, 34 percent of parents fear for their child’s safety at school, a new poll finds, and just 27 percent are very confident or extremely confident about their school’s ability… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Career and Technical Education Bill Expected…

The Trump administration may be soon take a step closer to getting its wish for one of its major education priorities. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which passed the Senate education committee last month… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Fewer Than Half of Schools Report…

Only 43 percent of schools reported testing their drinking water for lead in the last year in a 2017 survey released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office. Among those districts, 37 percent found elevated levels of lead. The findings come… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Trump Team May Change Rules on…

The Trump administration, which has already shown its willingness to cut red tape, has its eyes on a new target: regulations meant to steer youths and adults with disabilities to jobs where they work alongside people who do not have… Read full article at Education Week