NATIONAL: Counseling, Mental Health Access Dominate Federal…

Students—especially those from vulnerable populations and children in remote areas—aren't getting nearly enough access to mental health services. That's according to a slew of experts who testified before the federal school safety commission Wednesday. The panel has been charged with… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: These Disciplinary Practices Can Lead Students…

Suspending students from school can make them more likely to leave altogether, feeling that no adult cared enough to understand their struggles or provide the support they need, according to a study published Wednesday. "Disciplined and Disconnected" adds to the… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: From School Safety to Trauma, Principals…

Leading schools during and after a major crisis. Developing leaders within school buildings. Student activism. And creating a positive school climate. These are some of the topics that middle and secondary school principals will dive into, beginning Wednesday, in Chicago… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Education Funding Bill Progresses in House…

The House appropriations committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill providing a relatively small funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education, after lawmakers agreed to restore funding for school safety that was cut in the original legislation. The spending… Read full article at Education Week

All students at Palm Springs Unified…

All students enrolled in Palm Springs Unified School District will be eligible to receive free lunches and breakfasts starting in the 2018-19 school year thanks to support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any student, regardless of family income, will… Read full article at The Desert Sun

First responders hold active shooter drill…

The Indio Police Department and Calfire held an active shooter training drill all day Tuesday at Indio High School. The drill was treated as authentic as possible, with full blaring alarms, simulated gunfire, and real tactical teams moving in trying… Read full article at KESQ News

Moreno Valley schools trustee Evan Morgan…

Evan Daniel Morgan, a Moreno Valley school board member who earlier faced criticism for past social media posts, has taken leave from the board after his June 20 arrest on suspicion of felony burglary and felony vandalism at a Corona… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

STATE: Pressure builds to change how California…

A group of education professors and dozens of student advocacy groups are urging California education officials to switch to a method that most states use to rate student progress on standardized tests. They say it will more accurately measure and… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: The Art Institute of California —…

The Art Institute of California — Sacramento, which had more than 500 students as of 2016, will close in December, eliminating 124 campus jobs. The post-secondary school is being shut down along with a number of other campuses owned by… Read full article at The Sacramento Business Journal

STATE: LAUSD postpones effort to raise new…

A proposal to forestall the Los Angeles Unified School District’s looming fiscal problems by asking voters to approve a new parcel tax failed to win enough support Tuesday to make it onto the November ballot. Money from the parcel tax… Read full article at Los Angeles Times