STATE: High school football participation declines for…

Since 2015, nearly 10,000 fewer students are playing 11-man high school football in California, according to the latest CIF participation survey released on Wednesday. For the third consecutive year, there was a decline in football participation even though sports participation… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: LAUSD teachers will decide this month…

Since 2015, nearly 10,000 fewer students are playing 11-man high school football in California, according to the latest CIF participation survey released on Wednesday. For the third consecutive year, there was a decline in football participation even though sports participation… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Science teachers launch rockets at JPL

About 70 educators, including some from as far away as Georgia, attended a sold-out educator workshop at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge Saturday morning to learn about rockets and engineering. Led by Brandon Rodriguez, an educator professional… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

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

STATE: Q&A: Making playgrounds fully accessible for…

Olenka Villarreal is changing the way people think about playgrounds, an effort that began with a simple question: Shouldn’t her daughter Ava, who has developmental disabilities, be able to use swings at the park just like anyone else? At that… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California’s soda tax ban stalled a…

It had, in many respects, become the little movement that could. After more than a decade of failed attempts at both the state and local levels to impose soda taxes, health advocates scored a watershed victory in 2014 when Berkeley… Read full article at EdSource