STATE: California Considers Permitting Students Excused Mental…

Parents, educators and clinicians are seeing an alarming increase in mental health problems among young people. Various national surveys show the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide on the rise, but what to do about it is less clear. In… Read full article at KQED News

STATE: Laguna Beach school district OKs 14-week…

The Laguna Beach Unified School District has approved a contractor agreement with the director of the Children’s School in Irvine for an optional training series for district staff members focusing on students’ mental health. The 14-week course is designed to… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: 10-year-old struck by stray bullet at…

A shooting near an elementary school in Oxnard on Thursday morning sent a 10-year-old student to the hospital, police said. The child was struck about 11:30 a.m. by a stray bullet that had been fired off-campus by a person in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: California unions sue DeVos for repealing…

The California Federation of Teachers is teaming up with its parent union and students to sue Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for repealing rules that would have penalized colleges and universities if their graduates did not make enough money to repay… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California moves closer to eliminating, replacing…

The California reading instruction test is a major hurdle for many aspiring teachers across the state. So much so that about one-third who take the test fail the first time, according to state data of the five-year period between 2012… Read full article at EdSource

3 boys killed in Temescal Valley…

Three teenage boys were killed and three others injured in a late Sunday night crash in Temescal Valley south of Corona when a driver intentionally rammed their Toyota Prius, the California Highway Patrol said on Monday. The victims were remembered… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Suspect in Temescal Valley deadly car-ramming…

A Temescal Valley man under investigation in the car-ramming deaths of three 16-year-old boys and injuries to three others already faces misdemeanor charges of spousal abuse and willful injury to a child, court records show. The Riverside County District Attorney’s… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Santa Rosa Academy board fires Executive…

Laura Badillo, one of the founders of Santa Rosa Academy and most recently its executive director, was fired by the school's Board of Directors on Wednesday. Scott Mason, board president, confirmed that Badillo's employment was terminated, effective Jan. 31. Until… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Paloma Valley NJROTC Battlecats win first-place…

Paloma Valley High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps sent their elite Academic, Fitness, and Close Order Drill team, affectionately referred to as “The Battlecats”, into battle on Jan. 18, when they competed in Ramona High School’s JROTC field… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Heritage Drama Dept. presents ‘Blithe Spirit’…

The Heritage High Drama Department is presenting their Winter Black Box Play, "Blithe Spirit"! Written by Noel Coward, this comedic British farce will leave you amazed and chuckling in your seats! It all begins when Charles and his wife Ruth… Read full article at Menifee 24/7