STATE: In rare display of leadership continuity,…

In a highly unusual display of continuity in leadership, Long Beach Unified, one of California’s largest districts with over 73,000 students, has appointed deputy superintendent Jill Baker as its new superintendent. She will succeed Chris Steinhauser, who is stepping down… Read full article at EdSource

San Francisco Bay Area districts caught…

Berkeley Unified and Oakland Unified in the San Francisco Bay Area are scrambling to tighten up online security after two breaches this week revealed weaknesses in the ways they were communicating with students and families about virtual classroom meetings. Brent… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Richmond High School students confront demands…

Shutting down California to control the spread of the coronavirus requires everyone to cooperate. Gov. Gavin Newsom urged young people to take the crisis seriously and stay indoors and at least six feet from others after commenting on the tragic… Read full article at

STATE: California colleges and universities share in…

California’s colleges and universities will see more than $1.7 billion from the new federal stimulus law to help stave off the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but they say more is needed. At least half of that money will go… Read full article at EdSource

Santa Rosa Academy seeks donations to…

Santa Rosa Academy's Technology Department is partnering with a group of local technology experts to create face shields and mask straps for local healthcare workers. They are asking for donations to purchase additional materials for these safety devices. You can… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Elementary school teacher invites students to…

When second grade teacher Rob Shea heard that a teacher caravan drive by was canceled at his school, Vintage Hills Elementary School in Temecula, he needed to find a way to be able to see and talk to his students.… Read full article at The Valley News

PSUSD staff prepare for third phase…

As school districts across the country are determining what the delivery of daily education looks like without teachers in front of their classes in person, educators in the Palm Springs Unified School District are working remotely to prepare for delivering… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Inland Empire schools roll out plans…

Meghan Lenss’ eighth-grade language arts students at Sunnymead Middle School had been reading “The Outsiders” when the order came to close schools to confront the coronavirus threat. The Moreno Valley youths were set to read and discuss the last chapter… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Rancho Cucamonga teen focuses on theater,…

As a 7 year-old, Elise Burt sat with her mother watching “Seussical the Musical,” she was transfixed. It was her first show and she vividly remembers the energetic dance numbers, fun songs and how the colorful costumes and characters came… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise