STATE: New Round of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative…

NEARLY TWO YEARS AFTER one of the biggest education pursuits of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative publicly imploded, the philanthropic arm of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, is pouring money into small, grassroots education initiatives across the… Read full article at US News and World Report

STATE: Mike Bloomberg Pledges to Eliminate Legacy…

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged Tuesday to eliminate legacy preferences in college and university admissions if elected president. "I will make the application process fairer, by working to end legacy preference in admissions,… Read full article at US News and World Report

STATE: Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals…

Two pending rule changes meant to reduce what the Trump administration calls abuse of federal benefit programs could also mean hundreds of thousands of children lose access to free school meals. The first proposed change: The Trump administration wants to… Read full article at NPR

STATE: Gov. Newsom’s big bets: community schools,…

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to entice thousands of new teachers into the classroom, concentrate school improvement in the most impoverished neighborhoods and use competitive grants to challenge districts to form partnerships and develop best practices to raise achievement. He outlined… Read full article at EdSource

A surprise big spender funds attack…

The barrage of campaign mail flooding voters in a Los Angeles school board race includes images of a child holding what appears to be a gun, with the message that school board member Jackie Goldberg is responsible for putting children… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Special education in California in need…

Special education in California should be overhauled to focus on the individual needs of students, with better training for teachers, more streamlined services and improved screening for the youngest children, according to a compilation of reports released today. Those were… Read full article at EdSource

Facing closure, Encore charter school in…

A charter school beloved by its students but facing severe financial problems along with academic and other concerns has 30 days to convince the Riverside school board to keep it open. District administrators had recommended that the board not extend… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Amid coronavirus threat, UC Irvine and…

Last summer, Andie Yu arrived in Beijing for a yearlong program at Peking University. The UC Irvine computer science student from Las Vegas was eager to improve her Mandarin and gain experience to be a more competitive job candidate in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: UC Irvine set to start construction…

UC Irvine will begin construction this month on a state-of-the-art 9-acre health sciences complex for integrative patient care, training and research, the university said Monday. The site — on the corner of Bison and California avenues adjacent to the UCI… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: 8 tips to launch an esports…

It may lack sweat equity, but it’s up there with even the most physically demanding of sports. Esports, the competitive side of video gaming, is exploding. And K-12 schools are buying in, because esports is not only fun, but also… Read full article at eSchool News