STATE: Non-teaching L.A. school employees will vote…

The union that represents Los Angeles school cafeteria workers, bus drivers and custodians announced Monday that it will hold a vote to authorize a strike. If the workers approve a strike, a walkout would not be inevitable, but union leaders… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: California needs a state-level early-childhood agency

The fact that programs for children under 5 years old are financed through a variety of funding streams is one reason why early childhood is often described as a “patchwork” or a “non-system.” Child-care subsidies for low-income families, for example,… Read full article at Education Dive

Temecula Chamber of Commerce honors February…

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce honored six high school seniors as February Students of the Month, Thursday, Feb. 8, at a breakfast ceremony at Sizzler restaurant in Murrieta. Jay Wilson of Chaparral High School, Caesar Andre De… Read full article at The Valley News

Black History Month essay contest winners…

Middle school, high school and college students wrote essays for Black History Month about their thoughts on outstanding black Americans who have contributed their skills, talent and concern for the nation since its birth. The essay writers will learn Wednesday,… Read full article at The Valley News

group stands with Karl Melzer

First 2018 Riverside County Educator of…

Running the Hemet Unified School District Instructional Publication Center for the last decade, Karl Melzer knows how to handle paper jams – a common occurrence when you print 30 million pages of instructional materials each year. But having an entourage… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

Financial aid application rates now public…

It used to be that only high school counselors and school administrators could see data about how many students had completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). “There was no ability to compare among high schools, counties, or… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: What’s at issue, what’s at stake…

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, a case with monumental implications for all public employee unions, including California’s two teachers unions — the California Teachers Association and… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: Every public school in West Virginia…

(CNN) - West Virginia is a red state, and not just in presidential politics. Just take a look at the "School Closings - At a Glance" map put out by the state Department of Education on its website. The map… Read full article at KESQ News

NATIONAL: Florida Students Resolute as They Re-Enter…

The line of students and their parents wrapped around Stoneman Douglas High School, several thousand people entering the campus for the first time since a gunman took 17 lives nearly two weeks ago. They walked solemnly but resolutely Sunday through… Read full article at Education Week