Mojave High School students get CHP…

CAJON PASS, Calif. (KABC) -- California Highway Patrol officers stepped up to help two high school students caught up in a major pileup along the Cajon Pass while on their way to graduation on Wednesday. The two Mojave High School… Read full article at ABC News

Was Trump’s election a ‘Sputnik moment’…

After a brutal 2016 presidential election, pundits predicted that, if nothing else, the election of Donald J. Trump as president would serve as a “Sputnik moment” for civics education. Americans of all political stripes, they said, had realized politics matter… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Schools chief wants more bilingual grads,…

State schools superintendent Tom Torlakson rolled out several goals Wednesday aimed at ensuring more students leave California schools bilingual in future years. He called for tripling the number of high schoolers who graduate with a "Seal of Biliteracy" and quadrupling… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Why tiny brains are getting massive…

The first years of life are extremely important for our brains. One million neural connections are made every single second of life until the age of 3, according to current research, and the preschool years have a long-term influence on… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: PARCC Sets the Tougher Bar Among…

States adhering to the PARCC test's standards are setting higher expectations for students than those using SBAC or the ACT Aspire, a new federal study concludes. The study, released Thursday by the statistical wing of the U.S. Department of Education,… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: Alum Rock ends key contracts with…

Amid ongoing investigations into the Alum Rock school district, the board has ended key contracts with a controversial construction management firm that’s long been under scrutiny. On Tuesday, the board terminated its program management contracts with Del Terra Real Estate… Read full article at San Jose Mercury News

STATE: Democratic hopefuls for California governor back…

If the next governor of California is a Democrat, the state’s higher-education system can count on an ally who will propose a surge in extra funds for public colleges and their students. Two of the Democratic candidates — front-runner Gavin… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California governor’s race: Dems agree on…

The Democratic candidates for governor agree that California must increase education spending and expand access to child care. But the four candidates differ on how they would work toward their goals to improve education in California. And they split on… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: School Board Votes To Promote Climate…

A resolution underscoring the San Diego Unified School District's support for educating students about climate change was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Board of Education. "San Diego Unified shall define climate-science literacy as an understanding of human influence on the… Read full article at KPBS

STATE: When your child isn’t ready for…

With the end of the school year nearing, students are celebrating as they move up to the next grade level. But not all parents are sure their kids are ready. Fewer than 4 in 10 LA Unified students are reading… Read full article at Los Angeles Daily News