Former PTA president pleads not guilty…

The former president and treasurer of an Indio elementary school PTA pleaded not guilty Monday to charges stemming from the alleged embezzlement of more than $22,000 from the association. Indio resident Danny Cervantes, 34, is charged with grand theft for… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: California makes significant gain in reading…

Led by strong scores in 8th-grade reading, California moved closer to the national averages in reading and math, continuing a decade-plus trend of generally slow but steady improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The closely watched assessment released… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: In California, national test scores show…

Every two years, the nation’s fourth- and eighth-graders are tested in math and reading — and newly released results from last year’s tests give California at least a little reason to be pleased. The 2017 results — out Monday night… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Oklahoma schools delay testing linked to…

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma school districts tried to figure out Monday how to meet a requirement to conduct standardized tests for students to receive federal funds while many teachers and students are not in the classroom during a strike of… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: No big deal: Melania Trump comforts…

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump says spilled water — even on-camera in a famous house — is no big deal. It happened Monday in the Blue Room of the White House, which had been set up like a classroom. Mrs. Trump… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Arizona high court rejects in-state tuition…

Young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program started by President Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday. The unanimous ruling will affect at least 2,000 students attending the state's largest… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: The Nation’s Report Card Is Due.…

It's time for April showers and the perennial tempest of success and despair that is the release of the Nation's Report Card in mathematics and reading. With the scores for America's 4th and 8th graders not out until Tuesday, a… Read full article at Education Week

After you’ve been accepted to college,…

After you've been accepted to college, here's how to not throw away your shot Many high school seniors are either giddy or distraught right around now because they’re receiving acceptance letters from colleges and universities. Most students have until May… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Charter school group drops two lawsuits…

A charter schools advocacy group last week announced that it would end two long-running lawsuits in which it was seeking more classroom space and construction money from the Los Angeles school district. The decision, the California Charter Schools Assn. said,… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Betsy DeVos to Oklahoma teachers: ‘Serve…

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Oklahoma teachers who walked out of their classrooms to protest school funding cuts should “keep adult disagreements and disputes in a separate place.” “I think about the kids,” DeVos said Thursday, according to the Dallas… Read full article at The Washington Post