NATIONAL: Study: Students in only federally funded…

D.C. students who use vouchers to attend private schools perform significantly worse in math than their public school peers, according to a federal study that could cast a cloud over Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s quest to expand voucher programs across… Read full article at The Washington Post

group presents Anthony Pacheco with street sign with his name on it

Cathedral City renames two streets to…

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif.- - Two Cathedral City streets were renamed today in honor of a pair of local students being recognized for their academic achievements. City officials christened two roadways for Cathedral City High School student Anthony Pacheco and Mount… Read full article at KESQ News

School district recognizes 3 standout students:…

On May 15, at the Palo Verde Unified School District’s (PVUSD) Board of Trustees meeting, three local academic standouts were publicly recognized for their commitment to education, conduct, and stellar performance. PVUSD’s Fritzi Ledesma was recognized for her term as… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

STATE: Marshall Tuck cites need for change,…

Marshall Tuck is back with the intensity that took him tantalizingly close in 2014 to upending Tom Torlakson’s bid for a second and final term as state superintendent of public instruction. Armed with his own Marshall Plan for education, he’s… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Candidates for governor of California share…

Education will be one of the most critical issues for California’s next governor to address. And the candidates who want to lead the state have ambitious plans for its education systems that could affect Californians from their time in the… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Tulare County school district settles sexual…

Monson-Sultana Joint Union School District in Tulare County has paid $2.8 million to settle lawsuits with four former students who say they were the victims of sexual abuse by former teacher David Blancas. Blancas took photos of the students' genitals… Read full article at The Fresno Bee

NATIONAL: When Strikes Happen, Teachers’ Aides Have…

The national spotlight on the strikes and walkouts this spring has been on the teachers themselves. But in the shadows was another group that’s just as critical for keeping schools running: support staff. Often overlooked in the broader public discourse,… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Illinois School Board Takes Control of…

Illinois' state board of education has taken on sweeping authority to supervise special education in the Chicago school district, voting to appoint an outside monitor who for at least three years will have to approve any changes to the district's… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Winning the STEM Race Means Boosting…

America is woefully behind the rest of the world in preparing workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. An estimated 3 million jobs are unfilled in America because not enough workers have the necessary STEM (science, technology, engineering and… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Teens Are Cyberbullying Themselves. Why?

Hannah Smith was a 14-year-old living in Lutterworth, England, when she began receiving hateful messages on the social-networking site Ask.fm. A few weeks later, she committed suicide. Convinced their daughter was a victim of cyberbullying, her family called for the… Read full article at Education Week