STATE: Where the two leading candidates for…

Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond, the two leading candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, are of one mind on many fundamental educational challenges in California, like the need for more school funding, the importance of solving a teacher shortage,… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Higher ed advocates to next California…

After years of chafing under pressure to do more with tight budgets from Gov. Jerry Brown, higher education advocates are looking to California’s next governor to set an agenda for the future of its colleges and universities and improve how… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Professors want say in USC president…

Professors say their protests led to the resignation of USC President Max Nikias over mishandling of alleged abuse by a gynecologist. Now faculty say they want a seat at the table when the board of trustees hires a successor. Read full article at KPCC

STATE: LAUSD may try again to give…

iPads are still a touchy subject in the Los Angeles Unified School District, even four years after district leaders canceled a $1.3 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of every student. Now, district officials are ready to… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Charter school backers try to close…

With Election Day less than a week away, charter school advocates continue pumping money into the governor's race, supporting Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa, who has so far failed to overtake Republican John Cox for the number-two spot in the polling. Billionaire… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

STATE: Freshman planned ‘Columbine 2.0’ shooting at…

SAN RAMON — A California High School freshman who was arrested last month had been methodically planning to commit a Columbine-like shooting at his campus, according to court records. The boy, referred to in court documents as “John Doe” because… Read full article at San Jose Mercury News

NATIONAL: Newcomer wins National Spelling Bee after…

The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn't the conclusion that many expected. Naysa Modi, a poised and charismatic four-time participant whose long spelling career seemed to be building toward triumph, sat… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: At Betsy DeVos’s federal school safety…

Thursday’s meeting of the Federal Commission on School Safety started on the multicolored carpet of a Maryland classroom. Crouched down on the rug, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was joined by justice, health and homeland security representatives. And seated around her?… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Heroic Florida drama teacher to get…

NEW YORK — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher who picks her high school’s shows, builds the sets, hems the costumes — and nurtured many of the young people demanding change… Read full article at The Washington Post

Virtual internships are helping students get…

To get his foot in the door at a major sports franchise, Vishnu Edara did his homework — literally. As part of a sports analytics class at Georgetown University, Edara and his classmates worked for D.C. United as “virtual interns”… Read full article at The Washington Post