Two woman hold oversized sign for Food Drive

Santa Rosa food drive supports Community…

The Menifee Valley Community Cupboard helps hundreds of families in the Menifee area. It provides essentials for many families. Two weeks ago, Santa Rosa Academy held a three-day food drive to help contribute to this organization. With a goal of… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Second Vista Murrieta High student this…

A 16-year-old Vista Murrieta High School student was arrested Wednesday after he made a threat against a school on social media hours before a Florida man opened fire on a high school, killing 17; the teen was the second student… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Here’s how California campuses are fixing…

Five years after California lawmakers directed the state’s public colleges and universities to bring down college textbook costs, campuses are reporting millions of dollars in savings. The California State University system has saved students over $36 million in the last… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: California Department of Education urges eligible…

For some of the so-called Dreamers, the illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, California is still a land of opportunity, hopes and aspirations. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California Student Aid Commission announced… Read full article at San Jose Mercury News

STATE: Michael Kirst weighs another 4 years…

Gov. Jerry Brown will leave state government in November, but the man most closely identified with Brown’s education legacy for leading the State Board of Education for 15 of Brown’s 16 years as governor, may not head off with him.… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California law cuts ‘Redskins’ over school…

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Forty-one high schools since 1989 have changed their mascot’s name from ‘Redskins,’ picking new monikers like Red Hawks, Reds and Legends. Calaveras High School, forced to change by the state of California, changed its name to… Read full article at The Washington Post

STATE: Countdown to expand ban on ‘willful…

With just months to go before California’s ban on so-called “willful defiance” suspensions in early primary grades is set to expire, youth advocates are pushing for passage of a bill making its way through the state Legislature that would both… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: Florida teen charged with 17 counts…

Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was charged Thursday with 17 counts of premeditated murder as yet another community grappled with grief and horror in the aftermath of a school gun rampage, the deadliest in more than five years. With new… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Save California football? Proposal to ban…

Hours after two California legislators unveiled a plan to outlaw tackle football until high school, angry coaches, parents and former players began mobilizing to protect America’s favorite sport from a notoriously “nanny” state government. They created a Twitter account, SaveCaliforniaFootball,… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

NATIONAL: Florida Shooting: Superintendent Has ‘No Words…

Robert Runcie, the superintendent in Broward County, Fla., had just finished a big celebration—handing the keys of a new Toyota Camry to his school district's teacher of the year—when the barrage of urgent text messages started. There are multiple reports… Read full article at Education Week