Professional Development Works with Moreno Valley…

Recently, Professional Development Specialist Dr. Kenneth Miralles joined surrounding districts at Moreno Valley College to work on creating paths to college for Moreno Valley Unified’s 33,200 students. The K12/MVC English Collaborative exists to “create equitable opportunities for historically underrepresented and… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

PVHS Principal placed on administrative leave

The Times can confirm that Palo Verde High School (PVHS) Principal Brandy Cox, as of yesterday, has been removed from her duties and is currently on administrative leave, per Palo Verde Unified School District (PVUSD). So far, PVUSD has not… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

STATE: California closes in on compromise for…

After a high-level, face-to-face meeting in Washington and continued negotiations, state officials are expressing confidence that the federal Department of Education will approve California’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act and avert a standoff with U.S. Secretary of Education… Read full article at EdSource

PVTA’s concern with safety against school…

Presenting to the governing board of the Palo Verde Unified School District, Mary Roberson, the current president of the Palo Verde Teachers Association, shared possible solutions and steps to take to ensure every classroom at every school is protected against… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

STATE: University of California president wants to…

While the California State University system offers community college students guaranteed admission if they take the required classes, the University of California does not. That may soon change. UC President Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday in a speech at the Commonwealth… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praises California…

In a speech in which she lacerated states for not being sufficiently creative in coming up with education plans required by the federal government, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has found common ground with California Gov. Jerry Brown’s emphasis… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Student dies after collapsing during P.E.…

A sixth-grader died Tuesday after collapsing during a physical education class at Dodson Middle School in Rancho Palos Verdes. School staff declined to answer questions about the incident, but the Los Angeles Unified School District released the text of a… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: One less barrier to college: LAUSD…

An estimated 4,000 high school juniors on 29 campuses from South Los Angeles to San Pedro got a break from their normal class schedules on Wednesday to take the SAT college prep exam. And none of those students paid a… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: California Department of Education rules teacher’s…

The California Department of Education has ruled that a middle school teacher in Ventura County presented material about Islamic Sharia Law that was discriminatory and biased. In January, the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles chapter filed an appeal on… Read full article at OC Register

NATIONAL: Alabama school shooting leaves one student…

A shooting at an Alabama high school has left one student dead and two other people wounded, police and firefighters told local media. The shooting took place at Huffman High in Birmingham, a statement from the city’s school district said.… Read full article at The Washington Post