STATE: Quantity over quality in growth of…

More state leaders are taking note of the benefits of early childhood education and putting more funding into preschool programs, but the quality of those programs isn't keeping pace with the quantity. That's the story in California and across the… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: On the anniversary of the Columbine…

Laura Kirk has never known a pre-Columbine world. Born the year after the shooting at the Colorado high school, lockdown drills have been a regular part of her school experience. At 12, after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Possibility of first-ever strike divides Arizona…

PEORIA, Ariz. — The question of whether Arizona teachers should walk off the job to call for increased school funding has both mobilized and stratified tens of thousands of educators, with some saying it’s time for an unprecedented strike aimed… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back:…

More students are enrolling in state preschool programs than ever before as states continue to invest in them. But those increases are eclipsed by a slump in the rate of growth and in per-student spending, the latter of which is… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: 100 Top Colleges Vow To Enroll…

College access and affordability: It's a common topic in higher education — because college is the one place that can really be a catapult when it comes to moving up the economic ladder. And yet, research has shown that low-income… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Angry and Fearful Parents Lash Out…

More than two months after the Valentine's Day mass murder of 17 students and educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., fear and rage continues to grip a school system still reeling from the incident's aftermath. During… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Technology Counts National Survey: What Do…

What do modern principals think about some of the most vexing tech issues? Are students spending too much time in front of computer screens? Is personalized learning worth expanding? And what about students' social-media use? To better understand where the… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: The Teaching Force Has Grown Faster…

Over the past two decades, the number of the teachers in U.S. schools has increased by 21 percent, while the number of students has only increased by 12 percent, according to an Education Week Research Center analysis of federal data.… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Senate Confirms Nominee to Be Top…

The Senate has voted 55 to 43 to confirm Carlos Muñiz as the U.S. Department of Education's lead attorney. Muñiz was nominated by President Donald Trump last year to be the department's general counsel. He was previously deputy state attorney… Read full article at Education Week

Simulated DUI crash set for Riverside’s…

A simulated DUI crash in front of Riverside’s North High School on Wednesday, April 18, and a mock funeral the next day aim to illustrate the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol. The Every 15 minutes event will… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise