NATIONAL: Education Department Sued Over New Approach…

The U.S. Department of Education can't just ignore and fail to investigate civil-rights complaints from those who repeatedly file such complaints, says a lawsuit filed against the department from three advocacy organizations. The Council for Parent Advocates and Attorneys, the… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: How an Online Tutor Became a…

As soon as Darnell Boursiquot hits the hallways of a Florida middle school, he’s mobbed by starstruck teenagers. When he steps into a classroom, Sharpie-wielding students line up to ask for autographs on their shoes, phone cases, and body parts.… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: DeVos Approves $1 Million Grant to…

The Santa Fe Independent School District near Houston will receive a $1 million federal grant to cope with the aftermath of a mass shooting that left ten educators and students dead earlier this month. The grant will be financed through… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Texas District Using Billboards to Poach…

A Texas school district has placed advertisements on Phoenix billboards in an attempt to recruit Arizona teachers to a city with higher pay. The Fort Worth Independent School District has rented five digital billboards in Phoenix that advertise a starting… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Fortnite May Be Addictive, But Could…

Every teacher has to deal with classroom distractions, but one new game is proving especially frustrating for educators across the country—Fortnite: Battle Royale. The multi-player shooter game, in which players hunt for weapons, build shelters, and battle to be the… Read full article at Education Week

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Corona girl advances to final rounds…

Riverside County spelling bee champion Aisha Randhawa of Corona has advanced to the ninth round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and will continue spelling tonight when the final rounds are televised on ESPN beginning at 5:30 p.m. Aisha, a… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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All business: Spelling bee finalists cut…

OXON HILL, MD. - Naysa Modi attended the festive Memorial Day barbecue that kicks off the week for competitors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, but she left on the first bus available to return to the convention center outside… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

STATE: In race for California schools chief,…

In the race for state superintendent of public instruction, standard party affiliations don’t much matter. The two major players here are teachers unions and charter schools — and their big spending tends to blur a clear picture of the front-runners.… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Kid reporter who asked White House…

The kid reporter whose question about guns and school safety caused the White House press secretary to choke up says he saw the moment as his chance to “hopefully make a difference.” “I think that in a lot of schools… Read full article at ABC News

NATIONAL: A New York School District Is…

Stony Point, N.Y. (AP) -- A school district just outside of New York City says it is considering a proposal from two fifth graders to get rid of homework. Fifth-graders Christopher DeLeon and Niko Keelie at Farley Elementary School in… Read full article at Bloomberg