STATE: Teachers engage in active shooter training…

When La Cañada High School 7/8 Principal Jarrett Gold first heard the news that people had been injured in a Feb. 14 shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, his heart went out to the victims. By that evening,… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: L.A. County supervisors seek to expand…

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue expansion of a county program designed to prevent school shootings. The proposal, written by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger, asks mental health professionals and law enforcement officials… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: High-schoolers share self-made French fairy tales…

La Cañada High School students in Merissa Sadler's French classes recently put their studies to the test, turning a fairy-tale writing assignment into a crash course on book-making and public speaking at a reading for elementary school students. A bus… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Glendale Community College looks to entice…

In an attempt to court more international and out-of-state students, the Glendale Community College board of trustees did not raise the price of nonresident tuition, while reducing another fee during a meeting last week. Trustees voted unanimously to keep the… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: UC system’s global rankings slip amid…

The University of California has slipped in the rankings of an annual global survey of higher education, escalating concerns that funding woes and growing international competition are beginning to erode the quality of the nation's top public research university. The… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Students Are Walking Out to Protest…

In the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 dead, students are planning mass walkouts to protest gun violence and call for more gun-safety measures. But across the country,… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: Applications for California grants to undocumented…

With a March 2 deadline looming, California education officials are once again urging undocumented students to overcome any fears and to apply for the special state aid that helps cover their college tuition. As of Tuesday, Feb. 27, the total… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: States Confront New Mandate on School-Spending…

A tricky financial-transparency requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act has cranked up tensions among state politicians, school district administrators, and civil rights activists over public understanding of how districts divvy up their money among schools. ESSA requires districts to… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: States’ Strong Education Systems Often Cost…

Just because a state is leading the pack in early childhood education offerings and has a powerhouse K-12 education system doesn't mean it hits the high notes when it comes to higher education. The 2018 U.S News Best States ranking… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: School district considers debt collectors for…

RENO, Nev. — Frustrated by growing debts, the Washoe County School District has discussed using debt collectors to recoup money from parents for unpaid school meals; something the district says has been done in Utah and elsewhere. Students have racked… Read full article at The Washington Post