STATE: UC expands free online classes for…

Seeking to help disadvantaged students, the University of California announced an expansion Wednesday of its online learning program that provides high school students with free access to courses required for admission into state universities. The UC Scout program will now… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

STATE: Lompoc Police Find Lunch Inside Ammo…

LOMPOC, Calif. (AP) — Police officers shut down local streets and called the bomb squad in the Santa Barbara County community of Lompoc after an ammunition box was found aboard a school bus, but all it contained was a packed… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Trump suggests arming schools in emotional…

President Trump hosted an extraordinarily emotional debate over guns and schools at the White House on Wednesday, listening for more than an hour as student survivors and grieving parents parried ideas to prevent firearms deaths, their gentle disputes hinting at… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Conspiracy theories about Florida school shooting…

In a world of senseless chaos and cruelty, there are apparently two ways to comprehend what's driving the student-led gun control activism spreading across the country: 1. After a gunman killed 17 students and faculty at a high school in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Sen. Marco Rubio challenged by angry…

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was challenged at a town hall Wednesday night by angry students, teachers and parents who were demanding stronger gun control measures after the school shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school. One of… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Clooneys donate $500,000 to March for…

Celebrities are lining up with their wallets to help protect American kids from gun violence in the wake of another deadly school shooting. Inspired by “the courage and eloquence” of the survivors of the recent shooting in Parkland, Fla., philanthropic… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Broward sheriff says deputies will carry…

A week after a gunman killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Fla., Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said his office would begin deploying deputies carrying rifles on school grounds “from this point forward.” “We need to be able… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: A superintendent threatens to suspend students…

The superintendent of a Texas public school district is drawing harsh criticism after issuing a written threat Tuesday to suspend any students who take part in demonstrations about gun violence after the school shooting in Florida last week. Curtis Rhodes,… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced…

BOSTON — Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests. More than 32 percent of Massachusetts students who graduated from public high schools last year scored a three… Read full article at The Washington Post