STATE: A new bill could increase access…

The California education code actually requires that all public school students have access to arts education, but in practice, not all kids get it. Santa Monica-area state senator Ben Allen has proposed a creative solution: SB 933. Rather than enforcing… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: LAUSD board to play more direct…

Five months ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District was locked in a "game of chicken" with the leaders of almost two-dozen L.A. charter schools — a showdown that appeared headed for a crash. The showdown was over the "district-required… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: As Gov. Brown allocates more education…

Responding to years of pressure by Los Angeles community and education advocates, LA Unified next month may commit to funding schools based on a new ranking that gives priority to those with the highest-need students. Nearly $140 million in new… Read full article at LA School Report

STATE: Professors Are Targets In Online Culture…

There is a red light flashing in professor Albert Ponce's cubby-sized office. The light comes from an old-fashioned answering machine. Lately, he doesn't like to listen to the messages by himself. When he presses play, it's obvious why. Here are… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Disparities Persist In School Discipline, Says…

Black students, boys, and students with disabilities are disproportionately disciplined in K-12 schools across the country. That's according to a new report, out Wednesday, from the non-partisan federal watchdog, the Government Accountability Office. Those disparities were consistent, "regardless of the… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Rules to reduce racial bias in…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reviewing an Obama-era policy that tried to counter racial bias in school discipline and lessen penalties for student infractions. That's putting a spotlight on what causes disparities in school discipline and how… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Two ‘Hotspots’ in Education Procurement Identified…

Procuring digital learning tools and technology to help educate students with special needs are two of 10 “hotspots” in government contracting for 2018, according to an analysis of bids and RFPs conducted by GovWin+Onvia from Deltek. The market intelligence business… Read full article at Education Week

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Two dozen Inland schools among the…

Two dozen Inland Empire elementary schools — and two school districts — have been honored under the California Distinguished Schools Program. The schools are among 287 campuses recognized in the program, which returns after a three-year break and replaces the… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

New UCR engineering dean helped save…

The new dean of UC Riverside’s college of engineering is the chairman of the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at UCLA, where he’s credited with helping stop a gunman from killing another professor. Christopher S. Lynch, whose appointment was announced… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: California districts to take part in…

What are all the things that make a school safe and the people inside it feel connected with each other and the surrounding community? This question is most often answered with some variation on the following: a school is safe… Read full article at EdSource