STATE: L.A. officials push for new focus…

Political leaders in Los Angeles want the city to join the nation in focusing hard on how to prevent violence on campuses in the wake of one of America’s deadliest school shootings. On Monday, L.A. City Atty. Mike Feuer will… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Oakland area students join Congress on…

A group of Oakland-area students this weekend stood alongside major civil rights figures as part of the Faith and Politics Institute Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage tied to the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who was among those… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Is it child abuse? California schools…

It might have seemed harmless enough. Some San Jose middle school parents didn’t like the way a physical education teacher and coach was photographing their girls at events. The principal had told the coach to stop after a similar complaint… Read full article at San Jose Mercury News

NATIONAL: What Kids Think About Bullying And…

"There was a girl in my class who had on dirty clothes. The other kids laughed at her but I played with her during recess." That's an everyday act of kindness toward a child who is being ostracized. It was… Read full article at NPR

Teacher Combines Music and Math in…

A local teacher is thinking outside of the "boom box," using music to fight classroom boredom. And he's nearly got it "beat." Lamar Queen is "king" at making arithmetic appealing and equations entertaining. "I was called a boring teacher," he… Read full article at NBC News

STATE: Fear, absenteeism, falling grades among impacts…

Immigration crackdowns are having a widespread harmful impact on children’s academic performance, school attendance and classroom behavior, not just among immigrant children but native-born students as well, according to a new national survey of educators. The survey, by the UCLA… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Local schools gird for student walkout…

Thousands of Sacramento-area students are expected to join their peers across the country in participating in the 17-minute National School Walkout March 14 in protest of gun violence. The walkout comes a month after 17 people were killed at Marjory… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

NATIONAL: Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz…

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder, which could mean a death sentence if he is convicted. The indictment returned by a grand jury in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., also charges the… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Six administrators stand by flowers arranged to form the number 60 on COD campus grounds

College Of The Desert Event Full…

A very special on-campus event was held recently at College Of the Desert. In fact, the word "beautiful" was heard in conjunction with everything from the weather to the tent, to the backdrop provided by the iconic Hilb Center and… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Lunafest 2018 — Largest To Date

More than 600 attendees filled the Richards Center for the Arts for Soroptimist International of Palm Springs’ seventh annual LUNAFEST, a morning of short films, by, for and about women. This fundraising event is part of a national touring event… Read full article at The Desert Sun