NATIONAL: Texas Governor Lays Out School Safety…

Citing a need to make "our schools and our state a safer place," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled a slate of policy and legislative changes on Wednesday that range from boosting security at schools to doing more to keep guns… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Can Ending Teacher Tenure Improve Student…

Florida’s controversial move to end teacher tenure and tie educator pay to student performance in 2011 likely caused a modest improvement in student test scores, according to research published by the Brookings Institution this month. While the overall benefits of… Read full article at The Seventy Four

NATIONAL: Emanuel calls for free full-day public…

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan Wednesday to make free full-day preschool available to all Chicago 4-year-olds within four years, unveiling the ambitious, costly plan during his latest campaign-style talk. The mayor turned his focus to early childhood education in… Read full article at Chicago Tribune

NATIONAL: At the National Spelling Bee, all…

When Aaron Marcev ambled to the microphone Wednesday during the preliminary rounds at the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee, it was hard to tell who was more nervous: him, as he awaited his word, or a blond-haired, blue-eyed boy swinging… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Study: Students in only federally funded…

D.C. students who use vouchers to attend private schools perform significantly worse in math than their public school peers, according to a federal study that could cast a cloud over Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s quest to expand voucher programs across… Read full article at The Washington Post

group presents Anthony Pacheco with street sign with his name on it

Cathedral City renames two streets to…

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif.- - Two Cathedral City streets were renamed today in honor of a pair of local students being recognized for their academic achievements. City officials christened two roadways for Cathedral City High School student Anthony Pacheco and Mount… Read full article at KESQ News

School district recognizes 3 standout students:…

On May 15, at the Palo Verde Unified School District’s (PVUSD) Board of Trustees meeting, three local academic standouts were publicly recognized for their commitment to education, conduct, and stellar performance. PVUSD’s Fritzi Ledesma was recognized for her term as… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

STATE: Marshall Tuck cites need for change,…

Marshall Tuck is back with the intensity that took him tantalizingly close in 2014 to upending Tom Torlakson’s bid for a second and final term as state superintendent of public instruction. Armed with his own Marshall Plan for education, he’s… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Candidates for governor of California share…

Education will be one of the most critical issues for California’s next governor to address. And the candidates who want to lead the state have ambitious plans for its education systems that could affect Californians from their time in the… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Tulare County school district settles sexual…

Monson-Sultana Joint Union School District in Tulare County has paid $2.8 million to settle lawsuits with four former students who say they were the victims of sexual abuse by former teacher David Blancas. Blancas took photos of the students' genitals… Read full article at The Fresno Bee