NATIONAL: School administrators concerned about standard test…

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several school superintendents in Missouri are organizing a push to change standardized testing amid concerns that the current model fails to provide useful feedback on how much students are learning. St. Louis Public Radio reports more… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: The Gap Between The Science On…

Mark Seidenberg is not the first researcher to reach the stunning conclusion that only a third of the nation's school children read at grade level. The reasons are numerous, but one that Seidenberg cites over and over again is this:… Read full article at NPR

Paloma Elementary School’s Running Club shines…

Paloma Elementary School teacher Tim Saffell started the school’s Running Club this year, and in only months, two students have caught his attention. Running Club takes place Mondays and Wednesdays before school, 8:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m., and the members… Read full article at The Valley News

Inland Empire could get boost from…

UC Riverside‘s School of Public Policy has created a research center to spur greater civic engagement across the Inland Empire, the growth of nonprofit groups and the creation of good-paying jobs for the region’s swelling immigrant and minority population. University… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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Innovation Road Trip: At California’s Bryant…

I’ve signed in at many front offices in my 30-plus years of visiting schools, but never one where the school secretary had to (politely) ask me to hold on a second while a child finished reading her a story. Nothing… Read full article at The Seventy Four

STATE: Food pantries, loaned textbooks and child…

A year after graduating from North Hollywood High School in 2013, family disputes pushed Michael Jaramillo to living on the streets. Sometimes he’d find relief, like when his friend invited him to stay with his parents for two weeks. Odd… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: El Camino Real Charter High School…

In something of an upset, El Camino Real Charter High School has won the 2018 Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Sunday. Though El Camino, located in Woodland Hills, was clearly an academic powerhouse in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: High school student’s science project linking…

A Northern California school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science fair, where it drew outrage from some students, parents and staff. The project by a Sacramento… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Video of officer body-slamming female student…

It began with a police officer trying to deal with a willful student who refused to leave the campus of Helix Charter High School. It quickly escalated into a physical altercation where the officer body-slammed the handcuffed teenage girl to… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: California pensions facing hit as charter…

One of the state’s largest charter school organizations is exploring whether it wants to withdraw from CalPERS, raising alarms among unions and public pension officials who fear a gradual weakening of the fund. Aspire Public Schools, which operates 36 schools… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee