STATE: Gov. Brown offers $200 million for…

Gov. Jerry Brown took a carrot-and-stick approach Friday to ensuring that the University of California and the California State University systems do not raise their undergraduate tuition for in-state students. He offered $200 million in extra money for campus maintenance… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California K-12 schools get slightly more…

Since the beginning of the year, state revenues have continued to flow, raising Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget for 2018-19 by $3 billion more than he projected in January, according to the revised budget Brown released on Friday. But little… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Read the full list of National…

Hundreds of high school seniors in California received prestigious National Merit scholarships, among 2,500 nationally announced Wednesday. They will each receive $2,500 scholarships. Here is the list of the California winners: Read full article at San Jose Mercury News

STATE: Hacker Arrested After Using Teacher’s Credentials…

Police in Concord said a hacker has been arrested for allegedly using a teacher's credentials to change the grades of numerous students. Authorities are not releasing the suspect's identity because he is a juvenile. Police were notified on April 25… Read full article at NBC News

STATE: Oceanside to launch new STEM high…

Lincoln Middle School in Oceanside will house a fledgling high school next year, as the campus extends its focus on science and technology to upper grade levels. “We wanted our kids to have options,” Principal Steve Bessant said. “We wanted… Read full article at San Diego Union-Tribune

NATIONAL: Teacher Activists Take Fight to the…

Fresh off a wave of teacher strikes and grassroots demonstrations, education activists are aiming to turn that momentum into structured and well-oiled campaigns in this fall's midterm elections, especially in fiscally conservative states where politicians and school funding measures are… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Genealogy Curriculum Sparks Students’ Interest in…

A new middle school genetics and genealogy curriculum will be featured in the National Science Foundation's STEM for All Video Showcase from May 14 to 21. The showcase will share up to 200 online videos spotlighting federally funded projects that… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Online State Testing in 2018: Mostly…

Just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong with online state testing this year in Tennessee. First, login problems prevented some students from accessing the exams. The following day, an apparent cyberattack on the state's assessment vendor prevented… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Corporal Punishment and Preschoolers: What New…

A new trove of federal civil rights data has, for the first time, captured a snapshot of the controversial practice of corporal punishment of preschoolers in the nation's public schools. Nineteen states permit corporal punishment, and the federal Civil Rights… Read full article at Education Week

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Banning High School Student of the…

It was indeed an honor and privilege to join exceptional students from Banning High School and their families at the May 3 Banning/Beaumont Students of the Year Dinner at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon. During the dinner the… Read full article at Record Gazette