How a group of students in…

Participation in a regional competition inspired a group of local students to make a difference in the lives of homeless people. The Odyssey of the Mind team at Summit Intermediate School in Rancho Cucamonga turned their performance addressing the issue… Read full article at Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

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Beaumont’s newest elementary school set to…

Beaumont Unified School District built its last two elementary schools, Tournament Hills Elementary and Anna Hause Elementary, in 2007 and 2008, at respective costs of $26 million and $24 million. A decade later, Beaumont is paying $36 million for its… Read full article at Record Gazette

Vista del Lago Sending Odyssey of…

Outstanding creativity was on display for the 9 Moreno Valley Unified teams competing at the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament. More than 100 teams competed in the tournament in San Bernardino on March 3. All of Moreno Valley’s teams… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

STATE: Students rejected from a UC or…

High school seniors across the state are waiting on news that will shape the rest of their lives. This month they find out whether they are among the thousands being admitted to the University of California or California State University.… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Hey, UC grads: Could you get…

The University of California system promises a space for in-state students who are in the top 9% of high school graduates. In the beginning, that meant qualified seniors got their pick of campuses. Those years are long gone. Now many… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: School districts across Southern California consider…

When a shooter killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, schools across the country beefed up security and safety measures. Santa Ana Unified, one of the state’s few school districts with its own police department, sent officers to… Read full article at OC Register

STATE: Glendale special needs student force-fed hot…

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a special needs student in Glendale is alleging that a former instructor poured hot sauce into his mouth after he was seen blowing bubbles with his mouth in class. The alleged assault took place… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Gavin Newsom says increased higher education…

California needs to spend significantly more money on higher education to avoid tuition increases and give its public universities the capacity to admit more students, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. “It’s code red — it’s serious,” Newsom told reporters.… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: President Trump Signs Spending Bill That…

President Donald Trump signed into law spending legislation that provides a significant funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education, including more money for educator development, after-school programs, and special education, among other programs. During the 2016 campaign, Trump said… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Restraint and Seclusion Study Directive Included…

The spending bill signed into law by President Trump, which includes nearly $71 billion for the Department of Education, also includes a directive for a government watchdog agency to study restraint and seclusion in schools. The language (shown here on… Read full article at Education Week