NATIONAL: Bucking the NRA, Florida governor signs…

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a sweeping $400-million school safety bill on Friday, enacting significant gun control measures in the state for the first time since the GOP took control of the Legislature more than two decades ago. But the… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: NRA gave $7.3 million to hundreds…

The National Rifle Assn. has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. schools in recent years, according to an Associated Press analysis, but few have shown any indication that they'll follow the lead of businesses that… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: How One District Is Spreading Social-Emotional…

Students in algebra class at Jason Lee Middle School gathered in small groups to teach each other how to work through a complex math problem. Some of them stood. Some sat at desks. And some pedaled away on stationary bicycles.… Read full article at Education Week

There has been, on average, 1…

(CNN) - We're only nine weeks into 2018, and there have already been at least 14 school shootings in the US. That averages out to 1.5 shooting a week. The parameters CNN followed in this count are: A shooting that… Read full article at KESQ News

Diversity and inclusion take center stage…

A week after the Oscars shined a spotlight on the topic of inclusion in Hollywood, the Coachella Valley's high school students came face-to-face with a diverse community of filmmakers. DIGICOM Learning, a collaboration of digital media company DIGICOM and the… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Essay contest winners pose with certificates

Black History Month student essayists win…

Seven students from middle school, high school and college made the best of their opportunity to express their thoughts about famous black Americans, March 1, during the Human Relations Council of the Greater Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee Region’s 14th… Read full article at The Valley News

CA Teachers of Year pen letter…

SACRAMENTO, Calif.- - Sixty-One California Teachers of the Year have put their names on paper. The educators have collectively penned an "Open Letter to President Trump," in an effort to oppose arming teachers, call for tighter gun control, and expansion… Read full article at KESQ News

Embezzlement charges filed against former Valley…

INDIO, Calif. - An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for a former Herbert Hoover Elementary School PTA treasurer accused of stealing over $22,000 from the PTA. The Riverside County District Attorney's office officially filed grand theft charges against Danny Cervantes,… Read full article at KESQ News

STATE: There are many benefits to starting…

Science education for most children in California begins in elementary school, but it should start much sooner — in infancy, even — for children to achieve their full potential as young scientists, according to a new report by the Center… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Special education funding is a morass;…

California legislators have confirmed what several high-profile reports and nearly anyone involved with students with disabilities have been saying for years about the state’s system of paying for special education: It’s insufficient, inefficient and inequitable. But while succeeding in drawing… Read full article at EdSource