STATE: ‘Big data’ classes a big hit…

Data science — the study of computer-generated “big data” — is the hottest career in the U.S., according to Glassdoor. And now it’s the hottest math class at a growing number of California high schools. About 30 high schools in… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: College aid a game changer for…

Advocates are trying to reach as many high school seniors in foster care as possible before a key financial aid deadline next month. Xavier Mountain knows how important that outreach can be. Put into foster care at the age of… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: California students demand action on gun…

In 1967, two years shy of her high school graduation, LaVern Antoine moved to the new school opening up in her neighborhood: Alain LeRoy Locke High School. "It was, like, the most fun school ever," Antoine remembered. The opening of… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Computer Science for All: Can Schools…

Alante Klyce wants to be a dancer. Yet here she is, inside a sun-filled classroom at Lindblom Math & Science Academy on the city’s South Side, throwing around tech-industry terms like "ideation" and working with friends to design her first… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: He Wants Chicago Kids to Build…

For as long as he can remember, Ian Michael Brock has considered himself a salesman. Now, the self-described “nerd with swag” is making his biggest pitch yet. Flanked by his parents, Ian, 13, is trying to convince dozens of families… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Democrats Say DeVos Is Flouting ESSA.…

The U.S. Department of Education is more than halfway through approving state plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act—but not everyone is pleased with how things are going. Two Democratic ESSA architects say U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos is rubber-stamping… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Parkland student: ‘You’re the president. You’re…

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. "You're the president. You're supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us,"… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Funeral after funeral, an emotional marathon…

PARKLAND, Fla. — Under vacation-blue Florida skies, the young mourners have emerged from family SUVs and minivans at funeral after funeral, high school girls in black dresses and heels and teen boys in black shirts and pants. “This is physically… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: ‘We Will Get Through This Together’:…

In an emotional video message recorded days after his school was the site of the largest high school shooting in U.S. history, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson put the focus on students, pledging to walk through the… Read full article at Education Week

Boy arrested in Hemet, accused of…

HEMET — A Hemet boy was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening to shoot a classmate at Diamond Valley Middle School. The confrontation in which the threat was allegedly made from one boy to another happened Friday morning and was reported… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise