NATIONAL: Black teens on Parkland gun debate:…

BALTIMORE — Imani Holt was just 10 when she saw a neighbor get fatally shot by a triggerman riding a bicycle. The African-American girl from a gritty section of Baltimore was so traumatized by the drug-fueled bloodshed she refused to… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: For Teenagers, Praising ‘Effort’ May Not…

Teachers have long been told to praise students' effort, rather than simply saying they are "smart," as a way to encourage students to think of their intelligence as something that can grow over time. But teenagers can be a prickly,… Read full article at Education Week

Earth Day’s values in effect every…

One of my favorite quotes is from a Senegalese conservationist, Baba Dioum, who 50 years ago said, "In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what… Read full article at The Desert Sun

FIND Food Bank steps up to…

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - Student leaders at Sea View Elementary School in Salton City hand out food to their peers for a monthly farmers market with FIND Food Bank. Students, regardless of need, are lined up and pick out nutritious… Read full article at KESQ News

Lawmaker pushes for anti-threat legislation

RIVERSIDE, Calif.- - A Riverside County lawmaker said today that a bill she proposed to crack down on individuals who threaten acts of violence against schools and places of worship could prevent ``horrific acts'' like the mass shooting in Parkland,… Read full article at KESQ News

Heritage High School teacher killed in…

Staff members and students of Heritage High School are reacting with shock and sadness to the news today that one of the school's teachers died over the weekend in a traffic accident. Caitlin Cascella, an English teacher at the school,… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

STATE: Federal help available to California schools…

California school districts affected by the October wildfires will get $2 million from the federal government to reimburse them for staff overtime, hiring substitute teachers, mental health services, bus service for students who lost their homes and other costs related… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Challenge for protest movement is to…

Students came out in force in communities across California and the nation on Saturday on behalf of more gun regulation, but the big question now is whether they can convert their passion into tangible legislative results. A sign of the… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: Appeals court: Parents can’t record son’s…

BOSTON — A federal appeals court on Monday ruled against a Maine couple who wants to record the school day of their son with autism and a rare neurological disorder that affects his speaking ability. The parents say their 19-year-old… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Linda Brown, who as a girl…

Linda Brown wanted to go only to the Sumner School. But she was black, and the Topeka, Kan., elementary school four blocks from her home was segregated, open to only white students. "I didn't comprehend color of skin," she said… Read full article at Los Angeles Times