NATIONAL: DeVos Defends Civil Rights Record, Backs…

House Democrats and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and teachers' salaries at a hearing Tuesday, but lawmakers from both parties largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Will the Largest Teachers’ Union Lose…

The National Education Association plans to slash its budget by $50 million, projecting a two-year loss of 307,000 members due to what is widely anticipated to be an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling, according to a new report. The country's largest… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Gun battle, negotiations lasted 25 minutes…

Minutes after a school shooter opened fire in an art class last week, killing 10 people and wounding 13, including a local police officer, fellow officers returned fire in a protracted gun battle before isolating the suspect, the local sheriff… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Sheriff’s department take the court against…

Riverside County Sheriff's deputies ditched their patrol cars, laced-up their sneakers, and hit the basketball court to take on staff and students at Desert Mirage High School in Thermal. It was the "Badges versus Seniors and Staff" at Desert Mirage… Read full article at KESQ News

No lecture halls here: Inside College…

College of the Desert (COD) has always prioritized workforce education. Its commitment to innovative and responsive practices has helped COD grow exponentially over the course of its 60-year existence, pursuing educational programs that benefit the local economy and students. In… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Will Palm Desert Charter Middle School…

Dozens of parents, teachers, and administrators crowded into IW Coffee in Indian Wells on Tuesday morning to address speculation that Palm Desert Charter Middle School could be converted into a traditional public school. While the gathering offered the community a… Read full article at The Desert Sun

CVUSD reduces number of layoffs, but…

Earlier this year, Coachella Valley Unified School District's administration announced that 96 teachers would be receiving layoff notices. After reassessing budgets and teacher seniority, the number of final layoffs has gone down. With less than 10 days left in the… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: Push underway to increase California school…

By the time he leaves office early next year, Gov. Jerry Brown will have achieved his goal of “full funding” for his signature school financing law, the 2013 Local Control Funding Formula. But rather than hang a banner and declare… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: Does Limiting Schools’ Entrances Make Them…

When Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick responded to a school shooting in his state by calling on schools to reduce entrances as a safety measure, advocates of stricter gun laws panned his comments online. To avoid talking about the role… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Judge: School shooting suspect comments are…

Incriminating statements to law officers made by a student arrested after four people were shot at a Washington state high school last year will be admissible in upcoming court proceedings, a Spokane County judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael… Read full article at Los Angeles Times