First 2019 Teacher of the Year…

After having taught 600 general education and 300 special education students while working with 60 different instructional assistants during her 25-year career with the Moreno Valley Unified School District, Moreno Elementary special education teacher, Shunna Bradford, was surprised on Thursday,… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

STATE: California superintendent candidates oppose big money…

The leading candidates for state superintendent of public instruction on Wednesday strongly opposed state campaign finance laws that have allowed millions of dollars from charter school backers and labor unions to pour into their race. Marshall Tuck and Assemblyman Tony… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California’s public universities on the way…

The University of California and California State University systems are poised to get major funding boosts that will help them enroll thousands of additional state students and eliminate the need for tuition increases in the coming school year. A key… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: UC regents to scrutinize Janet Napolitano’s…

University of California regents this week plan to scrutinize the budget of President Janet Napolitano, whose office came under political fire last year for questionable spending and murky accounting. Regents will vote on the proposed $876.4-million budget for 2018-19 during… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Federal board recommends seatbelts on all…

A federal transportation panel on Tuesday recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seatbelts, which the board chairman called a "tried and true" safety protection. The National Transportation Safety Board, which… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: District docked pay for Parkland principal…

An elementary school principal whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre says her school district lacks empathy and transparency. April Schentrup's daughter Carmen was one of 17 killed. She told school board members that the… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: ‘Astounding ignorance of the law’: Civil…

Civil rights groups slammed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for saying Tuesday that schools can decide whether to report undocumented students to immigration enforcement officials, saying her statements conflict with the law and could raise fears among immigrant students. DeVos’s answers… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Teacher’s win in Kentucky points to…

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states. But their most disruptive act yet may well have… Read full article at The Washington Post