STATE: Trump’s proposed cuts to science education…

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to science education — which Congress is debating this week along with other aspects of the federal budget — would devastate K-12 science classrooms as schools are rolling out ambitious new curriculum standards and trying… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California asks nearly 250 schools to…

It’s often said that if something seems too good to be true then it probably is. That’s why the California Department of Education sent letters to nearly 250 schools last month — including more than half of the schools in… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: A school district drops ‘To Kill…

A Minnesota school district is dropping two classic novels, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” from its required reading list because of the books’ liberal use of a racial slur. Officials at Duluth Public Schools say… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Theater teacher admits creating fake Facebook…

KENNEBUNK, Maine — A theater director at a school in Maine who acknowledged creating fake Facebook profiles to eavesdrop on parents’ discussions is out of a job. Superintendent Katie Hawes learned of Michael Herman’s actions after a parent at Kennebunk… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: A year after ascending, DeVos hails…

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proclaimed Wednesday that her proudest accomplishments in her first year in office were shrinking the role of the agency, rolling back Obama-era initiatives and erasing outdated regulations. The secretary reflected on her tenure exactly a year… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: New Campaign to Pressure Silicon Valley…

A new coalition of advocates and disillusioned tech-industry insiders have launched a campaign to pressure companies such as Facebook and Google to make their products "less intrusive and less addictive" for children. The "Truth About Tech" effort is being led… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Educator Development Key to Statewide Personalized…

States integrating personalized, competency-based learning need to take the lead in preparing their teachers to implement these instructional models, argues a new issue brief from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), an online learning research and advocacy organization.… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: The New Tax Law’s Subtle Subversion…

American public schools have long been, and remain, deeply unequal. At the most dilapidated and underperforming schools, teachers are blamed for stagnant graduation rates, students are derided for low tests scores, and parents are chastised for not being involved. Too… Read full article at The Atlantic