NATIONAL: Education Department Launches ‘Top-To-Bottom’ Review Of…

It's a financial nightmare for public school teachers across the country: Federal grants they received to work in low-income schools were converted to thousands of dollars in loans that they now must pay back. NPR revealed these problems in a… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Which States Expect the Most or…

Two new reports out suggest that, on average, states continue to hold students to higher expectations on state tests than they did in the No Child Left Behind era. But some states continue to expect far less from students compared… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Trump’s Apprenticeship Task Force Sheds No…

President Trump's task force on apprenticeship has issued its final report. But even though the president said he wants to see apprenticeship opportunities in every U.S. high school, the report makes no mention of how that might happen. After only… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: How Children’s Socioeconomic Differences Play Out…

Over the summer, the average student loses one to three months of learning, and a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics suggests one reason for what is known as the "summer slide:" Children from lower-income homes engage… Read full article at Education Week

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