STATE: California tops in suspension reform, but…

California in recent years has arguably become the best state in the nation at holding school districts accountable for their suspension rates — but a number of districts are still lagging considerably when it comes to addressing suspension disparities among… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California teacher fired after calling U.S.…

The Southern California teacher who was recorded calling U.S. service members “the lowest of our low” in a video that triggered widespread condemnation has been fired. The El Rancho Unified School District held a vote to determine the fate of… Read full article at The Washington Post

STATE: ‘Teaching Hope’: How California Schools Can…

Dealing with students’ childhood trauma may improve classroom behavior and attendance rates — at least that’s the idea at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s wellness centers. They are located in or near schools, and are designed to serve kids… Read full article at Capital Public Radio

NATIONAL: ELL Education Group Unveils Six Principles…

TESOL International Association, the organization for teachers who specialize in working with English-language learners, has released a set of six principles designed to improve the teaching and learning of English around the globe. The principles were developed to help educators… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Want More Girls in Science Fields?…

Pop "scientist" into an image search and you're likely to see people in goggles and white coats, swirling liquids in Erlenmyer flasks or peering into microscopes. A new study finds the older students get, the more their image of a… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: In Cities With Lots of School…

In cities that have embraced school choice policies—be it charter schools, private school vouchers, or even just allowing students to attend any district school they choose—black students travel further to school than their white and Hispanic counterparts. But low-income students… Read full article at Education Week

Privacy Experts Assess Potential K-12 Fallout…

Student data privacy advocates say the storm clouds around Facebook from the evolving Cambridge Analytica scandal are a reminder that schools, educators, and students should be asking tough questions about how their data is being protected or used. "Should individuals… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: ‘You Have to Redefine Normal’: Leading…

They share an unfortunate bond—the principals and superintendents of schools and districts where unexpected gunfire shattered their peace and where the names of their schools and communities came to symbolize tragedy. Columbine. Sandy Hook. And now Parkland. For schools and… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: A School Officer Intervenes in a…

A school-based sheriff's deputy confronted a student gunman at a Maryland high school Tuesday, ending a shooting that left two other students wounded. Authorities immediately praised the deputy as a hero who had spared the lives of countless others and… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Teachers And Those Magical OK Go…

If you've ever gone down the rabbit hole that is OK Go's YouTube channel, then you know how insanely cool the band's music videos are. Sure, OK Go is a rock band. Their songs get on the radio, they've played… Read full article at NPR