NATIONAL: Another week, another school shooting

Until Wednesday, there had been one fatal shooting at U.S. schools this year, the Jan. 23 killing of two students at Marshall County High School in Kentucky. That was before a gunman opened fire inside classrooms at Marjory Stoneman Douglas… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: DeVos donates salary to education, special…

WASHINGTON — A spokeswoman says Education Secretary DeVos will donate her nearly $200,000 salary to four charities focusing on education and special needs. Department spokeswoman Liz Hill said in a statement Wednesday that DeVos’ one-year salary of $199,700 will be… Read full article at The Washington Post

PVUSD sees districtwide attendance improvement

It’s not everyday that every school in the Palo Verde Unified School District is able to meet their monthly 95 percent goal of having perfect attendance. However, as stated at last Tuesday night’s board meeting by the Director of Business… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

STATE: With support instead of punishment, a…

As a result of California’s new school accountability system, West Contra Costa Unified, a San Francisco Bay Area school district that includes Richmond and several surrounding communities, is facing considerable pressure to increase the number of special education students who… Read full article at EdSource

Cal State San Bernardino received $1.1…

Cal State San Bernardino wants more students to receive bachelor’s degrees, and the College Futures Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation have provided $1.1 million to help make that happen. The two 24-month grants, which together add up to $1.1… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Palm Springs Unified School District opens…

On Tuesday, Palm Springs Unified School District opened its one-stop shop for kindergarten enrollment. For the third year in a row, the centralized enrollment center will allow parents to submit all the paperwork for their children starting school in the… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: Shirley Ford, a California school choice…

Shirley Ford, a Los Angeles mother who co-founded Parent Revolution, the organization that helped pass California’s landmark “parent trigger” law — legislation that gives parents of students at low-performing schools the right to replace a school’s leadership or switch it… Read full article at EdSource

Appleby school-wide science fair showcase

On last Wednesday evening, parents, teachers and friends flooded the school’s cafeteria at Felix J. Appleby as the names of over 75 students were called for placing in select categories of the school-wide science fair. Showcasing their research and science… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Mother urges action against bullying at…

On Feb. 5 Noemi Tonche, the mother of a 9-year-old bully victim, took to the Blythe Neighborhood Watch page to publicly share her thoughts regarding Ruth Brown Elementary School failing to protect her daughter from a group of four bullies.… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times