STATE: California to get huge boost in…

Thousands of children will get access to subsidized child care as a result of a massive increase in child care funding approved by Congress last month. Congress approved — and Trump signed, albeit reluctantly — a $1.3 trillion budget that… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Fired Pico Rivera teacher bullied students,…

When El Rancho High School teacher Gregory Salcido was secretly recorded telling his students that members of the military were "dumb" and the "lowest of the low," the public outcry was swift and withering. Angry community members called for Salcido's… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Ref Rodriguez filed two forms disclosing…

Ref Rodriguez’s candidacy for the Los Angeles Unified School Board was not even a day old when, in November 2014, he filed a form disclosing an investment in a private company called Better 4 You Fundraising. It wasn't the first… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Quantity over quality in growth of…

More state leaders are taking note of the benefits of early childhood education and putting more funding into preschool programs, but the quality of those programs isn't keeping pace with the quantity. That's the story in California and across the… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: On the anniversary of the Columbine…

Laura Kirk has never known a pre-Columbine world. Born the year after the shooting at the Colorado high school, lockdown drills have been a regular part of her school experience. At 12, after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Possibility of first-ever strike divides Arizona…

PEORIA, Ariz. — The question of whether Arizona teachers should walk off the job to call for increased school funding has both mobilized and stratified tens of thousands of educators, with some saying it’s time for an unprecedented strike aimed… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back:…

More students are enrolling in state preschool programs than ever before as states continue to invest in them. But those increases are eclipsed by a slump in the rate of growth and in per-student spending, the latter of which is… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: 100 Top Colleges Vow To Enroll…

College access and affordability: It's a common topic in higher education — because college is the one place that can really be a catapult when it comes to moving up the economic ladder. And yet, research has shown that low-income… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Angry and Fearful Parents Lash Out…

More than two months after the Valentine's Day mass murder of 17 students and educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., fear and rage continues to grip a school system still reeling from the incident's aftermath. During… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Technology Counts National Survey: What Do…

What do modern principals think about some of the most vexing tech issues? Are students spending too much time in front of computer screens? Is personalized learning worth expanding? And what about students' social-media use? To better understand where the… Read full article at Education Week