NATIONAL: A coding school and Boys &…

Bjorn Freeman-Benson is a little embarrassed by his 200-person engineering team: It's overwhelmingly white, and it's overwhelmingly male. He says he wants a more diverse staff for his digital product design company, InVision, but doesn't get the applicants. "If I… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

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Hemet students have something to say:…

A nationwide walkout in response to the 17 people killed after a gunman used an AR-15 assault rifle to open fire at a Parkland, Florida high school Feb. 14 hit communities across the country last week and Hemet was no… Read full article at The Valley Chronicle

Palm Springs to consider district elections…

Palm Springs will consider whether to move away from its current “at large” system of electing city council members and adopting a by-district election system after a high-powered Malibu attorney threatened to sue the city for violations of the California… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Coachella couple allegedly linked to string…

In recent months, a series of copper wire thefts have disrupted daily life across the Coachella Valley, prompting the cancellation of high school sporting events and forcing a delay in the opening of at least one new business. But local… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Annual “Yellow Jacket 5k Color Fun…

Palo Verde High School’s (PVHS) Associated Student Body (ASB) is proud to announce the return of the community-wide “2018 Yellow Jacket 5k Color Fun Run” – or walk – this coming Saturday, March 24. Check in will begin at 7… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

STATE: With increased focus on students’ social…

It’s the end of the day in Mr. Tim’s kindergarten classroom at the International Community School in Oakland. A dozen 5-year-olds gather around an aquarium and meticulously curve their fingers into tiny heart shapes. Pulling their hands close to their… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: First time superintendent, in just his…

Now in his second year after replacing a superintendent that stayed a decade, West Contra Costa Unified Superintendent Matthew Duffy says he feels the pressure of those who expect student academic achievement to improve quickly. “That takes its toll,” he… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Female presidents now in the majority…

When administrators invited Lynnette Zelezny, a budding psychology lecturer at Cal State Fresno, to apply for a tenure-track job, she was excited — but there was a catch. She didn’t have her doctorate yet, and tenure-track jobs required one. She… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Congress rejects much of Betsy DeVos’s…

Congress dealt a blow to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s school choice agenda in a tentative spending bill released late Wednesday, rejecting her attempt to spend more than $1 billion promoting choice-friendly policies and private school vouchers. DeVos had sought to… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Troopers to patrol at Florida school…

PARKLAND, Fla. — Already heightened security was being bolstered Thursday at the Florida high school that became the scene of a massacre last month, with Gov. Rick Scott ordering eight highway patrol troopers to help secure the grounds. The move… Read full article at The Washington Post