NATIONAL: Clooneys donate $500,000 to March for…

Celebrities are lining up with their wallets to help protect American kids from gun violence in the wake of another deadly school shooting. Inspired by “the courage and eloquence” of the survivors of the recent shooting in Parkland, Fla., philanthropic… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Broward sheriff says deputies will carry…

A week after a gunman killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Fla., Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said his office would begin deploying deputies carrying rifles on school grounds “from this point forward.” “We need to be able… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: A superintendent threatens to suspend students…

The superintendent of a Texas public school district is drawing harsh criticism after issuing a written threat Tuesday to suspend any students who take part in demonstrations about gun violence after the school shooting in Florida last week. Curtis Rhodes,… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Massachusetts students lead US in Advanced…

BOSTON — Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests. More than 32 percent of Massachusetts students who graduated from public high schools last year scored a three… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Frustrated Oklahoma educators mulling organized walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma educators frustrated with low pay and another round of proposed cuts to public schools are mulling an organized walkout to get lawmakers’ attention. Momentum was spurred this week when hundreds of residents packed a school board… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: DeVos Team Not Highlighting her CPAC…

SECRETARY OF EDUCATION Betsy DeVos is scheduled to speak Thursday alongside Labor Secretary Alex Acosta at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, but you wouldn't know that from her public schedule, which hasn't been updated since last week. Her appearance… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Make Computer Science a Graduation Requirement,…

The nonprofit that oversees the Advanced Placement exams is endorsing the idea that computer science should be a high school graduation requirement. And it's prepared to put funding behind it. The College Board said schools should make it mandatory for… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Seventeen States Get More Time on…

Seventeen states have received more time from the U.S. Department of Education to address federal concerns with their applications for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, according to a department spokeswoman. On that list: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida,… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: In Age of High Tech, Old-School…

Here at Potomac High school, students are sorting stacks of note cards. Each represents a facet of a research paper they’re currently working on—part of an international exam that can confer college credit, and for some, a specialized diploma. Senior… Read full article at source

College of the Desert turns 60,…

College of the Desert has taken the “community” part of being a community college seriously since its inception in 1958, but its new donor-funded plEDGE program — part of its 60th anniversary celebration — takes that local investment to a… Read full article at The Desert Sun