NATIONAL: Will high school activism hurt your…

Students risked disciplinary action at nearly 3,000 high schools in the first nationwide walkout for gun policy reform in March. But they most likely didn’t risk their hopes for college admission. “Attention HS students: @AdelphiU fully supports your desire to… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Two Sandy Hook families sue Alex…

Families of two children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School have filed lawsuits in Texas against controversial radio host Alex Jones for continually claiming the massacre never happened. Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse Lewis, and Leonard Pozner and Veronique… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Principals and Superintendents Who’ve Been Through…

More funding for mental health and behavioral training for teachers and school employees. Additional money to help districts recover in the aftermath of a school shooting. The creation of a central entity on the state level to oversee school safety.… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Here’s How the Public Views Teachers,…

As the political fallout continues from teacher protests in several states, it's worth revisiting how the general public has said it feels about teachers in recent polls. Where does public opinion stand now, and how might it change in the… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech…

Ed-tech product developers often express frustration about being unable to find teachers to review their apps before going to market. ISTE—the International Society for Technology in Education—is launching a program to address this persistent problem in the product design and… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Social Media Is Seen as ‘Fair…

College admissions officers and students agree: It's OK to look at public social media posts made by students as part of their college application process. A study released Tuesday by Kaplan Test Prep reveals that more than two-thirds of colleges… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: Focusing on the language skills of…

Students read a book about counting at a math “festival” at Allendale Elementary School in Oakland. Developing language skills through math is one strategy to help English learners, a new report says. Boosting the language development of students whose first… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Bay Area district links with start-up…

As school districts around California scramble to tackle a teacher shortage in the face of rising housing costs, the West Contra Costa school district hopes a new program that offers home down payment assistance will help its efforts to recruit… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Big money from charter backers has…

It is crunch time for advocates of charter schools who want to see continued growth of enrollments in California’s charter schools and also want to elect a governor who they view as being most sympathetic to their cause. In this… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Beutner emerges as a top pick…

Austin Beutner has emerged as a leading contender to run the Los Angeles school district, with backers saying he is smart enough and tough enough to confront its financial and academic struggles. Though he does not have a background in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times