NATIONAL: Schools Shouldn’t Trust Google Search Because…

Safiya Noble believes that prominent commercial internet search engines reinforce racism and sexism—and that there are major implications for K-12 educators and students. "The main thing I want teachers to understand is that they would never send their students to… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: DeVos: State Bans on Public Money…

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos railed against state constitutional prohibitions on public funds going to faith-based institutions, in a speech Wednesday to the Alfred E. Smith Foundation in New York City. Her trip also included visits to two religious… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Senate Confirms Trump Nominee for Deputy…

The Senate on Wednesday voted 50-48 to confirm Mick Zais, President Donald Trump's nominee to be deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. Zais, the former state schools chief for South Carolina and a retired Army brigadier general, was… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: As ’13 Reasons Why’ Returns, Schools…

School officials have issued warnings to parents ahead of the second season of the Netflix drama "13 Reasons Why," which premieres this week. The first season, which centered on the suicide of a high school student, triggered cautions from the… Read full article at NPR

Karime Silva-Cid takes aim

PVHS JROTC Cadet bound for Jr.…

Palo Verde High School’s (PVHS) JROTC cadets continued to make their mark on the national Orion air rifle league competition stage this past season, with the team wrapping up the regular 2018 circuit with a record of 7-1 and an… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

STATE: On his first day as L.A.…

The Los Angeles Unified School District introduced itself Tuesday to a new superintendent who, unlike his predecessor, didn't rise up through its ranks. Austin Beutner, who has never run a school or a school district, is quick to acknowledge that… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Cal State plans big lobbying push…

In the final weeks of budget negotiations in Sacramento, Cal State officials plan an all-out lobbying push. They say they're racing against the clock to prevent harmful cuts by shaking more money out of state coffers. The university system's leaders… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Resources often don’t match rhetoric for…

Restorative justice came to the Coachella Valley Unified School District when a few moms finally had enough of their kids coming home in tears after being bullied at school. The parents vented their anger during a community meeting in 2015,… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: More states expanding preschool programs but…

California has increased the number of 3-year-olds enrolled in state-funded preschool programs over the last 10 years, but needs to improve preschool quality, including teacher qualifications, professional development and class size. Those are among the findings in The State of… Read full article at EdSource