STATE: Dozens of California school districts with…

Dozens of California school systems with some of the state’s worst test scores and biggest academic achievement gaps won’t get any extra help this year under a support system launched recently by the state. The new dashboard system rates districts… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: 12-year-old girl appears in court after…

LOS ANGELES >> A 12-year-old girl accused of bringing a gun to Salvador Castro Middle School, where it went off accidentally and wounded two students, appeared in juvenile court Monday but did not enter a plea, according to a broadcast… Read full article at Los Angeles Daily News

NATIONAL: Latino Male Teachers: Building the Pipeline

By all accounts, Angel Magana is a natural-born teacher. Growing up, he spent hours teaching his two younger siblings what he learned in school. But in northeast Denver, every single one of his teachers in elementary and middle school was… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Puerto Rico’s gov seeks charter schools,…

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that he will push to create charter schools and vouchers and give all public school teachers their first raise in a decade as part of a plan to transform the… Read full article at The Washington Post

Camrin Hampton smiles wearing basketball uniform with matching hijab

Muslim basketball player from Palm Springs…

Safety pins, a pair of size 17 sneakers, and Brady from Nike customer service. That doesn't sound like the recipe for a heart-warming success story, but those were the linchpins to a life-changing moment for Palm Springs freshman basketball player… Read full article at The Desert Sun

STATE: With schools and rainy day fund…

For the past 40 years, ever since California voters passed Proposition 13, the Capitol’s annual budget wrangle has been dominated by how much money would go to K-12 schools – for good reason. Not only are the schools educating six… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

STATE: ‘It’s a big world out there’:…

In Dan Goldfield’s high school math class, students don’t learn about large numbers by staring at a whiteboard and copying zeros. They go to a beach and count grains of sand. “Some of them start by counting how much sand… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: Woman at top of her game…

HARTFORD, Conn. — Dora Schriro, Connecticut’s public safety commissioner, knows what it’s like to be a woman in the male-dominated world of criminal justice, so she jumped at the chance to work with organizers of a national competition being held… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery’s…

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention." This new report, titled Teaching Hard History:… Read full article at NPR

three seated students with serious expressions

Elsinore High School again wins Riverside…

Elsinore High School has won Riverside County’s 35th Annual Academic Decathlon. Students from the Wildomar campus for the second consecutive year won the academic decathlon, which concluded with the Super Quiz competition Saturday, Feb. 3, at Corona High School. Great… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise