Texting app provides crisis lifeline for…

One of the major takeaways from the April Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation and Riverside County 4th District Supervisor’s public forum on mental health issues in Blythe was the growing concern with the younger demographic of kids in need of… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

NATIONAL: States Should Make Sure Teachers Are…

teacher compensation, one report says. A new policy brief by the National Council on Teacher Quality, a Washington-based think tank, examines teacher pay for each state and the District of Columbia—and concludes that states should be doing more to make… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: How Long Do Big-City Superintendents Typically…

Superintendents running the country's largest school districts stay on the job for about six years on average, but that tenure is shorter for women, and for school chiefs running high-poverty districts and districts with high percentages of students of color.… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: High school math needs major overhaul,…

High school math should be more practical, more engaging, and without tracking systems that place some students — often low-income, African-American or Latino — in less challenging classes that leave them unprepared for college, according to a report released last… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: LAUSD will rebuild Roosevelt High —…

It's official: Los Angeles' historic Roosevelt High School will get a massive and long-overdue rebuild of its aging campus. But for some alumni, there's a flaw in the construction plans: the most historic, culturally-significant buildings on Roosevelt's campus will have… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: Who’s top-ranked high school in San…

Students enroll at the Preuss School at UC San Diego with an ambitious goal: become the first in their family to graduate from college. This year, 100 percent of graduates are going onto four-year universities, according to the prestigious charter… Read full article at San Diego Union-Tribune

STATE: More Than Just A Job: Stories…

Teachers across the country are pushing for better pay and increased school funding. They consistently make less than other college graduates with comparable experience — even though, for many teachers, working with students is more than a full-time job. There… Read full article at KPBS

STATE: UC labor strike expands with show…

Fong Chuu is a registered nurse who has assisted with countless liver transplants, kidney surgeries and gastric bypasses during 34 years at UCLA. Working with her are scrub technicians who sterilize equipment, hand medical instruments to the surgeon and dress… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: GUSD can’t find consensus with math…

If learning mathematics wasn't difficult enough, the Glendale Unified School District is proving the process of selecting a curriculum can be just as challenging. For a second straight board meeting, teachers, staff members and the Glendale Unified school board debated… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: High school student charged with recruiting…

A high school senior in Chula Vista was charged Monday in federal court with recruiting classmates to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the United States, officials said. Phillip Junior Webb, 18, was charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and smuggling… Read full article at Los Angeles Times