STATE: Sacramento students, teachers to get human…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Kids in California will now learn how to protect themselves and others from human trafficking, with the state launching a new education campaign on Wednesday. "This is modern day slavery," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said.… Read full article at NBC News

NATIONAL: DeVos Dogged by Failures to Disclose

When Betsy DeVos visited a school in Indianapolis earlier this month to highlight a somewhat controversial type of school choice, the event was neither posted to her public schedule nor disclosed to reporters. It's not the first time. The event… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Latino Teachers Face Stereotypes, Are Asked…

In a new report, Latino teachers say they have unique strengths that benefit their students and the whole school—but that sometimes hamper their own professional success. The report, released today by The Education Trust, tells the stories of Latino teachers… Read full article at Education Week

Vista Murrieta student arrested on suspicion…

A 14-year-old Vista Murrieta High School student has admitted to generating a threat of violence to an unnamed school posted on Snapchat but told officers he had no intention of following through with the threat, according to police. The student,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Raymond Cree Middle School Combats Bullying…

At Raymond Cree Middle School in Palm Springs, Valentine's Day means a week of celebration. The school is holding its "Love is Louder" spirit week for the third consecutive year, featuring four days of anti-bullying initiatives and mental health awareness.… Read full article at The Desert Sun

NATIONAL: State K-12 Funding, Aid Formulas High…

With the state legislative season now in full swing, K-12 funding—as well as the prospect of changes to how that money is distributed among schools—has emerged as a top issue for lawmakers. While bickering over how much money public schools… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: Understanding California’s charter schools division: A…

In 1992 California legislators passed a law allowing the operation of charter schools, which are public schools that get funding from the state and have greater flexibility in hiring, curriculum, management and other aspects of their operations. In the fall… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: State Employee at School for the…

A state employee working as a counselor at a school in Fremont was arrested last week on suspicion of child molestation, according to the California Highway Patrol. Ricardo Tafolla Rose, 56, a California Department of Education employee working as a… Read full article at NBC News

STATE: Applications for college aid through the…

Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. But officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping those they want to help from… Read full article at Los Angeles Times