NATIONAL: Racial disparities in school discipline are…

Black students faced greater rates of suspension, expulsion and arrest than their white classmates, according to federal data released Tuesday, disparities that have widened despite efforts to fix them. The findings, drawn from the Civil Rights Data Collection, come as… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Whistleblower: School used software to get…

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower’s claim that Ohio’s then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation, The Associated Press has learned.… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: The average Arizona teacher is paid…

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has pledged to give teachers a 20% raise by 2020. But teachers say that won't cut it. They voted for a statewide walkout, which will start next Thursday if their demands aren't… Read full article at KESQ News

NATIONAL: At Summit, Educators Explore Ways to…

How can we utilize the arts to address deep-seated problems in education, public health, and sustainability? That was the question posed to the artists, educators, and innovators who gathered in Washington on April 16 for the fifth annual Kennedy Center… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Opioid deaths prompt Ohio to reimagine…

Ohio, a state where 4,329 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, a death rate second only to neighboring West Virginia, is taking the fight against the opioid epidemic into the classroom with a new style of drug-abuse-prevention education. Ohio’s… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: No Charges in Death of El…

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — No charges have been filed in the death of an 11-year-old boy struck by a pickup truck in El Paso during a school-organized walkout to protest gun violence. El Paso police spokesman Darrel Petry said… Read full article at US News and World Report

Indian Ridge Raises $250,000 For Scholarships

Members of Indian Ridge Country Club (IRCC) in Palm Desert celebrated “Make a Difference” weekend to cap off this season’s fund-raising campaign for the Indian Ridge Scholarship Fund. The Fund provides money toward scholarships for higher education for the children… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Angel View Prom Thrilled All

The 14th Annual Angel View Prom night, as always, virtually vibrated with anticipation. For the severely disabled residents of Angel View’s 19 homes, it is a night they look forward to -- and prepare for -- months in advance. They… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Read With Me Volunteers Honored

Twirling color, rhythmic ruffled skirts and graceful performances by folkloric ballets from Valley View and Mecca Elementary were the stars of this event. The folkloric dancers performed on stage for some 500 volunteers, clergy, school representatives and elected officials at… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Author Christina Baker Kline Speaks At…

New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline charmed guests at the Literary Society of the Desert luncheon held at the Indian Wells Country Club. The non-profit Literary Society presents world-renowned authors at elegant local venues and invites local students… Read full article at The Desert Sun