California presses ahead with color-coded school…

When Betsy DeVos spoke to a group of education leaders in Washington last week about her dissatisfaction with states' efforts to satisfy a major education law, she gave California a subtle shout-out. One state, the Education secretary said, "took a… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Teacher accidentally fires gun during safety…

A teacher at a Monterey County high school accidentally fired a gun into the ceiling of a classroom Tuesday afternoon during a lecture on "public safety awareness," injuring three students, authorities said. Dennis Alexander, who also serves as a reserve… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Creative ideas brought to life in…

From a hands-free rolling backpack to a motor-powered fan attachment for a smartphone during those hot summer days, students took a step further in the La Cañada Unified School District's expanding science curriculum on Tuesday at the inaugural Invention Convention.… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: UC students aim to ‘shut down…

University of California students from across the state plan to converge on the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday at UCLA to protest a proposal to raise tuition on out-of-state students. In their "shut down the vote" campaign, they will ask… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

As students walk out to mark…

As schoolchildren staged walkouts across the country to press for tougher gun controls, Congress took modest steps Wednesday to prevent violence in classrooms — even as lawmakers continued squabbling over broader action to curb gun rights. The House overwhelmingly passed… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Student Walkout Taps Well of Anger,…

In the most dramatic display of civic activism by American students in recent memory, tens of thousands walked out of their schools Wednesday and took part in somber, politically charged demonstrations marking the Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 educators… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Student Journalists Take to Social Media,…

As students walked out of class today to protest gun violence, reporters followed, documenting the rallies, marches, and ceremonies of remembrance for audiences across the country. Among their ranks: student journalists, reporting on the events in their own communities and… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Privacy Advocates Brace for Shakeup at…

The chief privacy officer position at the U.S. Education Department is about to go vacant, sources say, as part of a broader reorganization that could have big implications for how the federal government supports schools and districts in protecting student… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: What Will the Nationwide School Walkouts…

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, students at 3,000 schools and across every U.S. time zone were in, or will be in, a state of protest. They locked arms. They formed hearts across football fields. They prepared press packets for journalists.… Read full article at The Atlantic

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An escape room on a bus…

They weren’t locked inside, trapped until they solved difficult clues, but for some Beaumont students, their escape-room challenge seemed just as urgent and unusual. It was an escape room on a bus. For the past few months, the bus has… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise