STATE: GOP candidates for governor say California…

The Republican candidates for governor of California are offering voters vastly different plans for education compared to their Democratic rivals and Gov. Jerry Brown. John Cox, a businessman from Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County, has a proposal that… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: North Carolina school districts closing for…

RALEIGH, N.C. — Three of North Carolina’s largest school districts now plan to shut down for one day next week and some smaller districts plan to do the same, as thousands of teachers are expected to rally for better working… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: School shooting suspect was referred to…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida school officials now say school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was referred during middle school to a mentoring program aimed at steering children away from the criminal justice system, a shifting explanation that critics are calling… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Students Get Astronaut Training in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Zena Cardman shimmied into a white spacesuit beside the 6.2 million-gallon pool, NASA personnel by her side ensuring everything was sealed up tight. The Houston Chronicle reports it was barely 8:30 a.m., but the bright-eyed Cardman was… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: The Teachers Are Winning. What Does…

The extraordinary wave of teacher strikes highlights these crucial but often forgotten facts: In number, teachers are the largest profession in the United States. And collectively, they have the power to demand and win changes to funding and salaries. It's… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: L.A. Unified school bus drivers and…

The union that represents 30,000 Los Angeles Unified School District support staff workers is planning a strike on May 15 over what its leaders have called unfair labor practices. After more than a year of negotiations, the two sides have… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: A teacher allegedly harassed students every…

Roseville school superintendent Ron Severson and assistant superintendent Steve Williams have asked lawmakers to help protect students and staff from pedophiles and sexual harassers. The leaders of the Roseville Joint Union High School District encouraged members of the Assembly Judiciary… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

STATE: Mental health services at Cal State…

An increase in demand for counseling services at California State University campuses hasn't been met with a corresponding increase in counselors and that is leading to a "crisis," campus mental health officials say. Now, they're turning to Sacramento in hopes… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: How teacher strikes in other states…

Teachers are on the march. Lashing out against low pay and what they see as paltry state spending on education, teachers in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma — and recently Arizona and Colorado — have made national headlines by walking off… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: More than 50,000 UC workers set…

More than 50,000 workers across the University of California are set to strike this week, causing potential disruptions to surgery schedules, food preparation and campus maintenance. The system's 10 campuses and five medical centers are to remain open, with classes… Read full article at Los Angeles Times