NATIONAL: Parkland-Inspired Bill on Guns, School Safety…

In defiance of opposition from the National Rifle Association, Florida lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would introduce some new gun restrictions and school safety measures after a Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. But… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Thwarted School Shooting Plans Don’t Get…

Schools, parents, and law enforcement agencies regularly intervene before would-be shooters attack schools, but those thwarted plans understandably don't get the same level of coverage as mass shootings. And the resulting imbalance in discussions can affect the debate over how… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: North Dakota Is First State to…

In the first move of its kind, the U.S. Department of Education has granted North Dakota permission to use a new kind of testing flexibility in federal law: the right to let school districts substitute the ACT for the state's… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Special Report: Teaching Vulnerable Students

The American education system has a long list of programs intended to serve students who need something more from teachers than standard instruction. There is special education for students with disabilities, for example, and English-language assistance for students who are… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Black, Hispanic, Asian Democrats in House…

U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos is approving plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act that don't comply with the law's protections for vulnerable groups of students, Democratic House members representing heavily Black, Hispanic, and Asian-American districts wrote in a letter to… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Do Police Officers In Schools Really…

When the bell rings at Chicago's Sullivan High School on the city's far north side, it's a familiar scene. Hundreds of students pour into the hallway heading to their next class. What's also becoming increasingly familiar is the presence of… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: More Than Half Of Transgender Teachers…

More than half of transgender teachers face harassment or discrimination in the workplace, according to an NPR Ed survey of transgender and gender-nonconforming educators. The survey of 79 trans and gender-nonconforming teachers from the U.S. and Canada found that the… Read full article at NPR

West Valley High student arrested for…

A student at Hemet’s West Valley High School has been arrested for a threat made last week — a writing on a campus bathroom wall that described bringing weapons to the school to harm others, police said Tuesday, March 6.… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

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How these Moreno Valley students are…

Ramon Sanchez peered at the water drop through a microscope. “It looks like the moon,” the 17-year-old Rancho Verde High School senior said. But in this particular case, the scientific instrument was arguably more interesting than the magnified object. Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Joshua Tree couple are released from…

It started as a child's fort — some plywood and a tin roof on a five-acre desert plot, put together by a homeless boy whose parents had long planned to build a home on the land. There was one room… Read full article at Los Angeles Times