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See winners of Hemet Valley Art…

The Hemet Valley Art Association recently announced the winners of its Scholarship/Art Contest for high school students in the valley. First place went to Rylee Ripley of Tahquitz High School in Hemet for her artwork “Creativity.” Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Teachers bearing arms a nonstarter for…

California voters are opposed to the idea of allowing trained teachers, administrators and other personnel to carry firearms in public schools, according to a new poll. UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies found wide support for tougher firearms restrictions among… Read full article at The Sacramento Bee

STATE: Teachers union gains a foothold in…

For years, the possibility of organizing the employees of the largest charter school group in Los Angeles was an elusive goal for the teachers union. Efforts launched in 2015 sputtered out during an extended and expensive legal back-and-forth. But on… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Educators face new challenges in ‘superdiverse’…

Teachers of English learners find it challenging to communicate in classrooms where students come from a variety of language and cultural backgrounds. Some children may speak Spanish at home, while others speak Vietnamese, Punjabi or Arabic. However, learning can improve… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California university students are stretching…and it…

Cal State Los Angeles freshman Jorge Pivaral was not surprised that a placement exam he took last year showed he needed help writing at a college level. After all, in his Los Angeles high school English classes, he never was… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Here’s what LAUSD’s new superintendent said…

Austin Beutner met the media Wednesday afternoon for the first time since he was named the Los Angeles Unified School District's next superintendent. Flanked by dozens of students at Belmont High School, Beutner acknowledged he was an "unconventional choice to… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: Teacher Pay Is So Low in…

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The latest wave of foreign workers sweeping into American jobs brought Donato Soberano from the Philippines to Arizona two years ago. He had to pay thousands of dollars to a job broker and lived for a time… Read full article at The New York Times

NATIONAL: ‘There Is No More Important Job’:…

President Donald Trump thanked teachers for their dedication in a short speech in the historic East Room of the White House on Wednesday. He was speaking to a crowd of renowned teachers and their family members. The teachers had all… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: There Are Wild Swings in School…

Federal oversight of school desegregation goes back to the civil rights era—it predates the existence of the U.S. Department of Education itself. And cases involving the issue remain controversial to this day. But the volume of such cases—at least as… Read full article at Education Week