students line school quad area wearing matching t-shirts that read We Spread Kindness like Confetti

Students promote kindness by joining Hands…

Children at Springs Charter Schools Cherry Valley Cooperative spent the morning of April 26 expressing kindness to one another and reaching out to the community and globally by joining hands for the charter school’s first “Hands Across Campus’’ event. Organized… Read full article at Record Gazette

young man stands on archery field holding large trophy

Beaumont archer’s next target: the Olympics

Not everyone on Beaumont High School’s archery team seemed to have received the memo that a reporter would be present for their practice one recent day. When they learned that a story was being done on rising star Adam Whitlatch,… Read full article at Record Gazette

These Upland High School students are…

A team of Upland High School students recently took home the Safety Award during the Building Industry Association of Southern California’s 29th annual Design/Build Competition April 28-29 in Huntington Beach. The students, senior Joseph Notchick, junior Dustin Lamb, sophomore Brady… Read full article at Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

STATE: School mural depicting Trump’s bloody, severed…

A Chula Vista school mural that depicts the bloody, severed head of President Trump on a spear sparked a controversy that prompted officials to cover it and issue a response distancing themselves from the work. The statement also said the… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Student suspected of stabbing 12-year-old classmate…

A 12-year-old boy was in custody Friday after he allegedly stabbed a classmate at a Santa Clarita Valley elementary school, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies received a call shortly after 8 a.m. of an assault victim at Pico Canyon Elementary School… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Reported rat infestation sparks walkout at…

Officials from the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District plan to visit Newport Harbor High School next week to investigate the campus for rats, which sparked a student and teacher walkout. Lora Young, a vector control spokeswoman, said a… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Another Huntington Beach school district removes…

A Huntington Beach woman alleged to have referred to minorities as "colored people" in a YouTube video has been removed from a second school district committee, this time in the Huntington Beach City School District. Gracey Larrea-Van Der Mark's removal… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Will Illinois Be the Next State…

This week the Illinois Senate voted to require public schools to teach LGBT history. The bill aims to ensure that history classes in public schools include lessons on "the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in… Read full article at Education Week

Arizona Schools Reopen After Education Funding…

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren can go back to class now that the Legislature passed an education funding deal, ending a six-day walkout that shuttered classrooms around the state. Strike organizers called for an end to… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Next Stop for Widespread Teacher Activism?…

Teachers across the state of North Carolina are planning to take leave on May 16 for a protest in the state capital, leaving many school districts considering shuttering their doors. North Carolina would be the sixth state to experience mass… Read full article at Education Week