STATE: Fremont Ends Sex Ed for Fourth…

The teaching of sex ed in fourth through sixth grades has been eliminated in the city of Fremont after months of controversy over a proposed new curriculum to comply with state law. The Fremont Unified School District Board of Education… Read full article at KQED News

NATIONAL: Across the country, measures to arm…

In the two months after the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead, Republican legislators across the country introduced 25 measures to arm teachers and staff members in schools. Despite support and encouragement for such laws from President Trump and… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: New Mexico students join walkout to…

CARLSBAD, N.M. — New Mexico teenagers joined with students from across the U.S. in a school walkout to support gun ownership. Students from schools in Carlsbad, Albuquerque and Santa Fe participated in the movement Wednesday called “Stand for the Second,”… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Teacher of the Year hands Trump…

Mandy Manning only had a moment with President Trump, but it was all she needed. Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year recipient, had brought with her from Spokane, Wash., a stack of letters that her immigrant and refugee… Read full article at The Washington Post

Proximity to Books Enhances Children’s Learning

Close physical proximity to books and greater adult support for reading enhances children's learning opportunities, according to a new study that also concludes that limited access to books is a barrier to reading for children living in low-income neighborhoods found… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: High school senior sounds the alarm…

A new video sheds an eye-opening light on teens' use of e-cigarettes, or what they call “juuling.” The term derives from Juul, a popular vaping device. “You couldn’t be caught dead with a cigarette right now if you’re a teenager,… Read full article at ABC News

NATIONAL: How Long Do Kids Have to…

Many states have significantly raised their mandatory-attendance age in the last five years, new federal data show. In a 2012 State of the Union address, then-President Obama called for states to prevent students from dropping out before age 18. At the… Read full article at Education Week

Former New Horizons teacher taken into…

Sean Michael McMurray, 42, a former administrator at New Horizons High School in Banning, was arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts upon a child. He was taken into custody in Yucaipa on April 18 and held on $1 million bail.… Read full article at Record Gazette