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

NATIONAL: School Discipline: Federal Directive Didn’t Spark…

As U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos considers whether to revoke Obama-era civil rights guidance that aims to drive down racially disparate rates of school discipline, a polarizing debate has raged around her. On one side, supporters of the guidance… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: $195 Million in Federal Grants for…

Education companies can partner with educational entities to apply for new federal funds aimed at STEM learning and computer science education in K-12 schools. Two U.S. Department of Education programs are open for applications for fiscal 2018, with deadlines fast… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: New Federal Data Detail the State…

States vary widely on how they govern charter schools, in everything from how many schools can operate in a state to how much leeway they have in meeting regulations that govern traditional district-run schools, according to new federal data. The… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Pell Divide: How Universities Are Failing…

Pell Grant Recipients graduate at a rate that is 18 percentage points lower than their peers who did not receive the assistance, according to a new study – a key disparity, given that more than three-quarters of the grant's recipients… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Unionized Or Not, Teachers Struggle To…

More than 9 in 10 teachers say they joined the profession for idealistic reasons — "I wanted to do good" — but most are struggling to some extent economically. Those findings come from a nationally representative survey by NPR and… Read full article at NPR

Coley Candaele stepping down as Vista…

Coley Candaele will step down as Vista Murrieta’s athletic director at the end of the school year. Candaele has been the school’s athletic director the past three years, but said the growing demands made it difficult to continue that position… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise