STATE: To ban or not to ban:…

CARSON, Calif. — At Cal State Dominguez Hills, the low November sun had faded to dusk when Professor Toddy Eames called for a break in the middle of a nearly three-hour screenwriting class. “Fifteen minutes!” she announced as her students… Read full article at The Washington Post

STATE: New Bid to Overhaul College Admissions

In recent years, a number of high school districts and a few states have moved to require high school students to complete much more sophisticated projects to assess their eligibility for a high school diploma, and their preparation for college… Read full article at Inside Higher Ed

NATIONAL: With just 3 students, small-town high…

With just three students left attending high school here, junior Kimberly Taylor moves from one empty classroom to the next, taking mostly online classes or studying alone. She misses her friends and her classes. She also worries about where she… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Groundbreaking medical marijuana case lets little…

(CNN) A little girl was back in a school she loves in Schaumburg, Illinois, last week, but only after a federal judge said it was OK for her to bring her prescription medication with her. Eleven-year-old Ashley Surin was not… Read full article at CNN

NATIONAL: Fewer Teen Moms but Still a…

With U.S. high school graduation rates surpassing 84 percent and hitting record highs, year after year, it's easy to forget that there are still pockets of people for whom graduating from high school is still a big challenge. One is… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: Teens who spend less time in…

In recent months, Silicon Valley executives have been speaking out about the purposely addictive designs of smartphones and social media, which make them hard to put down for anyone, but particularly teenagers. Now, a new report puts numbers to the… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Study: Being around trees and other…

Exposure to trees and other greenery has been shown to stave off depression in adults, and a new study finds the same may be true for teenagers. Researchers looked at more than 9,000 children 12 to 18 and found those… Read full article at The Washington Post

Val Verde schools will launch its…

Students in one Riverside County school district will be seeing a new security presence on campus — its own police officers. The change could happen within a year, when the Perris-based Val Verde Unified School District becomes the first in… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Youths taking part in Riverside Women’s…

Seventeen-year-old Chase Traub has recently had to distance himself from relatives who don’t respect his LGBTQ identity. “It’s my own family members sometimes,” said Traub, a student at Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore. “It’s someone you thought supported you… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Could Riverside County get its own…

For many in Riverside County, a Cal State degree comes with a major in long commutes. A local Cal State campus, county officials say, would let students focus more on learning and less on driving. But adding a 24th campus… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise