Donated observatory opens galaxies, STEM careers…

Most students have been told to “reach for the stars” as they envision life beyond high school. That phrase took on new meaning at the College of the Desert’s Mecca/Thermal campus on April 9. More than 130 people – including… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Jack Schreckengost sits on corner of residential neighborhood wearing a crossing guard safety vest

Local school in Palm Springs honors…

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - A longtime crossing guard in Palm Springs received recognition for his service from a local elementary school, who celebrated his 95th birthday Monday morning. Jack Schreckengost was honored by students and staff at Vista Del Monte… Read full article at KESQ News

Home-school oversight bill introduced after Turpin…

A bill by Inland Assemblyman Jose Medina that would have put more oversight on home schools was defeated last week. Medina, D-Riverside, introduced Assembly Bill 2756 after David and Louise Turpin were accused of mistreating and imprisoning 12 of their… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Fire destroys San Jacinto home, prompts…

A fire destroyed a 1,000-square-foot home Monday in San Jacinto, and the blaze briefly prompted neighborhood evacuations while three area schools were placed on a shelter-in-place status during the early afternoon because of smoke. No injuries were reported. The fire… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: California schools getting a little greener…

As Californians celebrate Earth Day and the ecology movement over the past month, the state’s public schools are making steady progress in implementing some of the most comprehensive environmental education goals in the country, educators and environmentalists say. Buoyed by… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Sulfuric acid spill in classroom burns…

A middle school teacher in Santa Barbara suffered extensive burns because of a sulfuric acid spill in a classroom Monday. The incident happened at La Cumbre Junior High School just before 9 a.m. Amber Anderson, a spokeswoman for the Santa… Read full article at San Luis Obispo Tribune

NATIONAL: Where School Employees Can’t Afford Housing,…

In some of the nation's hottest real estate markets, school districts are trying new tactics to help employees cover the spiraling costs of renting or buying a home. The Denver district, for example, is teaming up with a lending company… Read full article at Education Week

STATE: 28,000 LA preschoolers are learning how…

I don’t want to be your friend. Stay away. I’m not going to share with you. These harsh statements are "very normal to hear at the beginning of the school year," for preschool teachers like Rafaela Campos. To push past… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: DeVos Announces $693 Million in Disaster…

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Monday that two states and Puerto Rico will receive nearly $700 million in federal money to help their schools recover from natural disaster. The Puerto Rico Department of Education will receive $589 million… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Despite shortage, nursing schools rejecting thousands…

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - There's an acute nursing shortage in the United States, but schools are turning away thousands of qualified applicants as they struggle to expand class size and hire more teachers for nursing programs. In America, experienced nurses… Read full article at KESQ News