Palm Desert agrees to build 8-foot…

After months of debate and public pressure, the Palm Desert City Council on Thursday approved a plan to build an 8-foot-wall to screen off a large apartment complex development – which includes 78 units of low-income housing – from residents… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Cybersecurity and manufacturing will be taught…

Courses in cybersecurity, manufacturing and food services will soon be offered in a new two-story building at Vista Murrieta High School. The plan is to open the facility with 11 classrooms dedicated to career technical education in August, Murrieta Valley… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

California teens are pre-registering in droves.…

For Zoe Martinez, the path to adulthood goes through the voting booth. “I’m very excited about the upcoming election in November,” said Martinez, a 17-year-old from Riverside. “I feel like now that we’re getting to the age of being able… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Beaumont schools workshop on absenteeism reveals…

A student who misses 10 percent of a 180-day school year can be defined as chronically absent. If those absences are considered unexcused, their parents could face up to a $520 fine. Parents attending a class in late March at… Read full article at Record Gazette

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Hoffer School students demonstrate touch sensors

Recapping a field trip to participate at a CUE conference in Palm Springs last month, a handful of fifth-graders rifle off a litany of experiences and buzz words reflecting their accumulated technological acumen. The students from Hoffer Elementary School were… Read full article at Record Gazette

I-Team special report: KESQ Youth Forum

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif.- - Parkland shook students across the nation to their cores. Driven by rage and grief over one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history, students from across the country quickly took action, taking a stand… Read full article at KESQ News

STATE: Beutner closes in on L.A.’s top…

Andrés Alonso, who was one of four finalists to lead the Los Angeles school system, has become the second to withdraw from consideration. The remaining candidates in the confidential search are interim Supt. Vivian Ekchian and former investment banker Austin… Read full article at EdSource

NATIONAL: Teacher walkouts in Arizona and Colorado…

Following the lead of teachers who walked off the job in other states in recent weeks, thousands of teachers and their supporters took to the streets in Arizona and Colorado for the second day in a row to demand better… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Judge moving along Florida school shooting…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A judge sought Friday to get things moving in the death penalty case against Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer set a May 4 deadline at a hearing Friday for defense lawyers… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Money from pot taxes doesn’t fix…

DENVER — Colorado teachers are protesting this week for higher salaries and increased money for schools, prompting questions about why the state’s booming marijuana sales have not fixed the funding problems. The 2012 voter-approved constitutional amendment that allowed adults to… Read full article at The Washington Post