NATIONAL: Battle over transgender student rights moves…

Lynn and Larry Brennan’s oldest child could have remained anonymous, just three initials in federal court papers accusing the local school system of discrimination. But their son was done with secrets, and the pretending that sickened him in those dark… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Study: Colleges That Ditch The SAT…

There are now well over 1,000 colleges and universities that don't require SAT or ACT scores in deciding whom to admit, a number that's growing every year. And a new study finds that scores on those tests are of little… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: NPR/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Support Teachers’…

As the wave of teacher walkouts moves to Arizona and Colorado this week, an NPR/Ipsos poll shows strong support among Americans for improving teachers' pay and for their right to strike. Just 1 in 4 Americans believe teachers in this… Read full article at NPR

MVUSD Named CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner

Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) will offer new curriculum, practice labs and exams for students to obtain internationally recognized certifications in computer science as part of a new partnership with CompTIA. CompTIA is considered one of the Information Technology… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

Manufacturing and Logistics students experience new…

March Mountain High School’s Manufacturing and Logistics Pathway students attended WESTEC at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where they were able to experience the latest advances in manufacturing technology. The event was a showcase for new solutions in the manufacturing… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

STATE: Villaraigosa advocates for new university campus…

A new Cal State campus in Stockton, a new medical school at UC Merced and a plan giving students a year of free tuition at a state university in exchange for a year of public service were some of the… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Abuse, violence common among LGBT homeless…

LGBT homeless youth are significantly more likely to face violence, sexual exploitation and early death than their straight peers, according to new research released Wednesday. The study, by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, was based on a phone… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: What does California’s superintendent of public…

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson reads to schoolchildren. The job of state superintendent of public instruction has been around since California itself. The position was written into the state’s 1849 constitution; four years later, Gov. John Bigler asked… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Despite progress, California’s teaching force far…

California has a far more racially and ethnically diverse teaching force than it had 20 years ago — and a more diverse one than is the case nationally. About about 1 in 3 of the state’s 305,000 teachers are teachers… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Ocean View School District removes committee…

A Huntington Beach resident who is alleged to have referred to minorities as "colored people" in a YouTube video is being removed from an Ocean View School District committee, effective immediately. During a heated three-hour meeting Tuesday night, the district… Read full article at Los Angeles Times