Paloma girls advance to basketball semifinals,…

Paloma Valley High continued its impressive run in the CIF-SS girls basketball playoffs Wednesday night, defeating Whitney High in Cerritos, 48-27. That victory improved the Wildcats' season record to 28-3 and earned them a spot in the Division 4AA semifinals.… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

USC eliminates tuition for families earning…

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to widen access for more middle and low-income students, USC announced Thursday that it will eliminate tuition for families earning $80,000 or less annually and will no longer consider home equity in financial aid… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Faces & Places: Crowd comes out…

The Palo Verde High School (PVHS) Yellow Jackets hometown family came out in full-force for the 2020 Senior Night boys’ varsity basketball game on Feb. 13, against the visiting Calipatria High School Hornets. With PVHS senior standout student-athletes Josiah Edwards-Love… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Ex-Riverside Poly High student returns to…

Many days after MacKenzie Feeken settled at her desk in her high school Advanced Placement psychology class, she often passed the time thinking about everything except the lecture happening in front of her. It wasn’t until her teacher, Peter Cherniss,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: New Round of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative…

NEARLY TWO YEARS AFTER one of the biggest education pursuits of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative publicly imploded, the philanthropic arm of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, is pouring money into small, grassroots education initiatives across the… Read full article at US News and World Report

STATE: Mike Bloomberg Pledges to Eliminate Legacy…

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged Tuesday to eliminate legacy preferences in college and university admissions if elected president. "I will make the application process fairer, by working to end legacy preference in admissions,… Read full article at US News and World Report

STATE: Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals…

Two pending rule changes meant to reduce what the Trump administration calls abuse of federal benefit programs could also mean hundreds of thousands of children lose access to free school meals. The first proposed change: The Trump administration wants to… Read full article at NPR

STATE: Gov. Newsom’s big bets: community schools,…

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to entice thousands of new teachers into the classroom, concentrate school improvement in the most impoverished neighborhoods and use competitive grants to challenge districts to form partnerships and develop best practices to raise achievement. He outlined… Read full article at EdSource

A surprise big spender funds attack…

The barrage of campaign mail flooding voters in a Los Angeles school board race includes images of a child holding what appears to be a gun, with the message that school board member Jackie Goldberg is responsible for putting children… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Special education in California in need…

Special education in California should be overhauled to focus on the individual needs of students, with better training for teachers, more streamlined services and improved screening for the youngest children, according to a compilation of reports released today. Those were… Read full article at EdSource