STATE: Ahead of another superintendent search, LAUSD…

Richard Vladovic is sick of "pontificating." He wants the Los Angeles Unified School District to stop planning and start doing — and the school board member's frustration was evident on Tuesday. During a school board goal-setting exercise, Vladovic didn't join… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: San Marino school board member faces…

The San Marino Police Department and San Marino school officials say they are investigating school board member Christopher Norgaard after people came forward and accused Norgaard of sexual harassment. “The District takes allegations of sexual harassment extremely seriously and is… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: With few budget solutions in sight,…

California State University faces difficult budget problems with no quick solutions, and administrators are preparing for tuition increases, program cuts and other unpopular options that seem unavoidable. Gov. Jerry Brown's 2018-19 budget plan, released earlier this month, proposed a fraction… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Use of financial aid continues to…

Financial aid remains a lifeline for the vast majority of undergraduates, as the percentage of those relying on loans and grants to cover college costs continues to rise. A trove of data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education’s… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Why Special Educators Really Leave the…

It's easy to feel sorry for special education teachers. Challenging students, prickly parents, crushing paperwork: They all go with the territory, and contribute to a level of attrition among special educators that is said to be much higher than that… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: House Education Panel Debates Student-Data-Privacy

Congress is still wrestling with a basic question: How to use educational data to improve schools, without further jeopardizing student privacy? That was the subject taken up by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, in a 90-minute hearing… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Illinois Education Agency to Hire Storytellers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The agency overseeing what's been dubbed the nation's worst-funded public-school system plans to hire "storytellers" to relay tales of successes in Illinois classrooms. The post on the Illinois State Board of Education's website seeks applicants for… Read full article at US News and World Report

Indio Middle school plans 50th annual…

INDIO, Calif.- - Indio Middle School students are too young to donate blood, but that hasn’t stopped past and present students from contributing to a lifesaving cause. And on Friday, Feb. 2 from 1:45 to 7 p.m. the school will… Read full article at KESQ News

College of the Desert opened its…

College of the Desert opened its temporary Palm Springs campus Monday and homeowners finally got to see if it would create traffic issues in their neighborhood. It did not and classes commenced without any congestion outside the campus at Baristo… Read full article at The Desert Sun

The gift of reading: Riverside group…

Assistance League of Riverside is seeking donations for its sixth Children’s Book Drive set for Feb. 1 though 28. The group will distribute the books to local children along with new school clothes, backpacks and personal hygiene kits through their… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise