STATE: Professor who called Barbara Bush ‘an…

"I will never be fired," professor Randa Jarrar taunted critics after she blasted Barbara Bush as a racist not an hour after the former first lady's death was announced last week. And the president of California State University, Fresno, has… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: English learners are becoming English-proficient at…

Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District who are still learning English are becoming proficient in their new language at record levels. In L.A. Unified, 20.7 percent of the students who began the school year as English learners will… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: After blackface incident, minority students at…

Aaliyah Ramos was walking through the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus last year when a prospective student approached her. Ramos was the only black person, the young woman said, that she and her mother had seen that day. They… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Former Poway superintendent to pay $185,000…

Former Poway Superintendent John Collins agreed to pay $185,000 to the school district, and struck a plea bargain that reduced four felony charges of misusing public funds to a misdemeanor charge of failing to disclose outside income. Collins was accused… Read full article at San Diego Union-Tribune

STATE: PUSD board changes its policy on…

The Poway Unified School District Board of Education has made a “philosophical” change to the district’s homework policy that could have real changes in the future. The board members have been reviewing and updating the district’s policies to bring them… Read full article at San Diego Union-Tribune

STATE: High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While…

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree. "All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Arizona unites to care for, feed…

PHOENIX — From gathering gift cards, prepping boxed lunches and opening church doors for child care, communities across Arizona are getting ready for a historic teacher walkout that could keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school indefinitely. Working… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: ‘They are so underpaid’: School support…

OKLAHOMA CITY — Jessica Morales gets to Prairie Queen Elementary before the bell rings. In class, she is a lifeline for recent immigrant students, translating lessons they cannot understand. Last year, when a teacher had to leave school unexpectedly, Morales… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Nevada student sues over dress code…

RENO, Nev. — An eighth-grade student has filed a federal lawsuit accusing his northern Nevada school district of violating his First Amendment rights after he says he was told his pro-gun T-shirt violates the district’s dress code. The suit filed… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Teachers from only D.C. charter school…

A rare battle between teachers and administrators at a charter school has broken into public view, with educators taking to the streets of a D.C. neighborhood to press their case that the school is spending millions of dollars on consultants… Read full article at The Washington Post