STATE: Montecito students will return to classes…

Many families in Montecito are looking for temporary housing and ways to continue with their lives after mudslides filled with boulders and debris killed at least 20 residents and destroyed or damaged more than 400 homes. For kids, part of… Read full article at KPCC

STATE: SDSU opens $90 million science center…

San Diego State University on Tuesday opened a new $90 million science and engineering center as part of its push to improve teaching and turn the campus into one of the nation’s top 50 public research schools. The center will… Read full article at San Diego Union-Tribune

NATIONAL: Feds Searching for Partner to Support…

The U.S. Department of Education is looking for nonprofit organizations to help support its #GoOpen campaign to nurture state and district take-up of “open” educational resources. The #GoOpen campaign was launched in 2015 by the Obama administration, as part of… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: DeVos Hits Bush, Obama on Education…

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took to task previous administrations – both Democratic and Republican – for taking too heavy-handed an approach in driving education policy, resulting in stagnant academic achievement despite billions of federal dollars spent. "Politicians from both… Read full article at US News and World Report

NATIONAL: In Today’s Political Climate, It’s Harder…

Is teaching civics in 2018 harder than it used to be? In the contentious Trump administration, there is a constant churn of news that brings to life any civics textbook—including allegations of foreign involvement in U.S. elections, claims of both… Read full article at Education Week

Virtual kidnappers try to scam local…

COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. - A Coachella Valley couple was put into a panic when scam artists called the father saying they had kidnapped their son, demanding money for his release. It’s a crime called virtual kidnapping and according to the… Read full article at KESQ News

13 captive siblings, some chained to…

In a discovery that has stunned both authorities and neighbors in a suburban Riverside County neighborhood, 13 brothers and sisters who appeared to have been held captive by their parents in a Perris house were found early Sunday, Jan. 14,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Clippers are partnering with LAUSD to…

Blake Griffin was in third grade when his mother took him and big brother Taylor to the eye doctor. Blake's vision was fine. "My brother couldn't see at all," said the Clippers forward, a five-time All-Star. His brother was in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: After a Debacle, How California Became…

In December 2014 something unusual happened at Disneyland. People came to visit Mickey Mouse, and some of them left with measles. At least 159 people contracted the disease during an outbreak lasting several months. This is more than the typical… Read full article at The New York Times