College of the Desert alumni grow…

Connecting today’s students with the jobs of tomorrow has always been the mission of College of the Desert (COD). And 60 years after its founding, the college sees 80% of its alumni stay or return to live and work in… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Desert Sands school security guard arrested…

A Desert Sands school security guard was arrested by Indio police on Tuesday and booked on harassment allegations involving a minor. A parent reported to the school that her daughter, who was attending Desert Ridge Academy, was on the receiving… Read full article at The Desert Sun

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Vista del Lago Sending Odyssey of…

Outstanding creativity was on display for the 9 Moreno Valley Unified teams competing at the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament. More than 100 teams competed in the tournament in San Bernardino on March 3. All of Moreno Valley’s teams… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

‘Deeper learning’ aimed to expand as…

Though Yvonne Armenta graduated from UC Berkeley last May, “I think I remember more actual content from high school than from college,” she said. “In college it was write it down, study the night before … take the test and… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Remembrance: Ron Bennett recalled as skilled…

Ron Bennett, the chief executive officer of Sacramento-based School Services of California, Inc., and mentor for many school executives during the two decades that he ran the state’s largest school district consulting firm, died on March 17. Bennett, 72, became… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California tops in suspension reform, but…

California in recent years has arguably become the best state in the nation at holding school districts accountable for their suspension rates — but a number of districts are still lagging considerably when it comes to addressing suspension disparities among… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: California teacher fired after calling U.S.…

The Southern California teacher who was recorded calling U.S. service members “the lowest of our low” in a video that triggered widespread condemnation has been fired. The El Rancho Unified School District held a vote to determine the fate of… Read full article at The Washington Post

STATE: ‘Teaching Hope’: How California Schools Can…

Dealing with students’ childhood trauma may improve classroom behavior and attendance rates — at least that’s the idea at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s wellness centers. They are located in or near schools, and are designed to serve kids… Read full article at Capital Public Radio

NATIONAL: ELL Education Group Unveils Six Principles…

TESOL International Association, the organization for teachers who specialize in working with English-language learners, has released a set of six principles designed to improve the teaching and learning of English around the globe. The principles were developed to help educators… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Want More Girls in Science Fields?…

Pop "scientist" into an image search and you're likely to see people in goggles and white coats, swirling liquids in Erlenmyer flasks or peering into microscopes. A new study finds the older students get, the more their image of a… Read full article at Education Week