STATE: Burbank Unified teachers march for better…

Close to 200 Burbank Unified educators, parents, students and retirees marched for higher teacher and staff wages, improved healthcare compensation and other concerns before a school board meeting Thursday, while more than a dozen spoke during the proceedings. The activities… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Cal State leader shelves proposed tuition…

Cal State, the nation's largest public university system, will no longer consider a plan to raise tuition for the 2018-19 academic year, Chancellor Timothy P. White announced Friday. The decision is a bet that Sacramento will come through in the… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

STATE: Once more, L.A. school board decision…

After more than five hours in closed session, the Los Angeles Board of Education recessed its meeting Friday without announcing a new superintendent for the nation's second-largest school system. The board is scheduled to resume deliberations May 1. Most of… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout

Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group and the… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: 1 injured, suspect in custody in…

Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. It happened Friday morning… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: DeVos Education Dept. Begins Dismissing Civil…

WASHINGTON — The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has begun dismissing hundreds of civil rights complaints under a new protocol that allows investigators to disregard cases that are part of serial filings or that they consider burdensome to the… Read full article at The New York Times

NATIONAL: High school freshmen and sophomores won’t…

New NCAA recruiting rules passed earlier this week are expected to eliminate early scholarship offers to high school freshmen and sophomores for all sports but football and basketball. Under new rules, athletes in sports other than football and basketball cannot… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

NATIONAL: ‘I Should Be Writing Essays Not…

With chants of "no more silence, end gun violence," and holding signs like "Books Not Bullets" and "One Child is Worth More Than All the Guns on Earth," students across the country streamed out of classrooms Friday morning for the… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: An Interview With DeVos’ New Special…

The selection of Johnny Collett, confimed in December to oversee special education for the U.S. Department of Education, was a rare point of agreement between the Trump administration and the disability-advocacy community. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was tripped… Read full article at NPR

Bernice King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s…

The Riverside County Office of Education wants to shake local educators out of complacence. And who better to inspire Coachella Valley’s educational community than the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.? Teachers, administrators and families gathered at the Palm Springs… Read full article at The Desert Sun